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ARCHIVES 

OF  THE 

STATE  OF  NEW  JERSEY 


FIRST  SERIES 
Vol.  XXXIV 


VOL.    V   OF   CALENDAR   OF   WILLS 


DOCU  M  ENTS 


RELATING   TO   THE 


COLONIAL  AND  REVOLUTIONARY  HISTORY 


OF   THE 


STATE  OF  NEW  JERSEY 


FIRST   SERIES— VOL.   XXXIV 


CALENDAR    OF    NEW    JERSEY    WILLS,    ADMINISTRATIONS,    Etc. 

VOLUME  V— 1771-1780 


Edited  By       ^."^ 

A.  VAN   DOREN    HONEYMAN 

OF    COMMITTEE    ON    COLONIAL    DOCUMENTS 


MacCrellish  6f  Quijley  Co 

(Printers 
Trenlon.   New  Jer.ey 

1931 


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This  volume  was  prepared  and  edited  by  authority  of  the 
State  of  New  Jersey,  at  the  request  of  the  New  Jersey  His- 
torical Society,  acting  under  its  Committee  of  Colonial 
Documents.      That    Committee    during    its    preparation    was 

constituted  as  follows : 

Edwin  E.  Walker, 

A.  Van  Doeen  Honetman, 

Edwaed  a,  Aemstrong, 

Joseph  F.  Folsom, 

Hiram  E.  Deats. 


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Pref 


ace 


This  fifth  volume  of  "Abstracts  of  Wills"  of  New  Jersey,  like 
the  fourth  volume,  has  been  prepared,  so  far  as  the  abstracts 
themselves  are  concerned,  by  Dr.  Joseph  H.  Satterthwaite,  of 
Trenton,  an  expert  in  such  matters.  The  Editor  arranged  them 
in  alphabetical  form,  prepared  the  manuscript  for  the  printer 
and  superintended  the  double  Index.  There  has  been  followed 
in  the  text  the  preceding  practice  of  copying  exactly  the  spell- 
ings of  proper  names  of  persons  and  places,  regardless  of  pres- 
ent spellings,  and  whether  or  not  such  spellings  conform  with 
similar  names  in  the  same  abstract.  This  fact  may  lead  many 
who  use  this  work  to  suppose  that  hundreds  of  erroneously 
spelled  names  are  the  fault  of  the  abstracter,  or  of  the  printer, 
when  it  is  not  so.  Perhaps  in  some  cases  very  bad  chirogi'aphy 
has  led  to  some  errors  in  this  direction. 

Whether  lawyers  ignorant  of  proper  names  drafted  many  of 
the  wills  so  badly  mixed  in  the  spellings  of  surnames  or  first 
names,  or  whether  many  such  were  written  by  the  testators 
themselves,  it  would  be  difficult  to  decide,  but  the  facts  are  as 
they  are. 

It  should  also  be  said  that,  where  the  name  of  a  testator  or 
testatrix,  as  printed  in  bold  face  type  at  the  head  of  an  abstract, 
differs  in  surname  or  first  name  from  the  same  surname  or  first 
name  in  the  body  of  the  abstract,  it  is  because  the  testator  or 
testatrix  so  signed  his  or  her  name  to  the  will.  In  all  cases  it 
is  the  signed  name  to  a  will  which  appears  at  the  head  of  an 
abstract. 

It  may  be  asked  Avhy  the  final  accounts  of  estates  are  some- 
times given  with  names  of  other  persons  benefitted  by  them, 
while  usually  they  are  not  given.  The  reason  is  that  such  may 
be  helpful  to  indicate  relationship,  or  for  some  other  good 
purpose.  In  that  matter  the  abstracter  has  used  his  best  judg- 
ment. As  a  rule,  however,  all  the  abstracts  are  made  upon  a 
uniform  plan,  giving  the  essential  features  for  the  use  of  a 
descendant,  genealogist,  or  biographer. 

Where  wills,  administrations,  etc.,  were  regularly  recorded 
at  Trenton,  the  book  and  page  where  the  record  may  be  found 
are  stated.  Where  originals  were  simply  filed  as  papers,  but  not 
recorded,   as  happened  with   many  wills   and   inventories,   the 


6  PREFACE 

reference  given  is  tO'  the  number  of  the  filing  case  in  which  the 
original  papers  ma}'  be  found.  The  books  of  record  and  all 
original  papers  in  the  matters  noted  are  preserved  in  the  well- 
lighted  basement  of  the  Secretary  of  State's  office  at  Trenton, 
with  a  polite  and  trained  official  in  charge. 

It  may  be  of  interest  to  some  readers,  not  familiar  with  the 
exact  value  of  a  few  of  the  terms  or  expressions  employed  in 
various  wills  and  inventories,  to  say  that  the  word  "yeoman" 
was  in  common  use  to  signify  a  freeholder.  The  "£"  (pound), 
which,  with  shillings  and  pence,  constituted  the  lawful  basis 
for  the  calculation  of  financial  accounts,  is  to  be  valued  at 
about  $2.50,  although  its  purchasing  power  in  that  day  was 
probably  five  times  what  it  now  is. 

It  may  be  noted  also  that  in  various  wills  the  word  "brother," 
as  used,  has  an  uncertain  meaning,  and  may  refer  to  brother- 
in-law,  step-  or  half-brother,  or  to  a  member  of  the  same 
religious  denomination;  and  that  where  names  of  testators  in 
the  bold  face  type  are  spelled  in  some  alternate  manner  it  signi- 
fies that  in  the  same  document,  or  some  corelated  document, 
proof  of  such  variation  occurs. 

As  is  stated  in  the  "Cautionary  Word"  on  a  succeeding  page, 
the  "Index  of  Names  of  Persons"  (which  has  been  made  under 
the  Editor's  direction),  needs  to  be  examined  with  more  care 
than  is  usual  in  an  ordinary  book  index,  just  because  of  the 
irregular  and  bad  spellings.  While  in  the  Index  many  spellings 
have  been  rectified  to  suit  present-day  custom  and  some  com- 
bined, we  have  not  had  a  cast  iron  rule  in  the  spelling  of  either 
surnames  or  first  names,  preferring  sometimes  (especially  as 
to  first  names)  to  follow  the  abstract.  Particularly  in  the  case 
of  old  Dutch  families  it  will  be  found  that  the  same  first  name 
was  spelled  in  all  kinds  of  ways,  such,  for  instance,  as  Altje, 
spelled  Altye,  Aaltie,  Aletie,  Ayltye,  etc. ;  Johannes,  spelled 
Johannis,  Joannes,  Johonnis,  Hance,  Hans,  Yohanis,  etc.  We 
have  not  harmonized  such  first  names  in  the  Index,  except  occa- 
sionally, generally  taking  a  choice  of  that  which  seemed  to  be 
in  most  use  in  the  wills  themselves.  In  any  case  the  spellings 
in  the  Index  of  personal  names  are  not  likely  to  mislead  an 
intelligent  user  of  the  volume.  In  the  matter  of  English, 
Swedish,  etc., "  first  names,  there  are  many  which  some  will 
consider  even  more  curious,  and  not  now  in  customary  use.  We 
present  a  few  examples  of  such  selected  at  random : 


PREFACE  7 

Aniager,  Asena,  Bathnifer,  Bathinfliath,  Caplinetie,  Clat- 
worthy,  Cleffen,  Creyfere,  Eccord,  Enloes,  Eusebe,  Gartery, 
Goula,  Hantail,  Hanyurre,  Itea,  Loruhemate,  Lovisa,  Lutis, 
Macel,  Melyn,  Merela,  Morelise,  Poltis,  Eacey,  Resia,  Salerah, 
Salathiel,  Seveler,  Shedlock,  Springett,  Sybilah,  Syndony, 
Thomasin,  Trustrum,  Trypany,  Vesti,  Violetea,  Zebina. 

One  feature  of  the  Index,  which  has  not  heretofore  been  fol- 
lowed in  preceding  volumes,  is  the  inclusion  of  maiden  names 
of  daughters  or  sisters  in  addition  to  their  married  names.  For 
example,  if  John  Jones  has  a  daughter,  Mary  Allen,  she  is 
indexed  not  only  under  Mary  Allen,  but  under  Mary  Jones. 
If  he  had  a  married  sister,  Martha  Smith,  she  is  also  indexed 
under  Martha  Jones. 

It  is  also  to  be  remembered  that,  as  a  rule,  the  Index  of 
Persons  does  not  include  the  names  of  testators,  etc.,  printed 
in  the  bold  face  type  throughout  the  volume,  and  which  are 
alphabetically  arranged.  It  is  as  highly  important  to  consult 
those  names  as  the  Index  itself. 

Probably  two  volumes  more  will  complete  the  "Abstract  of 
Wills"  in  the  series  of  "New  Jersey  Archives,''  including  from 
the  year  1781  to  about  1804,  after  which  the  recording  of  wills, 
etc.,  was  transferred  from  the  Secretary  of  State's  office  in 
Trenton  to  the  Clerk's  or  Register's  offices  in  the  various 
counties.  These  will  be  published  in  due  course  as  the  State 
makes  the  necessary  appropriations. 

THE  EDITOR. 


Cautionary  Word 


In  searching  for  personal  names,  consult  not  the  "Index  of 
Persons"  alone,  at  the  end  of  this  volume,  but  also  the  alphabetical 
list  of  testators,  etc.,  in  the  body  of  the  work,  as  such  names,  in 
bold  face  type,  are  not  repeated  in  the  Index. 

And,  as  to  the  Index  itself,  look  at  possible  spellings  of  surnames 
and  not  only  as  to  established  modern  spellings. 


Errata 


On    page    379,    the    bold    face    heading    of    abstract    which    reads, 
"Paterson,  Thomas,  Jr.,"  should  read  "Parsons,  Thomas,  Jr." 

On    page    437,    the    bold    face    heading    of    abstract    which    reads, 
"Rue,  James,"  should  read,  "Rue,  John." 


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Note — The  books  cited  as  Libers  1,  2,  3,  etc.,  are  of  "West  Jersey 
wills.  Those  cited  as  Libers  A,  B,  C,  etc.,  are  of  East  Jersey  wills. 
Where  matters  beside  recorded  wills,  such  as  inventories,  accounts, 
etc.,  are  noted,  the  originals  may  be  found  in  the  proper  envelopes 
(arranged  by  counties),  reference  to  which  is  made  in  the  volumes 
(three  volumes)  entitled  "Index  to  Wills,"  published  by  the  Secretary 
of  State  in  1912  and  1913,  which  should  always  be  consulted  in  case 
originals  are  to  be  referred  to.  Where  the  chief  matter  is  not  of 
record  in  books,  the  envelope  numbers  are  given  herewith,  although 
in  Bergen,  Essex,  Middlesex  and  Monmouth  counties,  the  original 
papers  are  bound  instead  of  being  in  envelopes.  All  original  matters 
herein  abstracted  are  to  be  found  in  the  Secretary  of  State's  ofRce  at 
Trenton.  All  proper  names  are  believed  to  be  spelled  as  in  the  origi- 
nals, even  when,  in  the  same  will,  the  spellings  differ. 


1773,  Jan.  9.  Abbit,  William,  Jr.,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Said  ward  makes  choice  of  Nathaniel  Hunt  as  his  guardian.  Guardian 
— Nathaniel  Hunt,  of  Amwell.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  De  Cou;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Isaac  Allen  and  Micajah  How.    Lib.  14,  p.  517. 

1775,  Feb.  9.  Abet,  Daniel,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  James 
Abbitt,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of  Benjamin 
Biles  as  his  guardian.  Guardian — Benjamin  Biles,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — John  Burrows,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Witness — George 
Cottnam.  Lib.  15,  p.  532. 

1762,  June  24.  Accor,  Daniel,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co;  will 
of.  Wife,  Martha,  and  my  daughter,  Ann,  to  be  supported  by  the 
profits  of  the  real  estate.  Son,  Andrew,  may  live  on  the  plantation, 
till  it  is  sold,  which  is  not  to  be  till  after  death  or  marriage  of  my 
wife.  Daughter,  Mary,  £50.  Daughter,  Ann,  £140,  when  she  is  21. 
Sons,  Daniel  and  Andrew,  the  rest.  Executors — friends,  Jonathan 
Combs  and  Richard  Standly.  Witnesses — Daniel  Accor,  Jr.,  Andrew 
Accor,  James  Bennet.     Proved  April  15,   1772. 

1772,  April  14.  Renunciation  by  Jonathan  Combs  and  Richard 
Standly. 

1772,  May  26.  Adm'rs  with  will  annexed — Martha  Accor,  of  Middle- 
sex Co.,  and  Daniel  Accor,  of  the  Highlands,  New  York. 

1772,  May  25.  Inventory,  £47.15.2,  made  by  Jonathan  Combs  and 
Daniel  Williamson.  Lib.  K,  p.  492. 

1773,  Aug.  14.  Ackernian,  Gerret,  of  Paremes,  Bergen  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Lena,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Eldest  son,  John,  £3  for 
his  birthright.  Son,  David,  my  old  plantation  where  I  dwell,  with 
only  3  acres  excepted;  upon  condition  that  he  keep  my  brother, 
Laurens  Ackerman,  and  also  my  son,  John  Ackerman,  if  occasion  re- 
quires. Son,  Hannes,  ^4  of  my  land  on  the  west  side  of  Saddle  River, 
on  the  plain.  Son,  Gerret,  Vz  of  my  land  on  said  plain.  Son,  Abram, 
the  other  14  of  the  plain.  The  woodland  along  the  brook  to  the 
above-named,  Gerret,  Hannes  and  Abram.  Son,  Cobes,  the  3  acres  out 
of  the  old  place,  on  the  south  side  of  my  lot  near  the  King's  road. 
Son,  Albert,   £10.     Son,   David,  the  place  in  the  church  where  he  now 


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aits.  Daughter,  Grietie,  the  place  in  the  church  where  she  sits;  my 
daughter,  Lisabeth,  to  have  her  mother's  place  in  the  church,  after 
her  death  or  marriage.  Daughter,  Abigal,  to  have  her  outset  as  my 
other  daughters  had.  Sons,  Albert  and  Cobes,  and  daughters,  Grietie, 
Jannetie,  Lisabeth  and  Abigal  Ackerman,  the  rest  of  personal  estate. 
The  estate  from  my  deceased  father-in-law,  if  it  come  in  from  Wykof, 
to  be  divided  among  all  my  children.  Executors — my  son,  David,  and 
son-in-law,  Abram  W.  Rutan.  Signed  by  mark.  Witnesses — Abraham 
Westervelt,  Roelef  Westervelt,   Peter  Post.     Proved  Feb.  28,  1774. 

Lib.  L,  p.  94. 

1774,  Sept.  15.  Acton,  John,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Acton. 
Fellowbondsmen —  Richard  Smith,  Jr.,  and  Benjamin  Acton;  all  of 
said  Co. 

1774,  July  1.  Inventory,  £72.14.0,  made  by  Aaron  Bradway  and 
Richard  Smith,  Jr.  Lib.  15,  p.  501. 

1777,  May  28.  Adams,  Hannah,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  widow.  Int.  Adm'r — Darkis  Ware.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Jacob  Hollins,  head  watchmaker,  and  Henry  Lummis,  sadler;  all  of 
said  place. 

1777,  May  27.  Inventory,  £27.10.3,  made  by  Malachi  Long  and  Jacob 
Hollinshead.  Lib.  18,  p.  604. 

1777,  May  1©.  Adams,  Job,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek  Precinct, 
Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Sinnickson,  of  Salem.  Fellowbonds- 
men— Andrew  Yorke  and  David  Adams;  both  of  Lower  Alloways 
Creek. 

1777,  May  8.  Inventory,  £68.14.10,  made  by  Andrew  Yorke  and 
Morris  Beesly.     "Cash  in  the  hand  of  David  Adams,  £3.17.6." 

Lib.   18,   p.   605. 

1777,  March  31.  Adams,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Lawrie.     Fellowbondsman — Empson  Kirby;  both  of  said  Co. 

1777,  March  29.  Inventory,  £59.3.6,  made  by  Edward  Pancoast  and 
Empson  Kirby.  Lib.  18,  p.  210. 

1774,  April  13.  Adams,  Nathan,  of  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Realy,  use  of  my  land  to  bring  up  my  youngest  son,  Nathan.  Son, 
Joseph,  £5.  Sons,  John,  William  and  Nathan,  each  £12,  when  they 
are  21.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Mercy,  Hannah  and  Esther  Adams,  £6  each, 
when  Esther  is  18.  My  house  and  lot  to  be  sold.  Executors — friends, 
Arent  Schuyler  and  Joseph  Richardson.  Witnesses — Joseph  Scott, 
Aaron  Schuyler,  John  Robinson.     Proved  Aug.  24,  1774. 

1774,  Aug.  24.  Inventory,  £101.8.11,  made  by  John  Mills  and  Walter 
Vanschiver.  Lib.  17,  p.  65. 

1777,  Feb.  21.  Adams,  Parnel,  of  Chesterfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Catherine,  all  my  goods.  Executrix — my  wife. 
Witnesses — David  Glandin,   Jeremiah   Shreve.     Proved  March   3,   1777. 

1777,  March  3.  Inventory,  £59.0.0,  made  by  John  Chapman  and 
Jeremiah  Shreve.  Lib.  18,  p.  99. 

1759,  March  15.  Adams,  William,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  mason; 
will  of.  Wife,  Alice,  all  real  and  personal  estate.  Executrix — wife, 
Alice.  Witnesses — John  Catlee.  Benjamin  Thomas,  John  Reily.  Proved 
April  25,  1775.  Lib.  17,  p.  109. 


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1772,  Oct.  25,  Adams,  William,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck  Township, 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Susanah  Adams,  £200,  when  18.  "Wife, 
Sarah,  rest  of  moveable  estate,  and  use  of  the  real,  till  my  son  and 
daughter  are  of  age.  Son,  John,  all  my  lands,  but,  if  he  die  without 
issue,  then  my  daughter,  Susanah,  to  have  it,  and,  if  she  die,  then  to 
my  brother.  Job  Adams.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  brother-in- 
la%v,  Edward  Bradway.  Witnesses — Nathan  Bradway,  Rachel  Han- 
cock, Josiah  Miller.     Proved   Nov.   17,   1772. 

1772,  Nov.  13.  Inventory.  £473.4.10,  made  by  John  Stewart  and  John 
Ware.  Lib.  16,  p.  270. 

1773,  April  7.  Albinson,  Adam,  of  Mannington  Township,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  After  debts  are  paid,  the  remainder  to  be  divided  between 
my  executor,  Mary  Ray,  Mary  Cattail  and  James  Cattell.  Executor — 
Elijah  Cattell.  Witnesses — John  Booth,  James  O'Neill,  Daniel  Ridg- 
way.     Proved  Oct.  10,  1774. 

1773,  June  19.  Inventory,  £120.16.2,  made  by  John  Maxwell  and 
Thomas  Smith.  An  order  on  Thomas  Sinnickson  for  building  Salem 
Bridge,  £59.6.5.  Due  from  the  managers  of  St.  George  Creek  marsh, 
£7.10.8.  Lib.  17,  p.  83. 

1777,  Dec.  19,  Aleger,  Benjamin,  of  Readingtown,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Catherine  Aleger.  Fellowbondsman — John  Emans;  both 
of  said  Co. 

1777,  June  17.     Inventory,   made  by  David  Cole  and  John  Emans. 

Lib.  18,  p.   627. 

1777,  May  27.  Alexander,  Catherine,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Son,  Ebenezer  Dunn,  5  shillings.  Son,  Thomas 
Dunn,  horse  and  bedstead.  Daughter,  Jean  Marshall,  5  shillings. 
Daughter,  Sarah  Copner,  5  shillings.  Daughters,  Mary  Alexander  and 
Margret  Alexander,  the  rest  of  estate,  when  18.  Executors — sons, 
Ebenezer  Dunn  and  Thomas  Dunn.  Witnesses — Thomas  Newark, 
Elizabeth  Newark,  Thomas  Sparks.     Proved  Feb.   10,   1778. 

1777,  June  7.  Inventory,  £177.6.3,  made  by  Thonias  Sparks  and 
Thomas  Newark.  Lib.  20,  p.  7. 

1777,  Jan.  20.  Allexander,  Samuel,  of  Bernards  Town,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Allexander,  all  my  moveable  estate,  and 
the  boy  that  lives  with  me,  except  a  horse  forinerly  called  my  son 
William's,  which  I  now  give  to  my  son  Samuel.  Daughter,  Elizabeth, 
a  bed.  Daughter,  Sarah,  a  bed.  Son,  Samuel,  the  house  in  which  I 
live,  and  100  acres  of  land  of  the  plantation.  Daughters,  Elizabeth 
and  Sarah,  the  other  100  acres.  The  house  and  50  acres  of  land, 
where  my  son-in-law,  David  Parker,  deceased,  lately  lived,  to  be  sold, 
and  of  the  money,  I  give  my  daughter-in-law,  Jean,  the  wife  of 
Nehemiah  Blackford,  H  part;  and  to  my  daughter-in-law,  Margrete, 
the  wife  of  Hugh  Walker,  \i  part;  and  to  my  daughter-in-law,  Mary, 
the  wife  of  Josiah  Price,  H  part;  and  to  the  2  sons  of  my  deceased 
son-in-law,  David  Parker,  i/4  part,  when  they  come  of  age.  Executors 
— son,  Samuel,  and  friend,  John  Roy.  Witnesses — Samuel  Dalglish, 
Insley  Dalglish,  Lewis  Morris.     Proved  April  9,   1777. 

1777,  May  12.  Inventory,  £383.16.5,  made  by  John  Parker  and  Hugh 
Walker.  Lib.  18,  p.  587. 


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1775,  Feb.  11.  Allen,  Abraham,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  inn- 
keeper; will  of.  Sister,  Agnes  Parker,  £40;  and  to  her  son,  Abraham 
Parker,  £20.  Sister,  Sarah  Allen,  £50.  Brother  Benjamin's  daughter, 
Mary,  who  is  now  wife  of  David  Fisher,  £20;  and  to  each  of  her 
children  £5.  Daughter,  Sarah  Allen,  all  her  goods  in  the  house,  and  % 
of  the  books.  Sons,  Benjamin,  Abraham  and  William,  each  to  have 
1/4  my  books.  My  2  youngest  sons  to  be  put  to  trades.  Rest  to  all 
of  my  children.  Executors — my  friend,  Joshua  Lippincott,  and  my 
daughter,  Sarah  Allen.  Witnesses — John  Maxell,  Joseph  Eves,  Jacob 
Eves.     Proved  Nov.  24,  1775. 

1775,  Nov.  21.  Inventory,  £2,452.9.2,  made  by  Micajah  Wills  and 
Joseph  Eves. 

1776,  June  13.     Account  by  both  executors. 

Lib.  17,  p.  284;  Lib.  16,  p.  484. 

1775,  Dec.  22.  Allen,  E:iisha,  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Ann 
Allen,  two  tracts  of  land  in  Mannington,  which  Samuel  Hartly  lives 
on,  and  bounded  by  Jedidiah  Allen,  Joseph  Sharp  and  Mannington 
Creek,  of  about  70  acres.  To  that  child  yet  unborn,  i/i  of  200  acres 
on  which  William  Oakford  lives,  and  which  I  bought  of  David  Allen. 
If  both  of  the  children  die  under  age,  then  I  give  the  land  to  my 
brother,  Champnys  Allen.  Executor — brother,  David  Allen.  Witnesses 
— Anthony  Sharp,  Jacob  Miller,   Samuel  King.     Proved  May  22,    1776. 

1776,  May  9.  Inventory,  £666.4.3,  made  by  Christopher  Smith  and 
William  Smith.  Lib.  17,  p.  410. 

1773,  May  21.  Allen,  E}phraini,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Benjamin  Jackson.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Huelitt;  both 
of  said  place. 

1773,  May  20.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Allen,  widow  of  Ephraim, 
in  favor  of  Benjamin  Jackson.  Witnesses — Samuel  Longstreet  and 
Joseph  Cook. 

1773,  May  20.  Inventory,  £109.10.7,  made  by  Joseph  Cook  and 
Samuel  Longstreet.  Lib.  K,  p.  4  50. 

1776,  Feb.  29.  Allen,  Hezekiali,  of  Shrewsbury  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Grandson,  David  Allen,  £1.  Daughters,  Mary  Allen  and 
Martha  Allen,  all  my  wool  now  on  the  sheeps'  backs.  Rest  of  estate 
to  be  sold.  Son,  James,  £10.  Son,  Jonathan,  £10.  Children — Mary 
Allen,  James  Allen,  Jonathan  Allen,  Catherine  Allen  and  Martha 
Allen,  the  rest.  Executors — friends,  Edward  Patterson  Cook  and 
Benjamin  Jackson.  Witnesses — Christopher  Romine,  John  Lawrence. 
Proved  May  28,  1776.  Lib.   17,  p.  316. 

1774,  May  24.  Allen,  Jacob,  of  Morris  Township  and  Co.;  weaver; 
will  of.  Far  advanced  in  years.  Wife,  Naoma,  the  use  of  all  my 
lands.  Son,  Henry,  5  shillings.  Son,  Gilbert,  5  shillings.  Son,  John,  5 
shillings.  Grandson,  Samuel  Allen,  the  son  of  Aaron,  deceased,  5  shil- 
lings. Daughter,  Susannah  Allen,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Hannah 
Hartheway,  5  shillings.  Son,  Moses,  all  my  lands  where  I  live,  which 
I  bought  of  John  HoUoway.  Executors — wife,  Naoma,  and  son,  Moses. 
Witnesses — Noadah  Cranmer,  Peter  Smith,  Ichabud  Ward,  Jacob  Min- 
thorn,  Leonard  Chapin.     Proved  Sept.  13,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  91. 

1768,  Nov.  25.  Allen,  John,  of  Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Sister,  Jane 
Allen,  £5.     Wife,  Jane,  the  rest  of  my  estate.     Executors — Hugh  Lyle, 


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of  Colerane,  and  Edward  Dunlop,  of  Hackettstown.  Witnesses — 
Thomas  Helmes,  Thomas  Brooks,  Edward  Dunlop.  Proved  June  3, 
1773.  Lib.  16,  p.  214. 

1771,  F'eb.  4.  Allen,  John,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adni'r — 
John  Allen,  of  said  place,  father  of  John  Allen,  deceased.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Joseph  Leonard,  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Witness — Henry 
Waddell.  Surrogate.  Lib.  K,  p.  293. 

1771,  Oct.  15.  Allen,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Joseph  Hulit.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Leonard;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — William  Taylor,  Surrogate. 

1771,  Oct.  15.  Renunciation  by  Joseph  Allen,  brother  of  the  late 
John  Allen,  deceased.     Witness — Benjamin  Walcott.         Lib.  K,  p.  365. 

1775,  March  18.  Allen,  Joseph,  of  Elizabeth,  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  I  gave  to  my  son,  Joseph  Allen,  by  deed  of  gift,  100  acres 
of  land,  which  is  to  remain  to  him.  There  was  a  jointure  made 
between  myself  and  Sarah  Stanbury,  before  our  marriage,  dated 
May  18,  1749,  by  which  I  am  to  allow  her  sufficient  support,  while 
she  is  my  widow,  which  is  to  be  fulfilled  out  of  my  estate.  To  the 
Baptist  Church  at  Scotch  Plains,  £20.  Grandsons,  Zebulon  Smith, 
David  Smith  and  Gideon  Smith,  each  £10.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Ward, 
£10.  Daughter,  Sarah  Frazee,  10  shillings.  Daughter,  Deborah  Line, 
10  shillings.  Son,  Joseph  Allen,  and  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Person, 
rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — son,  Joseph,  and  my  son-in-law,  Daniel 
Person.  Witnesses — William  Tanor,  Andrew  Drake,  William  Coles. 
Proved  Jan.  19,  1778.  Lib.  18,  p.  653. 

1776,  April  11.  Allen,  Nathan,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
Humphrey.     Fellowbondsman — James  Talman;   both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.  489. 

1777,  July  27.  Allen,  Ralph,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Ann,  all  the  goods  that  I  had  with  her,  and  an  equal  share 
with  my  children.  Remainder  to  my  wife,  and  children,  Judiah, 
Miriam,  Mary,  Phebe,  Joseph,  Ezekiel,  and  the  one  with  which  my 
■wife  is  pregnant.  Executors — my  brother-in-law,  Thomas  Latham; 
my  wife,  Ann,  and  my  uncle,  Amos  Middleton.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Bullock,   Joseph  Fowler,   William  Allen.     Proved  Aug.   6,   1782. 

1778,  April  20.  Amos  Middleton  renounced  on  account  of  age.  Wit- 
ness— Phebe  Cook. 

1777,  10  mo.,  24.     Thomas  Latham  renounced.  Lib.  23,  p.  144. 

1770,  March  31.  Allen,  Samuel,  of  Nottingham,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Sons,  Henry,  Michael,  Samuel  and  Nathan,  all  my  lands, 
except  what  is  hereafter  stated.  Wife,  Mary,  £50.  Son,  Gabriel,  £50. 
Daughter,  Abigail  Allen,  £50.  Daughter,  Hannah  Allen,  £50.  Daugh- 
ter, Patience  Allen,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary  Allen,  £50.  Overplus  to  be 
given  to  wife,  Mary,  and  my  children,  Gabriel  Allen,  Lydia  Middleton, 
Abigail  Allen,  Hannah  Allen,  Patience  Allen  and  Mary  Allen.  Land  1 
bought  of  Richard  Brown  to  be  sold.  Son,  Gabriel,  not  21,  and 
daughters  not  18.  Executors — my  brothers-in-law,  Nathan  Robins 
and  Randle  Robins.  Witnesse.s — James  Woolley,  Abner  Hall,  Abel 
Middleton.     Proved  April  8,  1777. 

1777,  March  13.  Inventory,  £1,740.9.0,  made  by  James  Lawrie  and 
John  Taylor.  Lib.  18,  p.  154. 


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1773,  May  17.  Aller,  Peter,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  My  oldest  son,  Peter  Aller,  5  shillings.  Wife,  Eliza- 
beth, the  plantation  where  I  live,  while  my  widow.  Son,  John,  the 
said  plantation,  after  wife's  death  or  marriage.  Son,  Peter,  planta- 
tion where  he  lives,  which  formerly  belonged  to  Philip  Kase.  Son, 
Philip,  £100.  Daughter,  Mary  Aller,  some  livestock.  Daughter, 
Rebekah,  some  livestock.  Daughter,  Rachel,  the  same.  Daughter, 
Sarah,  cow  and  bed.  Daughters,  Catharine,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  Anne, 
Rebekah,  Rachel  and  Sarah  Aller,  £250.  Executor — son,  John.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Furman,  James  Furman,  Andrew  Heath.  Proved 
April,  1778,  at  Pitts  Town. 

1778,  April  16.  Inventory,  £289.2.6,  made  by  Samuel  Furman  and 
Peter  Rockafellow.  Lib.  21,  p.  266. 

1770,  Oct.  24.  Alleson,  Mary,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Sister,  Hephzibath  Allison,  i/4  of  my  lot  and  dwelling  house  in  Eliza- 
beth Town,  where  I  live,  which  I  purchased  of  John  Halsted.  To  my 
executors  the  other  Vs  of  said  house  and  lot,  in  trust,  and  to  pay  to 
my  sister,  Thankfull,  the  wife  of  Henry  Spencer,  during  the  life  of 
said  Henry  Spencer,  the  profits  of  said  Ys  part,  and  if  she  outlive 
her  husband,  then  after  her  death,  I  give  the  same  to  my  sister, 
Thankfull;  but  if  Thankfull  be  dead,  then  to  my  nephew,  William 
Spencer,  but  if  he  should  die  under  age,  then  I  give  the  same  to  my 
sisters,  Hepzibath  and  Louisa  Alleson.  Sister,  Hepzibath,  %  my  per- 
sonal estate.  Sister,  Thankfull,  the  wife  of  Henry  Spencer,  the  profits 
of  the  other  %.  Executors — Reverend  James  Caldwell,  Benjamin 
Spinning  and  Oliver  Spencer.  Witnesses — Jacob  Croes,  Daniel  Sayre, 
John  Chetwood.     Proved  April  13,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  415. 

1774,  June  18.  Alston,  David,  of  Woodbridge  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  David,  %  of  my  plantation,  and  4  acres 
more,  that  is,  the  land  on  the  west  side  of  the  road,  opposite  my 
house,  and  is  bounded  by  Samuel  Elston,  Samuel  Force  and  Thomas 
Force.  Rest  of  the  plantation  to  sons,  Jonathan  and  Lewis;  Lewis  to 
have  the  south  part.  Sons,  David  and  Jonathan,  a  salt  meadow  in 
Woodbridge  Raway  Meadows,  joining  Cross  Creek,  and  bounded  by 
Carlile  Brown  and  Moses  Bishop.  Son,  Lewis,  a  salt  meadow  in 
Woodbridge  Raway  Meadows.  Daughter,  Anne,  wife  of  James  Brown, 
a  negro  wench,  Leanah,  and  £20.  Grandsons,  sons  of  my  son,  John, 
deceased,  namely,  Joseph  and  David,  each  £50,  when  they  are  21. 
Executors — sons,  David  and  Jonathan.  Witnesses — Samuel  Jaquess, 
Jr.,   Jonathan   Alston,   Joseph   D  Camp.      Proved   Oct.   24,   1775. 

Lib.  L,  p.  290. 

1772,  Feb.  6.  ALston,  John,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.,  carpenter; 
will  of.  Lands  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Hannah,  all  estate  to  bring  up  the 
children,  and,  if  anything  is  left,  to  be  given  to  my  children,  Joseph, 
David,  Mary,  and  my  wife,  and  the  child  she  is  pregnant  with.  Execu- 
trix— my  wife.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Alston,  Jr.,  John  Oliver,  DaVid 
Alston,  Jr.     Proved  May  16,  1772. 

1772,  May  16.     Inventory,  made  by  Hannah  Alston.         Lib.  K,  p.  469. 

1774,  Dec.  8.  Alston,  Jonathan,  of  Woodbridge  Raway,  Middlesex 
Co.,  farmer:  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  my  Freehold  rights,  which  I  own 
in  the  AVoodbridge  Commons,  and  the  use  of  all  real  and  personal 
ertPte,  subject  to  bring  up  the  children  and  the  legacies  herein.     The 


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house  where  my  son  Moses  now  lives,  which  I  bought  of  Isaac  Lane, 
Benjamin  Whatkins  and  Shobal  Smith,  called  the  Upper  Place  (except 
11  acres),  with  2  acres  of  salt  meadow  on  the  Great  Island,  being 
part  of  the  meadow  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Bishop,  in  Raway  Meadows, 
unto  my  wife  Hannah,  my  brother-in-law,  Jonathan  Bloomfleld,  and 
my  nephe'sv,  Jonathan  Alston,  in  trust,  and  the  profits  to  be  used  for 
the  support  of  my  son,  Moses,  during  his  life,  and  the  support  of 
his  wife  and  bringing  up  of  his  children.  Son,  Thomas,  after  wife's 
marriage  or  death,  the  farm  that  formerly  belonged  to  Jonathan 
Bishop,  except  one  acre;  also  43  acres  to  be  taken  off  my  homestead, 
along  my  brother  David's  land,  and  also  i/^  of  my  salt  meadow  on  the 
Island  joining  the  2  acres  given  in  trust;  also  %  the  salt  meadow 
left  me  by  my  father.  Son,  Isaac,  the  rest  of  the  farm  I  live  on,  and 
the  rest  of  the  salt  meadow  on  the  Island,  left  me  by  my  father. 
Daughter,  Eunice,  now  the  wife  of  Moses  Marsh,  the  land  I  bought 
of  Charles  Marsh,  on  Rahway  River,  which  joins  Isaac  Begun's  lot. 
Daughter,  Mary,  now  the  wife  of  Samuel  Stone,  y^  acre  to  be  taken 
off  the  land  I  bought  of  Bishop.  Youngest  daughter,  Susannah 
Alston,  y^  acre  to  join  that  of  daughter  Mary's,  when  she  is  18.  I  also 
give  her  the  11  acres  as  excepted  in  the  Upper  Place.  Executors — 
■wife,  Hannah,  Jonathan  Bloomfleld  and  Jonathan  Aliston.  Witnesses 
— Moses  Bloomfleld,  Lewis  Alston,  Joseph  Bloomfleld.  Proved  Jan.  13, 
1778. 

1778,  April  21.  Inventory,  £331.5.1,  made  by  Samuel  Jaques  and 
Asa  Hubbell.  Lib.  20,  p.  112. 

1773,  March  24.  Ambler,  Abraham,  of  Salem,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Father,  John  Ambler,  my  watch,  and  after  his  death,  to  my  brother, 
David  Ambler.  Brothers,  John  and  Peter,  £10  to  each.  My  beloved 
David  Ambler  to  have  that  land  in  Cumberland  Co.,  of  112  acres,  and 
he  to  pay  2  moieties  to  my  brother,  Isaac  and  my  sister,  Hannah 
Fourgeson.  Executor — brother,  David.  Witnesses — Mary  Miller,  Sam- 
uel Baker,  Erasmus  Kent.     Proved  June  20,   1776. 

1776,  May  28.  Inventory,  £94.12.2,  made  by  Erasmus  Kent  and 
Samuel  McGregor.  Lib.  17,  p.  405. 

1771,  April  15.  Ambler,  John,  of  Salem,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Sons,  David  and  Isaac,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  and  they  are  to  pay 
to  my  sons,  John  and  Peter,  £20  each.  Sons,  David  Ambler,  Isaac 
Ambler,  Abraham  Ambler  and  Hannah  Forgison,  each  to  have  a 
feather  bed.  The  rest  of  my  estate  to  my  children,  John,  Peter,  David, 
Isaac  and  Hannah  Forgison.  Executors — sons,  John  and  Peter. 
Witnesses — Andrew  Thompson,  Lewis  Goodwin,  Joshua  Thompson. 
Proved  Oct.  20,  1774. 

1774,  Oct.  31.     Renunciation  by  John  Ambler. 

1774,  July  30.  Inventory,  £361.15.11,  made  by  Joshua  Thompson  and 
Samuel  Nicholson.  Lib.  17,  p.  79. 

1777,  April  12.  Amerman,  Nicholas,  of  Sowerland,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Neeltye  Amerman,  all  real  and  personal 
estate,  while  my  widow.  Son,  Daniel,  £15.  Son,  John,  to  have  a 
setout,  as  much  as  Daniel  had  when  he  married.  When  wife  is  done 
with  it,  all  real  and  personal  to  be  sold,  and  divided  among  my  chil- 
dren, Daniel,  Neeltye,  Aaltye,  John,  and  my  daughter,  Sarah,  but 
Sarah  to  have  £30  less  than  the  rest,  as  I  had  to  pay  that  sum  for 
her  husband,  John  Wyckoff.     Executors — sons,  Daniel  and  John,  and 


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my    son-in-law,    Cornelius   Van   Nuys.      "Witnesses — Isaac   Van   Nuys, 
Lucas  Voorheese,   Peter   Stryker.      Proved  Oct.    25,   1777. 

1780,  Feb.  22.  Inventory,  £1,898.3.6,  made  by  Peter  Stryker  and 
Abraham  Van  Arsdal.  Lib.  19,  p.  312. 

1776,  June  27.  Animernian,  Jacobus,  of  Hillsborough  Township, 
Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  "Wife,  Mariah  Ammerman,  use  of  all  my  estate, 
and,  after  her  marriage  or  death,  all  real  and  personal  to  be  divided 
among-  my  children,  Henderick,  Albert,  Jacobus,  Powel,  Isaac,  Peter, 
Mary  Ammerman,  Prancinche  Ammerman,  Anna  Ammerman;  and 
my  youngest  sons  shall  have  learning.  Francinche  and  Anna  to  have 
outsets.  Executors — sons,  Albert  and  Jacobus,  and  Garrat  Van  Arsdol. 
Witnesses — Domenicus  Stryker,  Jacob  Cessoun,  Henry  More.  Proved 
Feb.  1,  177-7. 

1777,  Jan.  22.  Inventory,  £325.15.7,  made  by  Poulus  Ammerman  and 
Domenicus  Stryker.  Lib.  18,  p.  72. 

1775,  May  4.  Anderson,  Isaac,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  Joshua,  £40,  £5  of  which  is  to  be  paid  by  my  son,  Isaac, 
and  son,  Ezekiel  is  to  pay  £35.  I  also  give  to  Joshua  an  obligation 
from  Hezekiah  Anderson,  for  12,500  shingles,  and  the  said  writing  is 
now  in  care  of  John  Anderson,  of  Amwell.  Daughter,  Lydia,  my 
moveable  estate;  also  3  acres  to  be  laid  out  at  Elijah  Anderson's 
corner,  on  the  Great  road.  Son,  Ezekiel,  the  plantation  I  live  on, 
except  the  3  acres.  Son,  Moses,  £35.  Son,  Isaac,  the  land  in  Hopewell, 
that  joins  Andrew  Vannoy,  and  the  Province  line,  and  William  and 
John  Savage,  and  Andrew  Morgan's  land.  Executors — sons,  Joshua 
and  Moses.  Witnesses — John  VanKirk,  Henry  VanKirk,  Jesse  Pettit. 
Proved  at  Princeton,  April  9,  1776.  Lib.  L,  p.  426. 

[No  date.]  Anderson,  Isaac,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of  my  personal  estate.  Son,  William, 
5  shillings.  Son,  Isaac,  the  plantation  where  I  dwell,  and  my  other 
lands.  To  my  younger  sons,  John,  James,  Valentine  and  Andrew,  £5  a 
piece,  when  they  are  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Anderson,  £20,  when  18. 
Executors — son,  Isaac,  and  my  kinsman,  Anderson,  Jr.  Witnesses — 
James  Gill,  John  Snode,  John  Le  Coney.     Proved  Oct.  15,  1780. 

1780,  Oct.  25.  Inventory,  £96.12.6,  made  by  Joseph  Cooper  and  Jacob 
Browning.  Lib.  22,  p.  195. 

1772,  April  17.  Anderson,  John,  of  Lebanon,  Hunterdon  Co.,  Esq.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £100,  and  provisions  from  the  place.  Daugh- 
ter, Rachel,  wife  of  David  Prazier,  £120.  Eldest  son,  Jacob,  books  in 
Latin,  etc.  Son,  William,  my  gun.  Sons,  Thomas  and  John,  each  a 
saddle.  Land  to  be  sold,  and  money  put  to  interest  for  benefit  of 
my  sons  and  daughter,  Jacob,  William,  Thomas,  John,  Joseph,  James, 
Sarah  and  Samuel,  when  21.  Executors — son,  Jacob,  and  my  son-in- 
law,  David  Frazier,  and  the  Rev.  John  Hanna.  Witnesses — Nehemiah 
Dunham,  Peter  Howell,  Charles  Stewart.  Proved  at  Pitts  Town,  Nov. 
30,  1772. 

1797,  Oct.   26.     Account  by  Jacob  Anderson  and   David  Frazer. 

Lib.  14,  p.  444. 

1773,  May  27.  Anderson,  John,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Enoch,  who  I  deem  my  heir-at-law,  5  shillings.  Son, 
Ephraim,   the  plantation  I  bought  from  Captain   Robert  Spencer,   in 


CALENDAR   OF    WILLS 1771-1780  1 7 

Trenton,  of  240  acres,  now  in  the  possession  of  Ephraim;  also  £500. 
Son,  Ezekiel,  20  shillings.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Anderson,  daugh- 
ter of  my  son,  Ezekiel,  my  lands  in  Penns  Neck,  Middlesex  Co.,  which 
I  bought  from  the  heirs  of  Garrit  Schenck,  of  700  acres,  only  such 
parts  as  I  have  sold  excepted;  also  my  negro  boy  Tom,  that  now 
lives  with  William  Snowden;  also  £200,  when  she  is  21,  and  she  is 
to  maintain  her  father  and  mother.  Daughter,  Rachel  Anderson, 
£1,000.  Son,  Samuel,  the  farm  where  I  live,  and  which  I  purchased 
from  Doctor  Thomas  Cadwallader,  and  Hannah,  his  wife;  also  108 
acres,  which  I  bought  from  Samuel  Tucker,  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife, 
and  joins  land  late  of  Peter  Hankinson;  also  £1,000,  when  he  is  21; 
and,  should  Samuel  die  without  issue,  then  the  money  to  be  divided 
between  my  son,  Ephraim,  my  daughter,  Sarah  Willson,  Cathrine 
Tindal,  widow,  and  Rachel  Anderson.  I  appoint  Samuel  Tucker,  and 
my  son-in-law,  Andrew  Willson,  as  guardians  of  son  Samuel.  Grand- 
son, Benjamin  Anderson,  son  of  my  son,  Benjamin,  £200.  Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah  Anderson,  daughter  of  my  son,  Benjamin,  £100.  Daughter, 
Sarah  Willson,  my  wench,  Polly.  The  rest  of  my  real  and  personal 
estate,  including  the  plantation  in  Freehold,  that  I  purchased  from 
Thomas  Anderson,  and  lots  in  Trenton  and  Maidenhead,  to  be  sold, 
and  the  money  remaining  to  be  divided  among  my  sons,  Ephraim  and 
Samuel,  and  my  daughters,  Sarah  Wilson,  Catherine  Tindal,  widow, 
and  Rachel  Anderson.  To  John  Phillips,  miller,  such  money  as  is 
due  to  him.  Brother,  Joshua  Anderson,  my  lot  in  Trenton,  called, 
in  my  late  father's  will,  the  west  end  of  the  Swamp  lot,  on  the  west 
side  of  York  Road,  and  fronting  the  west  side  of  Queen's  Street.  Son- 
in-law,  Andrew  Wilson,  my  house  and  lot  in  New  Brunswick,  which 
I  bought  from  Cockran.  Friend,  Samuel  Tucker,  Esq.,  of  Trenton, 
£50.  Executors — friend,  Samuel  Tucker,  Esq.,  my  brother,  Joshua 
Anderson,  and  my  son-in-law,  Andrew  Willson.  Witnesses — William 
Cleayton,  Abraham  Hunt,  John  Rickey.     Proved  Jan.  2,   1774. 

1774,  April  2.  Inventory,  £5,971.3.6,  made  by  Joseph  Phillips  and 
William  Tucker.  Lib.  17.  p.  3. 

1774,  Jan.  29.  Anderson,  Joshua,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Anderson,  of  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Willson,  of 
Burlington  Co.     Witness — William  Cleayton.  Lib.  15,  p.  512. 

1757,  Ang.  13.  Anderson,  William,  of  New  York  City,  taylor;  will 
of.  Wife,  Elenor  Anderson,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate.  Execu- 
trix— my  wife,  Elenor.  Witnesses — George  Johnston,  James  Stock, 
Robert  Yonge.     Proved  April  23,   1771. 

1757,  Aug.  13.  Power  of  attorney,  to  Elinor  Anderson,  John  Goldy 
and  Robert  Johnson,  to  receive  all  moneys  due,  etc.  Witnesses — 
George  Johnston  and  James  Stock. 

1771,  April  30.  Inventory,  £318.6.0;  signed  by  Elenor  Anderson, 
Executrix.  Lib.  K,  p.  326. 

1773,  Jan.  21.  Andrews,  Edward,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Nehemiah  Andrews.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Andrews;  both  of  Wool- 
wich Township,  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1773,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £63.2.1,  made  by  Solomon  Lippincott  and 
Constantine  Wilkins. 

1773,  Feb.  11.  Inventory,  £40.4.7,  made  by  Solomon  Lippincott  and 
Constantine  Wilkins. 

1774,  Jan.  28.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  14,  p.  518;  Lib.  15,  p.  510. 


l8  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1775,  July  25.  Andrews,  Isaac,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Andrews,  my  plantation  on  Little 
Mantua  Creek,  during-  her  life.  Son,  Jeremiah,  said  plantation,  and 
the  rest  of  the  land  near  the  said  creek.  Son,  Jeremiah,  silver  watch. 
Son,  Isaac,  silver  watch.  Daughter,  Esther  Andrews,  £100,  when  of 
age.  My  executors  are  to  sell  land  and  swamp,  agreed  for  in  Sussex 
Co.,  on  a  branch  of  the  Delaware,  called  Pohatscunck,  and  to  sell 
that  part  leased  to  Daniel  Furman,  and  a  tract  near  Little  Egg 
Harbor,  devised  to  me  by  my  mother,  of  50  acres,  also  my  house  lot 
and  tanyard  in  Haddonfleld,  and  a  lot  joining  Edward  Gibbs,  of  1% 
acres,  and  a  house  and  lot  on  the  south  side  of  Sasafras  Street,  in 
Philadelphia,  which  father,  Elfreth,  bought  of  John  Smith,  of  Bur- 
lington; also  a  ground  rent  of  £6  a  year,  payable  by  Aquilla  Jones 
Smith,  in  Second  Street,  in  Philadelphia,  and  a  ground  rent  of  £2.10.0, 
in  Arch  Street,  devised  to  me  by  my  aunt,  Mary  Andrews,  of  Phila- 
delphia, payable  by  Dederick  Reeace,  Innholder  in  Market  Street. 
Executors — cousin,  Mark  Miller,  and  friend,  Thomas  Redman.  Wit- 
nesses— Job  Whitall,  John  Sharp,  Samuel  Thompson.  Proved  March  4, 
1776. 

1776,  Feb.  14.  Inventory,  £287.14.5,  made  by  Aaron  Hewes  and  Job 
Whitall.  Lib.  16,  p.  467. 

1775,  Nov.  29.  Andrews,  Jacob,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  John  Andrews,  all  inoveable  estate;  and  he  is  to  deliver 
to  my  daughter,  Catherine  Emley,  a  mare  and  two  silver  spoons;  and 
to  daughter,  Mary  Wardel,  a  mare;  and  to  my  grandson,  William 
Pancoast,  £30,  when  he  is  21.  Executors — son,  John,  and  my  friend, 
Richard  Potts,  to  assist  him.  Witnesses — Edward  Page,  Hannah 
Parker,  Richard  Potts.     Proved  Dec.  19,  1775. 

1775,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £991.14.1,  made  by  Amos  Wright  and 
Richard  Potts.  Lib.  17,  p.  281. 

1773,  Jan.  21.  Andrev^'s,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Nehemiah  Andrews.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Andrews;  both  of  Wool- 
wich Township,  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1774,  Jan.  28.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  14,  p.  518;  Lib.  15,  p.  510. 

1775,  May  13.  Andrews,  Martin,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
Mary  Catharine  Andrews.  Fellowbondsman — Christian  Cummins;  both 
of  said  Co. 

1775,  May  13.  Inventory,  £72.4.0,  made  by  Christian  Cummins  and 
Richard  Vandike.  Lib.  16,  p.  530. 

1732,  9  mo.  2.  Andrews,  Sarah,  of  Little  Egg  Harbor,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  great  chair.  Grandson,  Jacob  Ridg- 
way,  one  ewe.  Daughters,  Hannah  Parker  and  Sarah  Cramer,  my 
clothing.  Sons,  Nehemiah  Andrews  and  Isaac  Andrews,  to  have  the 
rest.  Isaac  to  have  his  part  when  of  age.  Executor — son,  Nehemiah. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Ong,  Jr.,  Hananiah  Gaunt,  Edward  Ridgway. 
Proved  June  17,  1778. 

1773,  June  17.     Inventory  filed  by  Nehemiah  Andrews,  the  Executor. 

Lib.  16.  p.  70. 

1775,  Feb.  10.  Andrews,  Thomas.  Account  made  by  Francis  Dudley 
and  Isaac  Lippincott,  surviving  executors  of  Thomas  Andrews,  late 
of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  (See  Lib.  8,  p.  379,  for  will.)  Lib  15,  p.  531. 


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1773,    IWarch    27.      Ansley,   William,  of   Upper    Freehold,    Monmouth 

Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Elizabeth  Ansley.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Cox; 
both  of  said  place. 

1775,  June  9.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  14,  p.  520;  Lib.  16,  p.  444. 

1773,  Feb.  22.  Antrani,  Isaac,  of  Spring-field,  Burlington  Co.  Ward. 
Whereas,  the  heirs-at-law  and  next  of  kin  have  filed  their  petition, 
that  Solomon  Ridgway  may  be  appointed  guardian  of  Isaac  Antram, 
son  of  Thomas  Antram;  it  was  allowed.  Fellowbondsman — David 
Ridgway;  both  of  said  place.  Witnesses— James  Williams  and  Robert 
Burchau. 

1775,  March  11.  Petition  of  Howel  Davis  and  Margaret  Davis,  both 
of  Springfield  Township,  praying  for  Nathan  Folwell  to  take  out 
letters  of  administration,  of  all  the  personal  estate  of  Isaac  Antram, 
deceased,  in  the  hands  of  Solomon  Ridgway.  Witnesses — John  Black 
and  'William  Stevenson. 

1775,  March  13.  Nathan  Folwell  made  Adm'r  of  Isaac  Antram,  a 
minor,  deceased,  of  property  in  the  hands  of  Solomon  Ridgway.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Samuel  Eyre.  Lib.  15,  p.  526. 

1774,  Jan.  19.  Appleby,  George,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co., 
blacksmith;  will  of.  Son,  Ambrose,  the  middle  part  of  my  house. 
Daughter,  Mary  Appleby,  the  other  %  of  the  stone  part,  and,  after 
her  death,  I  will  that  the  said  part  revert  to  Bridget  Zanger,  and, 
after  her  death,  to  my  son,  Ambrose.  Son-in-law,  James  Jenkins, 
the  frame  part,  and  after  his  death  and  that  of  his  wife,  Jane,  to 
Jane's  children.  My  8  acres  of  meadow^,  and  my  12  acres  of  wood- 
land, to  be  divided  between  my  son,  Ambrose,  my  son-in-law,  James 
Jenkins,  and  my  two  daughters,  Mary  and  Rebekah.  Executor — 
son-in-lavsr,  James  Jenkins.  Witnesses — William  Hall,  William  Harri- 
son, Edward  Cooper.     Proved  March  1,  1774.  Lib.  L,   p.   117. 

1771,  March  8.  Applegate,  Ebenezer,  of  Upper  Freehold  Township, 
Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  My  plantation  and  moveable  estate 
to  be  sold.  Son,  Ebenezer,  £40  more  than  an  equal  share.  Wife, 
Mary,  and  all  my  children,  namely,  Sarah,  Francis,  Rebecca,  Cow^ard, 
Obadiah,  Meribah,  Ebenezer,  Parthenia,  Mary,  Lucia  and  Margaret, 
the  overplus.  Children  to  be  paid,  when  they  are  of  age.  Sarah's, 
Rebecca's  and  Obadiah's  shares  to  be  put  at  interest,  and  only  to  be 
paid  as  they  need  it.  Eldest  son,  Obadiah,  to  have  no  other  claim  on 
my  estate.  Executors — son,  Ebenezer,  and  my  friend,  Amos  Middle- 
ton.  Witnesses — Richard  Herbert,  James  Herbert,  William  Lawrence. 
Proved   Sept.   24,    1771. 

1771,  Aug.  21.  Inventory,  £400.9.4,  made  by  John  Coward  and  John 
Polhemus. 

1771,  Sept.  24.     Renunciation  by  Amos  Middleton.  Lib.  15,  p.  403. 

1780,  Nov.  23.  Applegate,  "William,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife  to  have  12  acres  of  land  during  her  life,  to  be 
taken  off  of  my  plantation,  and,  after  her  death,  to  belong  to  my  son, 
Abner,  and  if  he  dies  without  issue,  then  to  my  sons,  David  and 
William,  and  they  are  to  have  the  rest  of  my  land.  Daughter,  Marget, 
a  cow.  If  son,  Daniel,  ever  returns  home,  he  is  to  have  20  acres. 
A  deed  of  gift  I  formerly  gave  to  Daniel  Bois,  to  be  void.  Executors 
— son,  David,  and  friend,  Jonathan  Combs.  Witnesses — William  Smith, 
William   Brotherton,    Sarah   Atchly.      Proved   Dec.   22,    1780. 

1780,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £66.  11.7,  made  by  Jonathan  Combs  and 
Cornelius  Hendrickson.  Lib.  22,  p.  226. 


20  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1777,  Oct.  3.  Appellate,  Zebalon,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Amboy, 
Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Lidia,  £50  and  negro  Cuffe. 
Daughter,  Catharine,  £50.  Wife,  Ruth,  both  of  the  plantations  during 
her  life,  and  son,  Charles,  is  to  live  where  he  dwells,  and  son,  Na- 
thaniel, to  live  on  the  homestead.  Lands  to  be  sold,  after  death  of 
wife,  and  money  given  to  my  3  sons.  Executors — brother,  Thomas 
Appelgate,  and  friend,  Stephen  Voorhies.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Ran- 
dolph, John  Davison,  John  Davison,  Jr.     Proved  Dec.   6,   1777. 

Lib.   19,   p.   358. 

1758,  Oct.  21.  Appleton,  Cornelins,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.,  cooper;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  some  of  the  household  goods. 
Children,  Richard,  Cornelius,  Hannah  and  Josiah  Appleton,  rest  of 
household  goods,  and  the  cattle,  sheep  and  swine.  Son,  Joseph,  £5. 
Son,  Josiah,  my  plantation  where  I  live;  and  he  is  to  maintain  his 
mother.  Executor — son,  Josiah.  Witnesses — John  Abbott,  Joseph 
Chambers,  William  Willgus.     Proved  April  9,   1779. 

1779,  April  8.  Inventory,  £10,  made  by  John  Phares  and  William 
Foord. 

1783,  Oct.  4.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Paid  William  Appleton,  as  heir 
and  legatee,  £5.  Paid  Richard  Appleton,  two  shares  for  his  deceased 
brother,  £1.19.0.  Paid  Hannah  Hook,  legatee,  19  shillings  and  6  pence. 
Paid  this  accountant,  as  his  legacy,  19  shillings  and  6  pence. 

Lib.   21,   p.   232;  Lib.   25,   p.   101. 

1778,  Aug.  12.  Appleton,  Josiah,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  cooper; 
will  of.  Son,  Josiah,  a  lot  I  bought  of  Robert  Smith,  in  Queens 
Street;  also  3  acres,  part  of  12  acres  I  bought  of  Thomas  Jenny. 
Son,  Abraham,  i^  of  the  house  and  lot,  where  I  live;  also  3  acres  of 
the  said  12  acres;  also  %  of  the  lot  I  bought  of  Benjamin  Smith,  being 
on  King  Street.  Son,  John,  %  the  house  and  lot  I  live  in;  also  6  acres 
of  the  said  12;  also  Vz  of  a  lot  I  bought  of  Benjamin  Smith,  in  King 
Street.  Sons,  Josiah,  Abraham  and  John,  all  moveable  estate.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Josiah  and  Abraham.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Yard,  John 
Yard,   George   Yard.      Proved  July   14,    1779. 

1782,  June  5.  Inventory,  £588.10.3,  made  by  Charles  Axford,  Jr.,  and 
Joseph  Jenkins.  Lib.   21,   p.   146. 

1774,  March  18.  Arey,  Adam,  of  Readington,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Susanah,  all  the  goods  she  thinks  proper,  and,  after 
her  death,  to  be  divided  among  all  my  children.  I  have  disposed  of 
my  lands,  to  my  son,  Isaac,  and  he  is  to  pay  all  my  debts,  and  find 
what  is  necessary  for  me  and  my  wife,  during  our  lives.  Son,  Adam, 
£10,  for  his  birthright.  The  rest  to  my  children.  The  children  of 
my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  to  have  a  full  share  of  a  child,  and  that  to 
be  equally  divided  amongst  Abram  Day,  Eve  and  Mary;  the  children 
of  my  son,  Jacob,  to  have  one  equal  part  amongst  them,  to  wit, 
Jecobes,  Mary,  Jacob  and  Isaac.  My  son,  Adam,  to  have  one  equal 
part,  and  my  son,  Isaac,  one  equal  part,  and  my  daughter,  Mary's 
child,  if  living,  to  age  of  18,  to  have  50  shillings.  My  son,  Abram's 
child,  Catherine,  a  red  chest.  Executors — Harmen  Lane  and  my  son, 
Isaac.  Witnesses — Jeromus  Van  Vliedt,  James  Emans,  Andrew  Van 
Sickle.     Proved  Aug.   20,   1774. 

1774,  Aug.  5.  Inventory,  £166.19.4,  made  by  Andrew  Van  Sickle  and 
James  Emans. 


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1793,  May  10.  Account  by  Executors.  Includes  a  legacy  to  Susan- 
nah Bryant,  £2.10.0;  cash  paid  for  coffin,  etc.,  £5.10.0;  paid  for  coffin, 
etc.,  for  testator's  widow,  £3.  Lib.  17,  p.  90. 

1778,  April  4.  Armstrongr.  George,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  Eldest  daughter,  Elizabeth,  300  dollars,  and  to  her  daughter, 
Anne  Marsh,  100  dollars.  Daughter,  Sarah,  50  dollars,  and  to  her 
daughter,  Sarah  O'Harra,  100  dollars.  To  Jane  Parson,  50  dollars. 
Daughter,  Margaret,  500  dollars.  Daughter,  Rhoda,  500  dollars,  and 
to  Mary  Tuttle,  100  dollars.  To  Benjamin  Marsh,  20  dollars.  Son, 
John,  to  have  power  to  sell  the  house  and  65%  acres  of  land,  and 
he  to  pay  the  above  legacies.  Daughter-in-law,  Peggy  Armstrong, 
my  large  brass  kettle.  My  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Peggy  and  Rhoda, 
furniture.  Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — Aaron  Melieh,  Joseph 
Crane,  Robert  Allen.     Proved  March  26,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  32. 

1777,  Aug.  6.  Armstrong,  Nathan,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Afee,  £25  a  year.  Son,  George,  %  of  my  farm. 
Son,  John,  the  other  V2 :  which  lands  I  bought  from  Samuel  Green, 
100  acres,  and  from  Edward  Pennington,  260  acres,  and  from  George 
Brian,  62  acres.  Son,  William,  the  plantation  I  bought  of  Daniel  Cox, 
and  a  lot  I  bought  of  John  Green.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  wife  of 
Archibald  Stinson,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary,  wife  of  Robert  Bevers,  Jr., 
£50.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £100.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £100.  Executors — 
wife,  Effey,  and  sons,  George,  John  and  William.  Witnesses — Stephen 
Shiner,   Richard   Shackleton,   Joseph   Reeder. 

1777,  Aug.  5.  Codicil.  Witnesses — Stephen  Shiner,  Richard  Shackle- 
ton.     Proved  May  18,  1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  306. 

1772,  Jnne  5.  Arney,  Joseph,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Arney,  %  of  profits  of  my  lands,  and  all  house- 
hold goods,  to  enable  her  to  support  our  son,  Samuel  Hall  Arney;  but, 
as  I  did  assign  a  bond  of  £120,  given  under  the  hand  and  seal  of 
Arney  Lippincott,  which  bond  I  have  assigned  to  Joseph  Mullin  for 
the  use  of  my  wife,  now  my  will  is,  that  said  bond  be  taken  as  part 
of  dower,  to  the  value  of  £120.  Son,  Joseph,  5  shillings.  Rebecca 
Potts,  and  her  husband,  and  5  children,  to  each  20  shillings.  I  have 
due  to  me  from  Richard  Potts,  £99  on  bond,  V2  of  which  I  give  to  my 
grandson,  John  Paxson  Arney,  when  he  is  21;  but,  if  he  die,  then  it 
is  to  be  paid  to  my  daughter-in-law,  Martha  Arney.  If  my  son, 
Samuel  H.  Arney,  should  live  to  become  needy,  then  he  is  to  have 
such  relief  as  his  condition  may  require.  Daughter-in-law,  Margret 
Arney,  £6  yearly,  for  her  support  and  her  children.  All  real  and 
personal  estate  to  be  sold.  My  grandchildren,  the  children  of  my 
son  Joseph,  the  rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — my  friends,  Daniel 
Saxton  and  James  Saxton.  Witnesses — William  Justice,  Henry  Pax- 
son,  Henry   Paxson,  Jr.     Proved  Jan.   1,   1773. 

1773,  Jan.  1.  Inventory,  £447.13.111/^,  made  by  Henry  Paxson  and 
Joseph  Mullin. 

1776,  April  1.  Account  of  Daniel  Sexton,  acting  Executor.  Planta- 
tion in  Arney's  Town  sold  for  £234.11.5.  Paid  Martha  Arney,  Eliza- 
beth Arney,  Joseph  Arney,  Henry  Paxson,  Joseph  Mullin,  Sarah  Jones, 
Margaret  Arney,  Richard  Potts,  Arney  Lippincott,  Elizabeth  Smith, 
John  Comfort,  Earl  Shinn,  Robert  Bels,  Joseph  Budd,  George  Doug- 
lass, James  Kinsey,  William  Calvert,  Samuel  Clark,  Joseph  Borden, 
John  Quicksall,  Jr.,  and  Henry  and  Sarah  Clark.     Lib.  16,  pp.  129,  484. 


22  NEW   JERSEY   COI.ONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1778,  Feb.  30.  Arnold,  Mary,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  wili  of. 
Son-in-law,  John  Miller,  and  Mary,  his  wife,  of  the  said  Co.,  all  my 
real  and  personal  estate.  Executors — the  said  John  and  Mary  Miller. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Woodruff,  Jr.,  James  Chapman,  Thomas  Mann. 
Proved  Oct.  24,  1778.  Lib-  20,  p.  48. 

1771,  Aug.  27.  Arons,  James,  of  Pitts  Grove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mathew  (Martha),  a  good  support  out  of  my  estate.  Son,  John 
Arons,  7  shilling's  and  6  pence.  Son,  William,  my  home  place.  Son, 
James,  £50.  Son,  Garrot,  £10.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  a  chest.  Daugh- 
ter, Rachel,  a  chest.  Daughter,  Rebecca,  a  chest.  Executors — son, 
William,  and  William  Worth.  Witnesses — John  Keepper,  Elizabeth 
Keepper,    Richard    Worth.      Proved   April    23,    1776. 

1771,  Sept.  10.  Inventory,  £328.5.11%,  made  by  Thomas  Sparks  and 
William  Alderman.  Lib.   17,   p.   3G7. 

1768,  July  3.  Asson,  Pinset,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  To  my  mother,  £2  yearly  during  her  life.  To  William  Asson,  son 
of  Thomas  Asson,  5  shillings,  to  prevent  his  claiming  any  part  of  my 
estate,  as  heir-at-law.  To  Achsha  Kindle,  £20,  when  she  is  18.  To 
Samuel  Kindle,  son  of  Thomas  Kindle,  £5.  My  plantation  to  be  rented 
to  Thomas  Kindle  for  8  years  at  £10  a  year.  Said  plantation  to  be 
rented  till  Clayton  and  Thomas  Kindle,  sons  of  the  said  Thomas,  are 
21,  and  then  the  land  to  be  divided  between  said  Clayton  and  Thomas, 
Jr.  Executors — friend,  Rachel  Kindle,  and  Clayton  Kindle.  Wit- 
nesses— Zachariah  Robins,  Joseph  Cowperthwaite,  Richard  Potter. 
Proved  Jan.   4,   1775. 

1774,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £61.1.0,  made  by  Amos  Wright  and  John 
Estill,  Sr.  Lib.  17,  p.  199. 

1771,  Aug.  31.  Atchley,  Thomas,  of  South  Ward  of  Brunswick, 
Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Joshua,  20  shillings.  Son,  Na- 
thaniel, 20  acres  of  my  plantation,  to  include  the  house  and  barn,  and 
bind  on  lands  of  Henry  Davis  and  Fernant  Gulick.  Sons,  Joshua, 
Benjamin,  Jesse,  David  and  Daniel,  the  rest  of  plantation,  and  they 
are  to  pay  my  daughter,  Ruth,  the  wife  of  Anthony  Burros,  of  Hun- 
terdon Co.,  £40.  Executors — sons,  Benjamin,  and  Nathaniel.  Wit- 
nesses— Fornant  Gulick,  David  Mapes,  Joseph  Skelton.  Proved  Feb. 
6,  1775. 

1775,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £45.2.4,  made  by  Fornant  Gulick  and  David 
Mapes.  Lib.  L,  p.  360. 

1771,  March  2.  Atkinson,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.,  Ensign  in  the 
N.  J.  Regiment.  Int.  Adm'r — William  McDonald,  of  said  Co.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan  Deare,  of  City  of  Perth  Amboy.  W^itness — Bower 
Reed.  File  No.  389  R;  Lib.  H,  p.  268. 

1772,  April  9.  Atlcinson,  Michael,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  Job  Atkinson,  5  shillings.  Sister,  Hannah 
Pancoast,  wife  of  Shedlock  Pancoast,  5  shillings.  Brother,  Amos 
Atkinson,  the  rest  of  my  goods.  Executor — Isaiah  Shinn,  son  of 
Frances  Shinn.  Witnesses — Nathan  Folwell,  Edward  Black,  John 
Atkinson.     Proved  May  8,  1772. 

1772,  May  8.  Inventory,  £249.4.2,  made  by  Nathan  Folwell  and 
Edward  Black.  Lib.  15,  p.  460. 


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1769,  April  13.  Atkinson,  Samuel,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman:  will  of.  Son,  Thomas,  5  shilllng-s.  Son,  Samuel,  negro 
man,  called  Adam.  Daughter,  Rebeckah,  negro  boy,  called  Lott, 
which  is  now  bound  to  Thomas  Stokes.  Daughter,  Ruth,  negro  boys, 
called  Noah  and  Andrew.  To  my  son  Thomas's  two  sons,  William  and 
John,  negro  boy,  called  Uz.  Whereas,  Governor  William  Penn  (as  I 
have  been  very  well  informed)  did  promise  my  deceased  father,  if 
he  would  take  up  500  acres  of  land  within  his  Province,  he  would 
give  him  a  lot  in  Philadelphia  with  Liberty  land,  and  my  father  did 
take  up  500  acres  of  land,  as  by  the  survey  on  record  may  appear, 
and  he  died  soon  after,  and  the  Proprietor  did  lay  out  a  lot,  which 
I  have  seen  in  a  map  of  the  City,  with  my  father's  name  thereon, 
which  lot  and  Liberty  lands  belong  to  me.  I  give  the  same  to  my  2 
above  said  daughters.  Executors — son-in-law,  Joshua  Bispham,  and 
Thomas  Say.  Witnesses — John  Cox,  William  Cox,  Jr.,  Abigail  Cox. 
Proved  April  13,  1775. 

1775,  March  27.  Inventory,  £113.11.0,  made  by  Jacob  Hollinshead 
and  John  Cox.  Lib.  17,   p.   153. 

1773,  Dec.  7.  Atmore,  Thomas,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Abigail  Atmore,  £250,  and  £10  yearly. 
Grandson,  Thomas,  son  of  William  Atmore,  £70.  Grandson,  William, 
son  of  William  Atmore,  £70.  Grandson,  Caleb,  son  of  Isaac  Atmore, 
£70.  Son,  Caleb,  plantation  where  I  live,  being  on  Newton  Creek; 
also  a  plantation  at  Raccoon  Creek,  said  Co.;  also  £150.  Son,  Jona- 
than, £50.  Granddaughters,  Elizabeth  and  Margaret,  daughters  of 
Jonathan,  £5  apiece.  Daughter,  Susannah  Clark,  £20.  To  Abigail, 
Margaret,  Mary  and  Edith,  daughters  of  said  Susannah  Clark,  £5 
apiece.  To  Mary  and  Elizabeth,  daughters  of  my  son,  Caleb,  £20 
apiece.  Grandchildren,  Mary,  Elizabeth  and  Caleb  Lippencott,  the 
children  of  Arney  Lippencott,  and  Rebecca,  his  late  wife,  £5  apiece. 
Rest  of  personal  and  real  estate  to  my  son,  Caleb.  Executor — son, 
Caleb.  Witnesses — James  Gill,  John  Snode,  Samuel  Spicer.  Proved 
Jan.   24,   1775.  Lib.   17,   p.   193. 

1773,  Aug.  31.  Austin,  Francis,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  William  Austin.  Guardian — James  Buxton,  of  said  place. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph    Mullen,    of   Northampton,    said    Co. 

Lib.  15,  p.  492. 

1778,  Oct.  23.  Austin,  Jonathan,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Rebekah,  use  of  my  plantation,  while  my  widow, 
and  to  bring  up  my  children  till  they  are  of  age.  Son,  Jonathan,  the 
land  I  bought  of  my  brother,  Amos  Austin.  Sons,  James  and  Abel, 
my  plantation.  Son,  Abel,  land  that  I  bought  of  John  Engle.  To  my 
3  married  daughters,  Rachel,  Sarah  and  Lydia  Haines,  5  shillings 
each.  To  my  daughters,  Rebekah,  Mary,  Martha  and  Elizabeth,  £100 
each.  Sons,  Jonathan,  James  and  Abel,  my  cedar  swamp  and  pine 
land  in  Evesham,  which  I  bought  of  my  brother,  Francis  Austin. 
Executors — my  wife,  and  my  son,  Jonathan  Austin.  Witnesses — 
Reese  Price,  John  Hewson,  Thomas  Parkinson.     Proved  Nov.  31,  1778. 

1778,  Nov.  28.  Inventory,  £3302.10.3,  made  by  Isaac  Evans  and 
William  Rogers.  Lib.  20,  p.  171. 


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1767,  March  17.  Axford,  John,  of  Oxford  Township,  Sussex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Abraham,  £80,  which  is  the  amount  of  a  bond  he 
gave  to  Samuel  Wells.  Son,  John,  the  farm  where  I  live.  Son,  Abra- 
ham, 6  acres  of  meadow.  Sons,  Samuel  and  Jonathan,  other  land. 
To  the  Friends  of  the  Hardwick  Meeting-,  in  said  Co.,  40  shillings,  to 
help  build  a  stone  wall  around  the  graveyard.  Executors — sons,  John 
and  Abraham.  Witnesses — Thomas  Vanhorne,  Richard  Shackleton, 
John  Thomson,  John  Jewel.      Proved  Jan.   1,   1772. 

1771,  Dec.  26.  Inventory,  £198.16.10,  made  by  Robert  Anderson  and 
John  Jewel.  Lib.   15,  p.  445. 

1767,  Nov.  9.  Ayars,  Aaron,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Benaja  Ayars,  5  shillings.  Son, 
Moses,  5  shillings.  Wife,  Abigail,  all  my  land  and  goods,  and  at  her 
death  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my  sons  and  daughters, 
when  they  are  21.  Executors — wife,  Abigail,  and  my  friend,  Jona- 
than Ayars.  Witnesses — John  Richardson,  Mary  Roberson,  John 
Holme.     Proved  April  7,   1772. 

1772,  April  7.  Inventory,  £66.13.0,  made  by  John  Holme  and  Joseph 
Bivins.  Lib.   15,  p.   337. 

1771,  Aug.  1.  Ayars,  Caleb,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Jonathan,  50  acres  at  the  west  end  of 
plantation,  where  I  live,  joining  on  the  north  by  his  other  land,  and 
on  west  by  Bartholomew  Hunt,  and  south  by  Ebenzer  Howell.  Son, 
Joseph,  salt  marsh  in  Greenwich,  that  I  bought  of  John  Jarman;  also 
1/^  of  the  land  in  Salem  Co.,  joining  to  his  other  land,  Hugh  Dunn 
and  William  Russell.  Grandchildren,  Michajah  Ayars,  Elijah  Ayars 
and  Azariah  Ayars,  sons  of  Nathan  Ayars,  deceased,  the  other  l^  of 
my  land  in  Salem  Co.,  as  tenants  in  common.  Daughter,  Paciance 
Bonham,  10  acres  where  her  house  is,  bounded  by  Elijah  Bowen  (now 
occupied  by  Seth  Bowen).  I  also  give  to  said  Patience,  £10.  Son, 
Isaac,  rest  of  my  plantation  where  I  live;  also  a  salt  marsh  in  Stath- 
ams  Neck,  he  paying  to  my  son,  Joseph,  £20.  Daughters,  Hannah 
Parvin  and  Keziah  Robins,  £10  each.  Son-in-law,  James  M'ferson, 
£10.  Grandson,  Nathan  Ayars,  30  shillings.  I  give  the  rest  of  my 
moveable  estate  to  my  children,  sons  and  daughters  (James  M'ferson, 
or  his  representatives,  the  children  of  my  daughter  Abigail,  deceased, 
to  be  one  of  them).  Executors — sons,  Joseph  and  Jonathan.  Wit- 
nesses— Benjamin  Dunn,  Jonathan  Jarman,  Elnathan  Davis. 

1771,  Aug.  1.  Codicil.  Bearing  to  mind  that  I  was  to  give  my 
cousin,  William  Barratt,  son  of  Caleb,  £7  and  10  shillings,  I  now  give 
it  to  him,  when  he  is  21.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Dunn,  Jonathan  Jar- 
man, Elnathan  Davis.     Proved  Aug.   13,   1771. 

1771,  Aug.  14.  Inventory,  £220.9.2,  made  by  Joseph  Bivins  and 
Reuben  Jarman. 

1772,  Dec.  22.  Account  by  Jonathan  Ayars,  acting  Executor.  Paid 
Azariah  McPherson,  £10.0.3;  paid  William  Barrett's  legacy,  10  shill- 
ings and  5  pence.  Paid  remainder  of  subscription  towards  the  meet- 
ing house,  £3.2.0.  Lib.  14,  p.  504;  Lib.  15,  p.  199. 

1766,  Dec.  14.  Ayars,  Rebekah,  of  Stow  Creek  Precinct,  Cumber- 
land Co.,  widow  of  Caleb  Ayars;  will  of.  Three  pounds  to  be  paid 
for  tombstones,  to  be  placed  at  my  grave.  Eldest  daughter,  Sarah 
Bivins,   rest  of  my  personal   and  real  estate,   except  what  I  give  to 


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my  daughter  Tabtthla.  Youngest  daughter,  Tabithia  Francis,  £5.  The 
money  that  my  son,  Stephen,  owes  me,  ia  to  be  paid  to  my  Executrix. 
Executor  —  son-in-law,  Joseph  Bivins.  Witnesses  —  Joseph  Bowen, 
Robard   Savidge,   Jonathan   Davis.      Proved   Oct.    31,    1774. 

1774,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £19.1.9,  made  by  James  McFerson  and 
Joseph   Bowen.  Lib.   17,   p.   94. 

1777,  April  14,  Ayers,  John,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  my  personal  estate.  Lands  to  be  sold.  Son,  S.  Bayley, 
£200.  Son,  Elisha,  £200.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £100.  Daughters,  Mary, 
Sarah,  Phebe  and  Ann,  £20  each.  To  Abraham  and  Mary  Beach,  the 
children  of  my  daughter,  Hannah,  deceased,  £20  when  of  age.  If 
there  is  more  money,  then  the  rest  to  be  divided  among  all  my  chil- 
dren, including  Isaac,  Silas  and  John.  Executors — friends,  Silas  Con- 
diet  and  Benjamin  Pierson,  Jr.  Witnesses — John  Morris,  John  Crane, 
Barnabas  Evans.     Proved  May  3,  1777.  Lib.  18,  p.  317. 

1775,  March  21.  Ayers,  Jonathan,  of  Bernards  Town,  Somerset  Co., 
carpenter;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann  Ayers,  goods  to  keep  house  with,  and 
profits  of  the  house  and  lot  where  I  live,  till  my  son,  John,  is  21,  when 
it  is  to  be  sold.  Son,  Jonathan,  £10.  Daughter,  Phebe,  wife  of  Henry 
Allen,  £10.  Daughter,  Liles,  the  wife  of  James  Moore,  £15.  Sons, 
Jonathan,  Stephen,  Joseph,  David,  Gershom,  Enos  and  John,  rest  of 
the  money.  After  my  wife's  decease,  her  wearing  apparel  to  be  given 
to  my  daughters,  Phebe  and  Lilies.  Executors — son,  Jonathan,  and 
my  friend,  John  Roy.  Witnesses  —  Joseph  Roy,  Hugh  McDonald, 
Insley  Roy.     Proved  April  14,  1777. 

1777,  April  14.  Inventory,  £204.8.6,  made  by  Daniel  Hampton  and 
Nathaniel  Ayers.  Lib.   18,  p.   570. 

1779,  May  7.  Ayers,  Obadiah,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  Ezekiel,  £5.  Wife,  Deborah  Ayers,  £60,  and  she  is  to 
be  supported  by  my  grandson,  Abadiah  Ayers.  Daughter,  Patience 
Bloom,  and  my  daughter,  Rehodi  Bell,  and  my  grandson,  Ezekel 
Troter,  rest  of  moveable  estate.  Grandson,  Abadiah  Ayers,  my  plan- 
tation. Executors — Samuel  Landon  and  Samuel  Chidester.  Witnesses 
— Isaac  Bell,  Edmond  Bowman.     Proved  Dec.  2,  1780. 

1780,  Dec.  1.  Inventory,  £74.17.6,  made  by  Isaac  Bell  and  James 
McCracken.  Lib.  22,  p.  306. 

1777,  May  8.  Babbit,  Isaac,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Seth  Babbit.     Pellowbondsman — Isaac  Babbit;   both  of  said   place. 

1777,  May  8.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Babbit,  widow  of  Isaac. 
Witness — Daniel  Babbit. 

1777,  May  1.  Inventory,  £647.5.6,  made  by  John  Drake  and  Artemas 
Day.     Notes  from  Job  Babbit  and  Isaac  Babbit.  Lib.  18,  p.  471. 

1775,  IVov.  22.  Bacon,  Isaac,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Philah  Bacon,  9  acres  on  the  north- 
east part  of  the  plantation,  where  I  live.  Daughter,  Hannah,  land 
on  the  west  of  plantation.  Daughter,  Mary  Bacon,  ^2,  of  the  rest, 
and  to  daughter,  Anna  Bacon,  other  1^  of  the  rest  of  the  plantation. 
Wife,  Mary,  use  of  the  plantation  and  moveable  estate,  while  my 
widow.  The  cedar  swamp  that  I  bought  of  William  Eldridge  to  be 
sold.      Executors — my   friends.   Job   Butcher,    of   Hopewell   Township, 


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and  John  Shepherd,  of  Greenwich  Township.  "Witnesses — Isaac  Tits- 
worth,   Silas  Harris,   Isaac  Brown.     Proved  Jan.   12,   1776. 

1776,   Jan.   12.      Renunciation   by   both   Executors. 

1776,  Jan.  12.  Adm'x — Mary  Bacon,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co., 
widow.  Fellowbondsman — Philip  Bacon,  yeoman.  Witness — Maskell 
Ewing-,   Jr. 

1776,  Jan.  11.  Inventory,  £175.14.4,  made  by  Abijah  Holmes  and 
Isaac  Titsworth.  Lib.  17,  p.  331. 

1775,  March  1,  Bacon,  James,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Eldest  son,  David  Bacon,  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
bounded  by  Charles  Davis,  Samuel  Watson,  and  the  2  main  roads 
leading-  to  Tindals  Island.  Youngest  son,  Isaac,  that  plantation  in 
Greenwich,  bounded  by  lands  of  Phineas  Carle,  Constant  Smith  and 
Thomas  Maskell.  Son,  David,  is  to  pay  £100  to  my  Executrix.  Wife, 
Sarah,  Vz  of  my  moveable  estate.  Daughters,  Rachel  and  Abigail, 
other  %  of  moveable  estate.  Executrix — Wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — 
Jeremiah  Harding,  David  Shepherd,  Thomas  Ewing.  Proved  March 
28,  1775. 

1775,  March  28.  Inventory,  £230.4.0,  made  by  Enos  Woodruff  and 
John  Bacon.  Lib.   17,  p.  124. 

1772,  Jan.  20.  Bacon,  John,  of  City  of  Burlington.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Daniel  Bacon,  blacksmith.  Fellowbondsman — William  Smith,  Esq.; 
both  of  said  city.  Lib.   14,   p.   411. 

1778,  Jan.  20.  Bacon,  Nathan,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Furman  Shepherd.  Fellowbondsman — David  Bowen; 
both   of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Charles   Clunn   and   Theo.   Elmer. 

1777,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £413.0.11,  made  by  David  Bowen  and  Isaac 
Watson. 

1779,  June  2.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Paid  Rachel  Bacon,  for  work 
done,   £5.10.0.  Lib.   20,   p.   2;   Lib.   22,   p.   65. 

1779,  July  23.  Bacon,  Shepherd,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Jeremiah  Bacon,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Furman  Shepherd, 
of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.  Fellowbondsman — James  Shepherd,  of 
said  Co.     Witnesses — Rachel  Clunn  and  Theo.  Elmer.       Lib.  22,  p.   60. 

1771,  July  17.  Bacon,  Thomas,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ellenor,  %  the  profits  of  the  land,  and  %  of  my 
goods.  Daughters,  Rachel,  Dorcas,  Ruth  and  Ellenor,  %  of  my  goods. 
Son,  Charles,  one  cow,  and  all  my  lands,  except  8  acres  joining  my 
brother,  John  Bacon;  he  to  pay  my  son,  John,  when  he  is  21,  £100. 
Son,  John,  is  to  have  the  said  8  acres.  Executors — wife,  Ellenor,  and 
my  brother,  John  Bacon,  and  Charles  Bacon,  my  son.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Sheppard,  Robert  Ewing,  James  Davis.     Proved  Feb.  8,  1772. 

1771,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £371.2.8,  made  by  Enos  Woodruff  and 
Charles  Davis.  Lib.   15,   p.   346. 

1779,  Sept.  29.  Bacon,  William,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Nathan  Bacon,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Guardian — John  Wheaton,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Michael 
Hoshel.      Witnesses — John    Worthington    and    Aaron    Butcher. 

Lib.   22,   p.   62. 


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1773,  IVov.  10.  Badcock,  Gideon,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  Gloucester 
Co.,  g-entleman;  will  of.  My  estate  to  be  sold,  and  wife,  Margaret, 
to  have  V3,  and  the  other  %  to  be  divided  between  my  .son  and  daugh- 
ter, which  are  born,  and  the  other  child  that  is  to  be  born,  of  my 
wife.  Executor — my  father.  Return  Badcock.  Witnesses — Andrew 
Blackman,  Andrew  Blackman,  Jr.,  Catharine  Bright.  Proved  Jan.  11, 
1774. 

1773,  Dec.  12.  Inventory,  £292.0.3 1^,  made  by  Gideon  Scull,  Andrew 
Blackman,    Jr.,    and    John    Scull. 

1774,  Sept.  9.     Account  by  Executor.         Lib.  15,  p.  497;  Lib.  17,  p.  49. 

1777,  March  27.  Badcock,  Joseph,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Lydia  Badcock,  widow  of  said  Joseph.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Edwards;   both  of  said  Co.     Witness — James  Godfrey. 

1777,  March  18.  Inventory,  £638.15.10,  made  by  James  Godfrey  and 
Joseph   Edwards.  Lib.   22,   p.   43. 

1765,  Oct.  1.  Badcock,  Mary,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  gentlewoman  and 
widow;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph  Badcock,  bed  and  bedding.  Daughters, 
Hannah  Evins  and  Sarah  Smith,  my  apparel.  Granddaughter,  Vialete 
Richason,  20  shillings.  To  said  Joseph  Badcock,  Hannah  Evins,  Sarah 
Smith,  and  my  grandson,  Joseph  Smith,  and  my  grandson,  Jeremiah 
Leaming,  the  remainder.  Said  Joseph  Smith  and  Jeremiah  Leaming 
are  under  21.  Executors — son,  Joseph  Badcock,  and  my  son-in-law, 
John  Evins.  Witnesses — Joseph  Corson,  Isaac  Baner,  Lydia  Baner. 
Proved  April   11,   1778. 

1778,  April  11.  Whereas,  Mary  Badcock  (widow)  made  will  and 
appointed  Executors,  both  of  whom  are  dead,  Jeremiah  Smith  prays 
to  be  made  Adm'r  with  will  annexed.  Adm'r- — Jeremiah  Smith,  of 
Gloucester  Co.  Fellowbondsman— Joseph  Edwards,  of  Cape  May  Co. 
Witnesses- — Joseph  Corson  and  Isaac  Baner. 

1778,  April  3.  Inventory,  £6.10.0,  made  by  Joseph  Corson  and  Joseph 
Edwards.  Lib.   22,   p.   44. 

1777,  July  7.  Badgley,  James,  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  V3  of  my  moveable  estate,  and  %  of  my  home  lot 
where  I  live,  during  her  life.  Son,  James,  5  shillings  more  than  I 
have  given  him  before.  Son,  Joseph,  5  shillings  more  than  I  have 
given  him  by  deed.  Sons,  Anthoney  and  Robert,  my  home  lot,  where 
I  live.  Son,  Anthoney,  %  of  my  lot  at  the  mountain.  I  have  given 
to  son,  Robert,  Vz  of  the  same  lot  by  deed.  Sons,  Anthony  and  Robert, 
Vs  of  that  lot  joining  Joseph  Badgley  and  William  Parsel,  which  I 
lately  run  out  to  them,  and  they  are  to  pay  to  their  mother,  £25,  and 
to  my  daughter's  daughters,  namely,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Rachal, 
Sarah,  Masah,  £25,  divided  between  the  said  Hannah  Freland,  Eliza- 
beth Freland,  Rachal  Freland,  Sarah  Freland,  Marsy  Freland.  Sons, 
James,  Anthony,  Joseph,  Robert,  all  my  unsurveyed  lands.  Grandson, 
William  Robertson,  40  shillings.  My  granddaughter,  the  wife  of 
Job  Little,  40  shillings.  "The  legacy  given  my  daughter  Marsy 
Garles."  Executors — sons,  Anthony  and  Robert.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Clark,   John  Badgley.     Proved  Nov.   18,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.   472. 

1773,  June  2.  Bailey,  James,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Bailey,  of  Alexandria  Township,   said  Co.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas 


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Potts,    of    Greenwich,    Sussex    Co.      Witnesses — William    Miller    and 
Edward   Hunt. 

1773,  June  1.  Inventory,  £429.1.6,  made  by  Thomas  Potts  and  Edward 
Hunt.  '  Lib.  15.  p.  491. 

1775,  Aug.  31.  Bainbridgre,  Hannah,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Sisters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Abigail,  my  apparel  and  goods.  My 
sisters,  and  brother,  William,  my  money.  Executor — brother,  William 
Bainbridge.  Witnesses — Poster  Burrowes,  Nathaniel  Baldwin,  John 
Guild.     Proved  Oct.   14,   1777.  Lib.   20,   p.   188. 

1775,  April  6.  Balnbrldge,  John,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Sons,  John  and  Absolom,  to  be  put  out  to  business.  Children, 
Edmund,  Elizabeth,  Kezia,  John  and  Absolom,  my  real  and  personal 
estate.  Executors — brother-in-law,  William  Phillips,  of  Maidenhead, 
and  Joseph  Slvelton,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Witnesses — David 
Olden,  Joseph  Skelton,  Jr.,  Jonathan  Deare.     Proved  April  24,  1775. 

Lib.  L,,  p.  374. 

1776,  March  25.  Balnbrldge,  Sarah,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  My  brother,  William,  and  my  sisters,  Hannah,  Mary  and 
Abigail,  to  have  my  money.  Executor — William  Bainbridge,  my 
brother.  Witnesses — Foster  Burrowes,  Timothy  Hunt,  John  Guild. 
Proved  May  13,  1776.  Lib.  20,  p.   80. 

1773,  Aug.  30.  Bainbridge,  Theophilus,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x  —  Mary  Bainbridge.  Fellowbondsman  —  William  Bain- 
bridge;   both   of   said   place.      Witness — John   Moore. 

1773,  Sept.  2.  Inventory,  £176.3.6,  made  by  Stephen  Burrowes  and 
Jeremiah  Woolsey.  Lib.   15,   p.   493. 

1773,  Oct.  11.  Baird,  Andrew,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  to  have  a  comfortable  living  out  of  the  estate  given  to 
my  sons,  Obadiah  and  Jonathan.  Eldest  son,  Bedent,  20  shillings. 
Son,  Barzillai,  the  land  late  the  property  of  Thomas  Bullman,  and 
he  is  to  pay  off  the  bonds,  due  to  Peter  Bowne's  estate,  to  Joseph 
Bowne  and  John  Vanbrockle.  Son,  Obadiah,  the  south  part  of  my 
land,  and  son,  Jonathan,  the  rest.  Son,  Samuel,  £150,  as  he  and  his 
family  may  want  it.  Son,  Ezekiel,  £150.  Money  due  me  from  my 
sons,  Bedent  and  John,  to  go  to  pay  legacies.  Executors — son,  Jona- 
than, and  Peter  Schenck,  son  of  Koert.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Bowne, 
Zebulon  Baird,  Nathaniel  Scudder.     Proved  Oct.   21,   1773. 

1773,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £903.9.7,  made  by  Tunis  Vanderveer,  Jr., 
Zebulon  Baird   and  John  Van  Der  Veer.  Lib.   L,   p.   29. 

1778,  Sept.  27.  Baird,  Jante.f,  of  Bethlehem  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Baird,  all  real  and  personal 
estate,  during  her  life.  To  the  Mansfield  Woodhouse  Meeting  House 
Trustees,  £5.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  nephew,  Thomas  Bowl- 
by.  Witnesses — Joseph  Lewis,  Benjamin  Grymets,  John  Forrester. 
Proved  Nov.   1,   1778. 

1778,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £509.6.0,  made  by  Joseph  Hagaman  and 
John  Forrester. 

1792,  May  29.  Account  by  Thomas  Bowlby.  Paid  by  John  Reeder, 
for   3    years    rent   of   the    farm,    £66.      Lands    sold    by   the    Sheriff.    188 


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acres,  for  £291.  Paid  for  hauling  a  load  of  goods,  from  the  widow's 
former  residence,  10  shilling's.  Supplied  widow  and  negros  with 
shoes.  Paid  for  brick  to  set  the  still,  10  shillings.  Paid  Nathaniel 
Hunt,  Commissioner  of  the  Loan  Office,  in  full  of  a  mortgage,  £90.15.7. 
Paid  Henry  Scott,  for  interest,  £16.7.0.  Paid  Joshua  Corshon,  Sheriff, 
in   full   of  execution,   at  the   suit  of  Henry   Scott,   £211.10.0. 

Lib.  21,  p.  281. 

1779,  April  7.  Baird,  John,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Hezekiah 
Reeve.     Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Reeve;  both  of  Roxbury,  said  Co. 

Lib.   22,   p.   31. 

1779,  Feb.  2.  Baker,  Henry,  of  Westfleld,  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  my  moveable  estate,  and  the  use 
of  my  home  place  where  I  live,  except  what  I  will  give  to  my  sons, 
Daniel  and  Henry,  while  she  is  my  widow,  to  bring  up  the  youngest 
children.  Son,  Daniel,  the  place  where  he  lives,  that  I  bought  of 
Edward  Marsh;  also  the  land  that  is  bounded  by  Aaron  Miller,  and  is 
along  the  road  that  leads  from  Westfleld  to  Springfield,  of  2  acres. 
Son,  Henry,  land  bounded  by  John  Scudder,  and  along  the  road  that 
leads  from  John  Briant  to  the  mountains.  Sons,  William  and  Jona- 
than, the  rest  of  my  home  place.  The  land  I  bought  of  Abraham 
Ludlum,  at  a  place  called  Cheapside,  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given 
to  my  two  youngest  children,  Jeremiah  and  Hedges,  when  21.  Daugh- 
ter, Phebe,  £100,  when  18.  Sons,  Daniel,  Henry  and  William,  my  salt 
marsh  in  Rahway  Meadow,  below  Trembles  Point.  Executors — friend, 
John  Scudder,  and  my  son,  Daniel.  Witnesses — Theophilus  Peirson, 
Abraham    Peirson,    Jacob    Davis.      Proved    Sept.    9,    1780. 

1780,  Oct.  21.     Inventory,  made  by  John  Briant  and  William  Peirson. 

Lib.  22,  p.  279. 

1774,  Jan.  29.  Baker,  Jacob,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
tanner;  will  of.  Son,  David  Baker,  who  is  my  eldest  son,  50  shillings. 
My  V2  of  10  acres  of  woodland,  between  me  and  my  son,  David,  and 
4V2  acres  of  salt  meadow,  joining  Benjamin  Hains  on  one  side,  and 
one  side  on  Oyster  Creek,  to  be  sold,  and  after  the  debts  are  paid,  if 
any  be  left,  to  be  given  to  sons,  Jonathan  and  William,  when  21. 
Sons,  Jonathan  and  William,  the  house  and  farm  where  I  live.  Chil- 
dren, Sarah  Baker,  Phebe  Baker,  Ester  Baker  and  Mary  Baker,  an 
equal  portion  when  21.  Executors — friends,  Timothy  Woodruff,  Sr., 
and  William  Herriman.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Hainds,  Andrew  Mc- 
Myer,  Gilbert  Myer.     Proved  March  1,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  108. 

1773,  Oct.  16.  Baker,  John,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  John,  my  lands  where  I  live,  after  his  mother's  death. 
Son,  Jacob,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Rosannah  Baker,  5  shillings.  Wife, 
Catharine,  moveable  estate,  out  of  which  she  shall  keep  my  grandson, 
Oratio  Pitcock,  till  he  is  16,  when  he  is  to  be  bound  to  a  trade;  and 
she  is  also  to  have  the  profits  of  my  lands.  Executor — my  friend, 
Thomas  Wilkins,  Jr.  Witnesses — Enoch  Haines,  Thomas  Iredell,  John 
Campbell.     Proved  Jan.  8,   1774. 

1773,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £53.2.0,  made  by  Jacob  Wilkins  and  Robert 
Bishop.  Lib.   16,  p.  319. 


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1777,  Oct.  15.  Baldwin,  Aaron,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Aaron 
Baldwin,  of  said  Co.  Said  Ward  has  real  and  personal  estate.  Guar- 
dian—  James  Thompson,  of  Morris  Co.  Fellowbondsman  —  Joseph 
Baldwin,  the  4th,   of  Essex  Co.     Witness — William  Burnet. 

Lib.   18,  p.   621. 

1777,  Sept.  11.  Baldwin,  Caleb,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Zadok  Baldwin  and  Zebulon  Jones.  Fellowbondsman — Josiah 
Quinby;  all  of  said  place.     Witness — John  Burnet.  Lib.   18,  p.  624. 

1775,  Aug.  0.  Baldwin,  Isaac,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'ra 
— 'Elizabeth  Baldwin,  Daniel  Baldwin  and  Bethuel  Farrand.  Fellow- 
bondsmen — John  Salter  and  Jonas  Ward;  all  of  said  place.  Witness 
— Abraham  Ogden,   Surrogate.  Lib.  M,   p.   38. 

1779,  Feb.  1.  Baldwin,  Jeremiah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Josiah 
Quinby.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Woodruff;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
ness— Nancy   MeWhorter.  Lib.    22,    p.    34. 

1775,  Xov.  6.  Baldwin,  Joel,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Baldwin,  of  said  Co.  Fellowbonds- 
man— John   Stone,   of  Chester  Township,   Burlington  Co. 

1775,  Oct.  11.  Inventory,  £88.3.0,  made  by  Georg-e  Browning  and 
John  Stone. 

1778,  Nov.  12.  Account  by  Adm'x.  Apparel  was  given  to  his 
brothers.  Lib.   15,   p.   550;  Lib.   16,   p.   506. 

1764,  Aug.  11.  Baldwin,  John,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
%  of  my  moveable  estate.  Son,  Ezekiel,  5  shillings.  Son,  Enos,  3 
acres  of  salt  meadow,  being  part  of  a  meadow  I  bought  of  Samuel 
Brown,  situate  in  the  Great  Meadows  of  Newark.  Daughters,  Phebe, 
Mary  and  Jemima,  %  of  my  moveables,  after  the  said  %  is  taken  out. 
Granddaughters,  Rebeckah  and  Lydia  Orsborn,  14  of  the  moveables, 
when  of  age.  Son,  Nathan,  all  my  land  and  salt  meadows,  not  before 
given.  Executors — my  wife,  and  my  son,  Enos.  Witnesses — Lewis 
Baldwin,   Thomas  Baldwin,   Moses  Baldwin.     Proved  Jan.    14,    1773. 

Lib.   K,   p.   525. 

1777,  Oct.  15.  Baldwin,  Martha,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Aaron  Baldwin,  of  said  Co.  Guardian — James  Thompson,  of  Morris 
Co.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Baldwin,  the  4th,  of  Essex  Co.  Wit- 
ness— William  Burnet.  Lib.   18,   p.   621. 

1772,  Nov.  12.  Baldwin,  Robert,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  tanner;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  Abner.  £25.  My  whole  estate  I  give  to  my  wife, 
Eunie,  my  sons,  Caleb,  Zadok,  Matthias,  Linus,  and  my  daughter, 
Mary,  as  follows:  that  my  wife,  Eunie,  and  sons,  Caleb  and  Zadok, 
have  double  as  much  as  my  other  sons,  Matthias,  Linus,  and  my 
daughter,  Mary;  that  is,  %  of  my  real  and  personal,  and  other  %  to 
sons,  Matthias  and  Linus,  and  daughter,  Mary;  except  only,  that  if 
my  son,  Abner,  should  behave  himself,  and  alter  his  ways  of  living, 
then  he  may  be  made  equal  with  Matthias,  Linus  and  Mary.  My 
lands  may  be  sold  when  my  son,  Linus,  comes  of  age.  The  above 
is  given  to  my  wife,  Eunice,  as  her  right  of  dower.  Executors — my 
brother,  Joseph  Baldwin,  and  my  friend,  Amos  Harrison.  Witnesses 
— Isaac  Harrison,  Joseph  Smith,  John  Dod.     Proved  Dec.  1.  1772. 

Lib.  K,  p.  497. 


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[No  date.]  Ball,  Isaac,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Cath- 
arine, all  my  personal  estate,  and  use  of  the  real.  Children  of  Stephen 
Baldwin,  Daniel  Baldwin,  Stephen  Baldwin,  Joseph  Baldwin,  Susanna 
Ward,  and  Rebecca  Baldwin,  that  land  and  meadow  in  the  Dungyard 
Neck,  bounded  southerly  by  Joseph  Baldwin,  east  by  Ebenezer  Bald- 
win, and  north  by  Stephen  Baldwin.  Daughter,  Mary  Ball,  rest  of 
my  real  estate,  when  21.  Executors — said  Daniel  Baldwin  and  Stephen 
Baldwin,  Jr.  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Baldwin,  John  Nisbett,  Ebenezer 
Baldwin,  Jr.     Proved  Nov.  19,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  403. 

1776,  Jan.  16.  Ball,  John,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Son,  Samuel,  land  on  east  side  of  road,  joining-  Phillip  van  Courtland, 
with  what  he  had  a  deed  for  on  the  other  side,  enough  to  make  52 
acres.  Grandson,  Ephraim  Ball,  land  on  the  southeast  side  of  the 
road,  so  as  to  make  40  acres.  Grandson,  John  Ball,  land  along 
Rebecca  Wheeler's  line,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  his  sister,  Jemima  Post, 
£10,  and  to  his  cousin,  Phebe,  the  daughter  of  his  uncle,  Moses  Ball, 
deceased,  wife  of  Jesse  Price,  £10.  My  sons,  Samuel  and  Daniel,  are 
to  pay  to  my  granddaughter,  Phebe,  £13  a  piece.  Son,  Daniel,  the 
rest  of  my  1st  and  2d  purchase.  Son,  Samuel,  20  shillings.  Grandson, 
Eph'-aim,  10  shillings.  Son,  David,  5  shillings.  Executors — sons, 
Samuel  and  Daniel.  Witnesses — Mathew  Moores,  Ephraim  Price,  John 
Cook.     Proved  April  5,  1777. 

1777,  May  9.  Inventory,  £59.12.1,  made  by  Enoch  Beach  and  William 
Parrot.  Lib.  18,  p.  342. 

1777,  March  30.  Ball,  John,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Lidia,  £70,  and  the  goods  she  brought  at  our  marriage.  To  my  mother, 
V2  my  provisions.  Lands  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  my  daughter, 
Katurah.  Executors — brother,  Ephraim  Ball,  and  uncle,  Samuel  Ball. 
Witnesses — William  Broadwell,  Phillip  Post,  Sarah  Conger.  Proved 
April  5,   1777.  Lib.   18,  p.   340. 

1772,  March  27.  Ball,  Joseph,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Brother, 
Isaac  Ball,  %  of  a  meadow,  over  the  Great  Swamp,  joining  Samuel 
Pierson,  which  I  bought  of  Josiah  Ogden,  deceased.  Nephew,  Daniel 
Ball,  son  of  my  brother,  Jonathan,  and  nephew,  Joseph  Baldwin,  son 
of  Stephen  Baldwin,  the  other  V2  of  said  meadow.  To  Joseph  Ball,  son 
of  my  brother,  Daniel,  £5.  To  Mary  Williams,  wife  of  Elihu  Williams. 
£7.  To  brother,  Isaac  Ball,  V4,  of  the  rest  of  my  estate.  To  the  chil- 
dren of  my  deceased  brother,  Jonathan  Ball,  V4,  of  the  rest;  their 
names  are,  Daniel  Ball,  Sarah  Ball,  Hannah  Phillips,  Rebecca  Ball 
and  Jemima  Ball.  To  children  of  my  deceased  brother,  Samuel  Ball, 
V4,  of  the  rest;  their  names  are,  Samuel  Ball  and  Susannah  Ball.  To 
children  of  my  deceased  sister,  Rebecca  Baldwin,  the  other  V4, ;  their 
names  are,  Daniel  Baldwin,  Stephen  Baldwin,  Jr.,  Susannah  Ward, 
Rebecca  Baldwin  and  Joseph  Baldwin.  To  Mary  Ball,  daughter  of 
my  brother,  Isaac,  £6.  Executors — brother,  Isaac  Ball,  and  nephew, 
Daniel  Baldwin.  Witnesses — Isaac  Longworth,  John  Nisbett,  Daniel 
Cockrem.     Proved  April  17,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  462. 

1780,  Sept.  26.  Ball,  Samael  Jones,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Hannah  Ball  and  Ezekiel  Ball.  Pellowbondsman — Samuel  AUlng^,  Jr.; 
all  of  said  Co.     Witness — Thomas  Skinner.  Lib.  24,  p.  26. 


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1779,  May  1.  Ball,  Silas,  of  Newark  Township,  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
Elizabeth  Ball.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Ball;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
ness— Thomas  Canfleld.  Lib.  22,  p.  14. 

1772,  March  2.  Ballenger,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Tatem  Williams,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester,  yeoman.  Fellow- 
bondsman— William  Hugg,  of  Town  of  Gloucester,   yeoman. 

Lib.    14,    p.    429. 

1773,  Aug.  23.  Ballenger,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Balleng-er,  of  Deptford  Township,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — 
James  Cattell,  of  said  place,  yeoman. 

1773,  Feb.  27.  Inventory,  £18.19.6,  made  by  John  Hillman  and 
Joseph  Clement.  Pile  No.  1076H. 

1772,  Oct.  2,  Ballenger,  Sarah,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  widow,  late  the 
wife  of  Joseph  Ballenger.  Int.  Adm'r — Tatem  Williams,  yeoman. 
Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah  Chew,  innholder;  both  of  Township  and 
Co.  of  Gloucester.  Lib.   14,  p.  512. 

1776,  June  7.  Banta,  Sieba  D.,  of  Schralerburg,  Hackinsack  Pre- 
cinct, Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  the  use  of  all 
my  estate  while  my  widow,  she  allowing  the  widow  of  my  deceased 
son,  Samuel,  %  the  buildings.  Son,  Derk,  and  my  grandson,  Samuel 
Banta,  all  my  lands,  so  that  my  son,  Derk,  has  22  acres  more  than 
my  grandson.  My  3  daughters,  Rachel,  the  wife  of  Peter  Bogert, 
Annatye,  the  wife  of  Cornelius  Bogert,  and  Mary,  the  wife  of  John 
Bant,  £60.  To  the  daughters  of  my  deceased  son,  Samuel,  to  wit, 
Margaret,  Costyntie,  Rachel,  Mary,  Annatie  and  Magdelena,  £60. 
Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  my  friends,  David  Samuel  Demarest 
and  Jacob  Quakenbush.  Witnesses — Job  Mauritus  Goetschius,  Daniel 
Haring,  Jr.,  Lea  Quakenbos.     Proved  June  1,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  90. 

1766,  Oct.  23.  Bantaw,  Ilendrick,  of  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  Sebe,  £2  for  his  birthright,  and  the  buildings  where 
he  lives.  Son,  Hendrick,  my  old  buildings.  Son,  Garret,  shall  build 
where  I  ordered  him.  Son,  Arie,  the  buildings  where  he  lives,  and 
also  8  acres  where  he  dwells  at  present,  beginning  at  the  meadow 
edge,  from  thence  easterly  along  Vrela,nd's  line,  till  he  includes  said 
8  acres;  also  4  acres  in  the  swamp,  joining  Vreland.  Sons,  Sebe, 
Garret  and  Hendrick,  rest  of  my  farm.  Son,  Sebe,  the  meadow  called 
Dominies  Meadow.  Sons,  Garret,  Hendrick  and  Arie,  the  meadow  on 
north  side  of  Bellemous  Creek.  Son,  Sebe,  to  pay  £25  to  my  children 
and  grandchildren,  namely;  Margaret;  John;  Mary,  and  the  children 
of  my  son,  Jacob,  Antye,  Annatye,  Altye,  Welmpye,  and  £25  a  year, 
for  3  years  more.  To  children  and  grandchildren,  viz.,  Sebe,  Garret, 
Arie,  Hendrick,  John,  Margaret,  Mary,  Antye,  Annatye,  Altye,  Wel- 
lempye;  and  the  children  of  my  son,  Jacobus,  my  moveable  estate. 
Executors — son,  Sebe,  and  my  friend,  Cornelius  Vreland.  Witnesses — 
Peter  De  Grot,  Petrus  Rant,  Guilliam  Berthols.     Proved  May  21,  1774. 

Lib.  L,   p.   150. 

1771,  Sept.  3.  Bantaw,  Jacob  Cornelius,  of  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  2  bonds,  one  of  Jacob  Van  Zaen,  and  another 
of  Richard  Heaton;  also  my  negro  girl,  Gin.  Eldest  son,  Cornelius, 
a  horse  and  gun;  also  the  house  and  lands  where  I  live,  called  Win- 


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clemau;  also  all  John's  land,  and  the  meadow  in  Tien  Heck;  also  my 
right  in  the  Fike,  and  in  the  mountain,  and  in  the  Quacksack  meadow, 
and  the  V2  of  Maple  Swamp.  To  my  daughters,  Ledia,  Lentye  and 
Hendrickye,  the  land  over  the  river,  where  son  Cornelius  lives;  also 
the  land  I  bought  of  Wiert  Bantaw,  and  the  house  and  land  at  Quack- 
sack, where  George  Blinkerhof  lives,  and  1.^  of  Maple  Swamp.  Daugh- 
ter, Hendrickye,  to  have  an  outset  as  my  married  daughters.  Executors 
— my  brother-in-law,  Albert  Terheun,  and  my  son,  Cornelius,  and 
my  son-in-law,  Marte  Powlson,  and  my  son-in-law,  George  Blinker- 
hof. Witnesses — Pieter  Bougaert,  Gylleyaem  Bougaert,  Guilliam 
Berthols. 

1771,   Sept.   3.     Codicil.     Signed   by  mark.      Proved   Dec.    4,    1771. 

Lib.   K,    p.   405. 

1777,  Dec.  13.  Barber,  John,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Margaret  Barber,  %  of  my  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Mary  Ennis, 
£50.  Sons,  Phineas  and  Jesse,  my  land.  Executors — friends,  James 
Davison  and  Col.  Matthias  Shipman.  Witnesses — Ludlum  Salmon, 
Joseph  Treat,  Matthias  Shipman.     Proved  Jan.  13,   1778. 

1778,  Jan.  1.  Inventory,  £659.18.3,  made  by  John  Hendershot  and 
David  Hays. 

1779,  Feb.    17.     Account  by   both   Executors. 

Lib.   16,   p.   525;   Lib.   18.   p.    674. 

1775,  Nov.  26.  Barberle,  Gertrude,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co., 
widow  of  John  Barberie;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  divided  among  my  seven  children,  Peter,  John, 
Andrew,  Oliver,  Lambert,  Susanna,  the  wife  of  John  Johnston,  and 
Frances,  and  the  two  children  of  my  deceased  daughter,  Catharine 
Cuyler,  the  late  wife  of  Henry  Cuyler,  namely,  Henry  and  Catharine, 
when  they  are  of  age.  Sons,  Oliver  and  Lambert,  and  daughter, 
Frances,  are  under  age.  Executors — Henry  Cuyler,  my  son,  Peter, 
and  John  Smyth.  Witnesses — -Mary  Johnston,  Isabella  Johnston,  Mar- 
gret  Foord.     Proved  June  24,  1776. 

1785,  Feb.  17.  Whereas  by  an  Act  of  the  Legislature,  entitled,  An 
Act  for  appointing  Trustees  to  fulfill  the  purposes  of  the  wills  of 
John  and  Gertrude  Barberie,  Bower  Reed  and  James  Throckmorton 
are  so  appointed.  Fellowbondsman — John  Lawrence;  all  of  Burling- 
ton.    Witnesses — Thomas  Adams  and  Lambert  Barberie.  Lib.  17,  p.  339. 

1770,  April  21.  Barberie,  John,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  estate  to  be  sold.  I  have  given  to  my  daughter,  Susanna 
Johnston,  wife  of  John  Johnston,  Jr.,  £110,  and  each  of  my  children 
are  to  have  a  like  sum,  when  they  are  21.  Wife,  Gertrude,  the  rest 
of  my  estate.  After  the  death  of  my  wife,  I  give  to  my  children, 
Catharine,  Susanna,  Peter,  John,  Andrew,  Frances,  Oliver,  Lambert 
and  Gertruyde,  the  rest  of  estate.  I  give  to  James  De  Lancey,  of 
New  York  City,  and  John  Smyth,  of  Perth  Amboy,  whom  I  make 
Trustees,  that  part  of  estate  devised  to  my  daughter,  Susanna,  and 
the  profits  from  the  same,  that  arises  during  the  life  time  of  her 
husband,  John  Johnston,  to  be  paid  to  her,  and,  if  he  should  die,  then 
the  trust  to  cease;  but  if  she  die  before  her  husband,  the  profits  are 
to  be  used  to  bring  up  her  children,  till  they  are  of  age.  Executors — 
wife,  Gertruyde,  my  daughter,  Catharine,  my  sons,  Peter  and  John, 
as  they  come  of  age,   and  John   Smyth.     Witnesses — Ravaud  Kearny, 


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Stephen  Johnston,  John  Thomson.     Proved  Sept.  22,  177U.      (See  entry 
of  Feb.  17,  1785,  under  Gertrude  Barberie.)  Lib.  K,  p.  242. 

1775,  Nov.  16.  Barclay,  James,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Thomas  Junck.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Landon;  both  of  Hardwick, 
said  Co.     Witnesses — Thomas  Anderson  and  Joseph  Anderson. 

Lib.   16,   p.   495. 

1777,  April  28.  Barclow,  "William,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Berg-en,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  farmer.  Fellowbondsman — Jacobes  Bergen, 
of  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman. 

1777,  April  15.  Inventory,  £208.15.7,  made  by  Peter  Nevius  and 
Lucas  Voorhees.  Lib.  18,  p.  596. 

1778,  June  1.  Barisalow,  Fereton,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
William  Barkalow,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  states  that  he 
is  7  years  of  age,  and  his  mother  and  father  are  both  dead,  and, 
having  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  John  Bergen  as  his  Guardian, 
till  he  come  to  the  age  of  14  years. 

1778,  June  1.  Guardian — John  Bergen,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman. 
Fellowbondsmen — James  Bergen  and  Jeromus  Rappalye;  both  of 
Somerset  Co.,  yeomen.  Lib.  22,  p.  63. 

1780,  Aug.  19.  Barkelow,  James,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Jane  Barkelow.  Fellowbondsmen — Henry  Stoll  and  John 
Sherrerd;  all  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Jan  Barkeloo  and  John 
Hanna,  Jr. 

1780,  June  1.  Inventory,  £11.4  5.5,  made  by  Henry  Stoll  and  John 
Sherrerd.  Lib.   23,  p.  215. 

1773,  Feb.  5.  Burns,  David,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  David  Barns,  of  said  place.  Lands  were  devised  to  him  by 
his  said  father,  and  he  now  makes  choice  of  his  guardian.  Guardian 
— Jonathan  Bowen,  of  Greenwich,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — David 
Bowen,  of  Hopewell,  said  Co.,  gentleman.  Lib.   14,   p.  516. 

1778,  Sept.  7.  Barns,  David,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Barns.  Fellowbondsman — Ephraim  Harris;  of 
Salem  and  Cumberland  Co.,   respectively.     Witness — John  Buck. 

1778,  June  16.  Inventory,  £154.13.9,  made  by  Silas  Newcomb  and 
Henry  Rulon. 

1778,  Oct.  9.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  16,  p.  506;  Lib.  16,  p.  528. 

1777,  Aug.  23.  Barns,  Jonathan,  of  Cohansey,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  divided  among 
my  children,  except  my  daughter,  Damaress,  who  is  to  have  my  late 
wife's  apparel.  Executors — Benjamin  Mulford  and  David  Potter,  both 
of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Mathew  Potter,  Nicholas  Johnson,  Erasmus 
Stevens.     Proved  Sept.   19,   1777. 

1777,  Sept.  19.  Adm'r — John  Barnes,  brother-in-law  of  the  deceased, 
of  Salem  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Dayton,  of  Cumberland  Co. 
Both  Executors  refused  to  serve.  Witnesses — Levi  Preston  and 
Jonathan  Potts. 

1778,  May  11.     Account  of  Adm'r.  Lib.  18,  p.  690;  Lib.  19,  p.  196. 


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1774,  March  16.  Barry,  Thomas,  of  Woodbridg-e,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Friend,  Henry  Marsh,  my  shoemaking  tools.  Sarah,  wife  of 
William  Oilman,  looking-  glass.  Friend,  William  Duly,  my  house  and 
lot  where  I  live,  which  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Brooks.  Executor — 
said  William  Duly.  Witnesses — David  Wright,  Aniager  Stanbury, 
Joseph  D.  Camp.     Proved  May  31,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  156. 

1772,  May  3.  Kartholmy,  John,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  John  Bartholmy,  5  shillings.  Margret  Bartholmy,  Leasey,  Ket, 
Sarah,  Mary,  Catren  and  Elizabeth  Bartholmys,  to  have  equal  ^vith 
John.  Executors — John  Fits  and  Lodervick  Cline.  Witnesses — 
Ephram  L.  Wortman,  Mickel  Sifters,  Alexander  White.  Proved  July 
17,   1772. 

1772,  July  16.  Inventory,  £157.5.6,  made  by  Mickel  Siffers  and 
Alexander  White.  Lib.  14,  p.  442. 

1772,  Feb.  11.  Bartlen,  William,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  all  my  estate,  except  5  shillings  to  my 
daughter,  Elizabeth  Richards.  Executors — Jonathan  J.  Dayton  and 
William  Parrat,  Sr.  Witnesses — Wyllys  Pierson,  Jacob  Briant,  Keziah 
Green.     Proved  June  30,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  461. 

1766,  June  3.  Bass,  Mary,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Real 
and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Brother,  Joseph  Lawrence,  15  shil- 
lings. Niece,  Mary  Lawrence,  daughter  of  the  said  Joseph,  a  silver 
cup.  Niece,  Meriby  Lawrence,  daughter  of  said  Joseph,  a  silver  spoon. 
Husband,  Thomas  Bass,  the  interest  of  the  rest  of  estate,  and  at  his 
death  to  my  cousin,  Benjamin  Lawrence,  son  of  Joseph.  Executors — 
friends,  John  Longstreet  and  John  VanCliff,  Sr.  Witnesses — Thomas 
Leonard,  Henry  Robinson,  Peter  Schenck.  Proved  Nov.  5,  1777.  Pro- 
bate to  John  Longstreet,  the  surviving  Executor.  Lib.  19,  p.  360. 

1777,  April  5.  Bas.sett,  Klisha,  Jr.,  of  Mannington,  Salem  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  the  profits  of  my  lands,  till  my  youngest  son  is 
21,  for  bringing  up  my  children.  Eldest  son,  Joseph,  Yz  of  the  plan- 
tation, and  the  8-acre  lot  of  meadow  that  lies  above  Sharp's  meadow. 
Youngest  son,  David,  the  other  %  of  my  land,  when  he  is  21.  My 
personal  estate  to  be  divided  between  my  wife  and  4  children,  Joseph, 
Sarah,  David  and  Hannah  Bassett.  Executor — brother,  Davis  Bassett, 
and  he  is  to  be  guardian  of  my  2  sons.  Witnesses — Thomas  Adams, 
Abraham   Miller,   Josiah   Miller.      Proved   May    12,    1777. 

1777,  April  29.  Inventory,  £1,706.3.8,  made  by  Preston  Carpenter 
and  Josiah  Miller.  Lib.  19,  p.  45. 

1777,  April  0.  Bate,  Nathaniel,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
Bate,  husbandman.     Pellowbondsman — John  Miller,  of  Hunterdon  Co. 

1777,  March  9.  Inventory,  £61.8.6,  made  by  William  Vanpelt  and 
John  Simonson.  Lib.  18,  p.  595. 

1770,  Jan.  11.  Rateman,  Aaron,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  John  Bateman,  the  place  that  my  father  left  me, 
except  7  acres  down  in  the  point  by  the  bank,  joining  Levi  Dare; 
also  a  lot  of  woodland  that  I  bought  of  Eleazar  Smith.  Son,  Aaron, 
the  lot  I  bought  of  Mary  Fithian,  widow;  and  the  7  acres  that  joins 
Levi  Dare;  and  a  lot  of  woodland  that  I  had  of  John  Wescoat.     Wife 


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to  have  all  my  lands  while  my  widow.  The  child  that  she  is  pregnant 
with,  to  have  an  equal  share  with  my  daughters.  Executrix — wife, 
Elizabeth.  Witnesses — Joseph  Bateman,  Eleazar  Smith,  Mary  Clerk. 
Proved  Jan.  21,  1779. 

1779,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £840.2.0,  made  by  John  Bateman  and 
Eleazar  Smith.  Lib.  21,  p.  46. 

1776,  April  10.  Bateman,  Daniel,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Abig-ail,  Vs  of  my  lands,  and  the  use  of  40  acres  joining 
Enoch  Bowen.  Daughter,  Ruhamah,  use  of  the  back  bedroom  while 
she  is  unmarried,  and  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah,  5  shillings.  Daughter, 
Abigail,  £10,  when  she  is  18.  My  3  youngest  sons,  Nathan,  Joseph 
and  Reuben,  the  said  40  acres.  (All  under  age).  Four  oldest  sons, 
William,  Jonathan,  Burgan  and  Daniel,  the  rest  of  my  lands.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Abigail,  and  my  son,  William.  Witnesses,  John  Stratton, 
Jeremiah  Husted,  Jediah  Seeley.     Proved  March  12,   1777. 

1777,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £151.5.0,  made  by  Benjamin  Thompson  and 
Timothy  Elmer.  Lib.  18,  p.  158. 

1778,  April  21.  Bateman,  Moses,  of  Dearfield  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Moses  Bateman,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Guardian — John  Bateman.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Johnson;  both 
of  Fairfield,  said  Co.     Witness — Hannah  Elmer.  Lib.  18,  p.  688. 

1777,  April  8.  Bateman,  Neheniiah,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas  Joslin.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Ogden;  both  of 
said   Co.     Witness — Eleazar  Smith. 

1777,  April  1.  Inventory,  £64.11.6,  made  by  Thomas  Ogden  and 
Eleazar  Smith. 

1777,  Sept.  8.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Cash  paid  to  Joseph,  Amos,  Wil- 
liam, John,  Jr.,  Isaac  and  John  Bateman.    Lib.  18,  p.  211;  Lib.  18,  p.  601. 

1761,  Feb.  12.  Bateman,  Timothy,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Sons,  Amos  and  Eli,  the  plantation  virhere  I  live,  reserv- 
ing to  my  wife,  Rebecca,  the  use  of  the  place,  while  my  widow. 
Daughter,  Rhoda,  plates  and  pots.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Freelove 
dishes.  The  rest  to  my  wife,  to  bring  up  my  children.  Executrix — 
wife,  Rebecca.  Witnesses — Daniel  Bateman,  John  Bateman,  Joseph 
Norbury.     Proved  July  12,  1779. 

1761,  Feb.  27.  Inventory,  £96.8.7,  made  by  David  Wescot  and  Joseph 
Daten.  Lib.  21,  p.  212. 

1771,  Oct.  24.  Bates,  Solomon,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Abigal  Bates,  widow.  Fellowrbondsman — Samuel  Oliver;  both  of 
said  place.     Witness — Nathan  Wilkison. 

1771,  Oct.  28.     Inventory,  made  by  Gideon  Riggs  and  John  Lindsly. 

Lib.  K,  p.  379. 

1777,  April  10.  Bates,  William,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Land  where  I  live  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Elizabeth, 
£200.  Sons,  William,  Samuel  and  Hezekiah,  my  apparel.  Children, 
William,  Samuel,  Hezekiah,  Hope,  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Ann,  Rebekah  and 
Sarah,  rest  of  my  estate,  when  they  come  of  age.  Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth,  and  my  friends,  Thomas  Stokes  and  Thomas  Redman.  Wit- 
nesses— Joshua  Evens,  Elisha  Hooton,  Richard  Snowdon.  Proved 
May  29,  1777. 


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1777,  May  26.  Inventory,  £421.1.11,  made  by  Nathaniel  Lippincott  and 
Joshua  Stokes.  Lib.  18.  p.  390. 

1778,  Jan.  28.  Batson,  George,  of  Philadelphia,  mariner.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Edward  Evans,  at  present  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  merchant. 
Fellowbondsraan — William  Tucker,  of  Trenton. 

1778,  Feb.  4.     Inventory,  £34.10.0.  Lib.  18,  p.  627. 

1776,  Jan.  25.  Uatzler,  Jacob,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester, 
yeoman.  Int.  Adm'r — Koonrod  Batzler.  Fellowbondsman — George 
Henholdt;  both  of  Gloucester. 

1776,  Jan.  20.  Inventory,  £58.15.6,  made  by  Peter  Cheesman  and 
Isaac  Tomlinson.  Lib.  16,  p.  494. 

1779,  Dec.  22.  Bayles,  Michael,  of  Mansfield  Woodhouse  Township, 
Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  George,  the  place  I  live  on  of  240  acres.  Son, 
Michael,  the  place  he  lives  on  of  160  acres.  Rest  of  my  moveable 
estate  to  my  wife,  Mary,  and  to  my  daughter,  Cathrine,  and  sons, 
George  and  Michael.  My  grandchildren,  Andrew  Young,  to  have  £40, 
Cathrine  Huffer,  £20,  and  Elizabeth  Huffer,  £20.  Executors — sons, 
George  and  Mfchael.  Witnesses — George  Albert,  Jacob  Lunger,  Jr., 
Christian  Cummins.     Proved  May  27,  1780. 

1780,  Feb.   1.     Inventory,   £709.3.6,   made  by   [names  not  given]. 

Lib.  22,  p.  172. 

1778,  Feb.  2.  Bayles,  Plato,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Phebe 
Bayles,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Jacob  Lewis,  carpenter,  and 
Jonathan  Ayres;   all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  16,   p.  521. 

1777,  Oct.  20.  Beach,  Bpenetus,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas 
Kinney.     Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Dickerson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  18,  p.  618. 

1778,  March  11.  Beach,  John,  of  Nevv^ark  Township,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Amos  Freeman.  Fellowbondsman — Jedidiah  Freeman;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — John  Burnet.  Lib.  18,  p.  693. 

1776,  Dec.  30.  Beach,  Josiah,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Annice,  all  my  personal  estate,  and  the  use  of  my  real.  Son,  Josiah 
Beach,  my  homestead,  and  the  land  at  Thompson  Point,  of  about  30 
acres;  also  the  land  on  the  Hill  of  14  acres,  which  is  bounded  by  John 
Ailing,  Benjamin  Coe  and  Joseph  Redden;  also  14  acres  at  the  Park, 
near  Wolf  Harbor.  Son,  Zopher,  £100.  Grandson,  Samuel  Beach,  £20. 
Son,  Daniel,  land  called  the  Pasture,  at  head  of  Two-Mile  Brook,  of 
35  acres;  also  land  at  Brushy  Plains,  near  Zebedee  Wilson's  house, 
of  30  acres;  also  2  lots  of  salt  meadow,  one  lying  near  and  on  Pier- 
son's  Creek,  the  other  in  the  Great  Meadows,  and  runs  from  Maple 
Island  Creek  to  Morris  Creek,  between  the  two,  and  they  contain  20 
acres;  he  paying  to  my  son,  Zopher,  £60.  Executors — sons,  Josiah  and 
Daniel,  and  my  friend,  Isaac  Pierson.  Witnesses — Isaac  Ogden,  Israel 
Beach,  Zopher  Beach.     Proved  Jan.   19,   1779. 

1779,  March  12.  Inventory,  £540.8.0,  made  by  John  Ogden  and 
Nathaniel  Farrand.  Lib.  21,  p.  36. 


38  NEW   JERSEY   COEONIAE  DOCUMENTS 

1778,  March  28.  Beach,  Peter,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Enoch 
Beach.  Fellowbondsman — Israel  Ward;  both  of  Morris  Co.  Witness 
—Ellas  Dayton.  Lib.   16,   p.  512. 

1777,  Oct.  25.  Beach,  Sarah,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Epinetus  Beach,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  The  said  Epinetus  Beach,  in 
his  lifetime,  committed  the  care  of  his  only  daughter,  Sarah  Beach, 
now  under  14,  to  your  petitioner,  Thomas  Kinney,  who  is  a  half 
brother  to   the   said   Epinetus  Beach.     The   mother  died   at  her  birth. 

1777,  Nov.  13.  Guardian — Thomas  Kinney.  Fellowbondsman — Alex- 
ander Carmichael.  Lib.  18,  p.  693. 

1773,  Aug.  25.  Beakes,  Edmund,  late  of  Trenton,  now  of  Maiden- 
head, Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Ann  Clifton,  £20.  Daughter, 
Sarah  Beakes,  £70,  for  the  care  of  me  and  mine;  also  the  large  Bible 
and  some  household  goods.  Daughter,  Susannah  Smith,  £80.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary  Pearson,  my  land  that  lies  by  John  Watson,  Catharine  Wil- 
liams and  Isaac  Pearson.  Daughters,  Sarah  Beaks  and  Mary  Pearson, 
rest  of  real  and  personal  estate,  except  my  apparel,  which  I  give  to 
Job  Pearson.  Executors — daughter,  Sarah  Beaks,  and  my  son-in-law, 
Job  Pearson.  Witnesses — Nathan  Beakes,  Thomas  Stevens,  Thomas 
Tindall.     Proved  Nov.   29,   1775.     Probate  to  both  Executors. 

Lib.  17,  p.  275. 

1777,  Jan.  11.  Beck,  Henry,  of  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah, 
and  my  only  daughter,  Nancy  Beck,  to  have  my  small  estate.  Execu- 
tors— my  wife,  and  my  brother,  Samuel  Beck.  Witnesses — Andrew 
Johnson,  John  Jobs,  Ralph  Hunt.     Proved  March  5,   1777. 

1777,  Feb.  19.  Inventory,  £172.5.6,  made  by  Abraham  Chapman  and 
John  Chapman.  Lib.  18,  p.  97. 

1777,  July  25.  Beck,  Roweth,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  the  house  and  4i^  acres  where  I  live,  and 
31/^  acres  of  meadow,  joining  Aaron  Taylor.  Son,  Joseph,  my  orchard 
lot,  joining  Hannah  Woodward,  and  also  the  lot  next  to  it,  called  the 
Tanyard  lot,  and  6  acres,  joining  Moses  Williams.  My  right  to  land 
on  Rancocas  Creek  I  give  to  my  sons,  Samuel  and  Joseph.  Daughter, 
Mary  ^Villiams,  £5.  Daughter,  Sarah  Shreve,  £5.  Daughter,  Amey,  £5. 
Son  Henry's  daughter,  Ann  Beck,  one  crown.  Daughter,  Acsah,  £25. 
Executor — -son,  Samuel.  Witnesses — John  Reckless,  Joseph  Holloway, 
Nathaniel  Dangger.     Proved  Aug.   22,   1777. 

1777,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £165.13.6,  made  by  John  Chapman  and 
Abraham  Chapman.  Lib.  19,  p.  23. 

1780,  April  11.  Bedell,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Jacob 
Bedell,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — John  Carle.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Samuel  Rutan;  both  of  Morris  Co.  Lib.  24,  p.  27. 

1777,  Augr.  4.  Beeknian,  Gerardus,  near  Millstone,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Christopher  Beekman,  £10  as  his  birthright. 
Personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  paid  to  my  5  daughters,  Mary, 
Anne,  Catharine,  Magdalin  and  Cornelia.  Son,  Abraham,  £300  above 
the  rest  of  my  sons,  as  he  worked  for  the  family  longer  than  the 
rest.  Sons,  Christopher,  Gerardus  and  Abraham,  all  my  lands. 
Executors — my    said    3    sons,    and    my    friend,    Peter    Stryker    (son    of 


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Johanes).      Witnesses — Christopher    Hoagland,    Peter    Van    Der    Veer, 
Geremiah  Vandike.     Proved  April  21,  1778. 

1777,  Sept.  8.  Inventory,  £1,060.7.9,  made  by  Christopher  Hoagland 
and  Peter  Van  Der  Veer.  Lib.  20,  p.  231. 

1774,  Au^.  10.  Beekman,  John,  of  New  York  City,  merchant;  will  of. 
Eldest  son,  James,  £5.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1/6  part  of  the  rest  of  per- 
sonal and  real.  Son,  James,  1/6;  son,  John,  1/6;  son,  Theophilus,  1/6; 
son,  Gerard,  1/6;  and  son,  Thomas,  1/6.  Executors — sons,  James,  John 
and  Theophilus.  Witnesses — Richard  Bancker,  Adrian  Renaudet, 
Charles  Morse.     Proved  Aug-.  29,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  128. 

1773,  April  20.  Beekman,  Peter,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Personal 
estate  to  be  sold;  also  all  real  estate.  Wife,  Girtye  Beekman,  £280. 
Daughters,  Lantie,  the  wife  of  Ferdinandus  Gulick,  Anortie,  the  wife 
of  Peter  Peterson,  and  Nailtie,  the  wife  of  Barnardus  Van  Zandt,  the 
rest  of  the  money.  Executors — wife,  Girtye,  and  sons-in-law,  Ferdi- 
nandus Gulick  and  Peter  Peterson.  Witnesses — Hermanus  Hoagland, 
Henry   V.   Middleswort,    William   Peterson.      Proved   May    1,    1773. 

Lib.  L,  p.  49. 

1777,  April  6.  Beers,  Jabez,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Catharine  Beers,  %  the  profits  of  my  estate.  Son,  Daniel,  £5. 
Rest  of  personal  and  real  to  be  sold,  and  divided  among  all  my  other 
children,  so  that  my  son,  Joseph,  shall  have  2  parts  to  the  others 
one.  Executors — sons,  Joseph  and  Daniel.  Witnesses — Benjamin 
Pierson,    Mattaniah   Lyon,    Silas   Condict.      Proved   May   3,    1777. 

1779,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £1,096.10.8,  made  by  Peter  Dickerson  and 
Benjamin  Pierson,  Jr.  Lib.   18,  p.   321. 

1776,  Sept.  2.  Beesley,  Jonathan,  of  Prince  Maurice  River,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Personal  and  real  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money 
given  to  my  4  sons.  Executors — brothers,  John  and  Morris.  Wit- 
nesses—Johnson Beesley,  Rachel  Brazier,  Joshua  Wright.  Proved 
Nov.  15,  1779.  Lib.  20,  p.  335. 

1769,  Nov.  28.  Beetle,  William,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Kathrine,  all  the  goods  she  brought  to  me, 
and  £25.  Son,  William  Beetle,  5  acres  of  meadow  within  the  bank 
next  to  the  River,  on  the  west  side  of  the  Landing.  Son,  John,  and 
my  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Aloe,  each  5  shilling's.  Son,  Aaron,  and 
my  2  daughters,  Mary  and  Sarah,  all  my  land  and  moveable  estate. 
Executors — son,  Aaron,  George  Peterson  and  Augustus  Peterson.  Wit- 
nesses— Robert  Howard,  Mary  Clark,  Patience  Stevens.  Proved  Feb. 
12,   1771. 

1771,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  £214.1.10,  made  by  Thomas  Carnes  and 
Samuel  Linch.  Lib.  15,  p.  248. 

1778,  March  29.  Bell,  James,  of  Upper  Hardwick  Township,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife  to  keep  the  place  if  she  sees  fit,  and,  if  she  sells 
it,  the  money  to  be  divided  among  my  children,  as  they  come  of  age. 
Executors — wife,  Deborah,  my  father,  Isaac  Bell,  and  my  brother-in- 
law,  Nathaniel  Hazen.  Witnesses — Thomas  Hazen,  Samuel  Giles, 
Samuel  Hazen.     Proved  Oct.   12,  1779. 

1779,  Oct.  12.  Inventory,  £95.6.10,  made  by  Thomas  Hazen  and 
Samuel  Giles.  Lib.  22,  p.  197. 


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1769,  Sept.   30.  Bell,   John,   of   Somerset   Co.;    will    of.      Wife,    Anna 

(daughter  of  John  Myer,  of  City  of  New  York),  £500.  Son,  Andrew 
(by  Hannah  Smith,  daughter  of  Frederick  Smith,  late  of  Philadelphia, 
hatter),  house  and  50  acres  of  land  in  Bridgewater  Township,  Som- 
erset Co.  Daughter,  Cornelia  (by  the  said  Hannah  Smith),  now  in 
England,  my  negro  woman,  Delia,  and  her  son,  Rory.  To  John  Tilden, 
son  of  my  wife  Anna,  by  her  former  husband,  Capt.  Richard  Tilden, 
a  negro.  To  the  said  Hannah  Smith,  £200.  Friend  Mark  Grime,  late 
of  Witham,  in  County  of  Essex,  England,  all  my  lands  in  Eares  Colne, 
in  County  of  Essex.  Wife,  Anna,  my  son,  Andrew,  my  daughter, 
Cornelia,  and  John  Tilden  to  have  the  residue.  Executors — friends, 
Andrew  Elliot  and  William  McAdam,  both  of  New  York  City,  and 
Robert  Morris,  of  Philadelphia.  Witnesses — William  Bayard,  J.  Ban- 
yar,  Johnston  Fairholme. 

1779,  April  20.  Adm'rs,  with  will  annexed — Anna  Bell  and  John 
Myer.  Fellowbondsman — John  Wallace,  all  of  Bridgewater  Township, 
Somerset  Co.  Robert  Morris  renounced,  and  Andrew  Elliot  and  Wil- 
liam McAdam,  are  both  absent  from  the  State.  Lib.  20,  p.  341. 

1773,  June  14.  Belllsfelt,  William,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Catharine  Bellisfelt,  all  my  lands,  in  conjunction 
with  my  sons,  John  and  Barnardus,  as  tenants  in  common;  and,  after 
my  wife's  death  or  marriage,  the  lands  and  moveable  estate  to  be 
sold.  To  my  eldest  daughter,  £30,  but,  if  she  die  before  the  marriage 
or  death  of  my  wife,  then  £15  to  be  paid  to  the  children  of  her  first 
marriage,  and  the  other  %  to  the  children  of  the  latter  marriage. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £30.  Son,  William,  £5.  Son,  Bernardus,  my 
loom.  Rest  of  estate  to  my  sons,  William,  Peter,  George,  John,  Ber- 
nardus, Philip  and  Adam.  Executors — wife,  Catharine,  and  my  son, 
John.  Witnesses — James  Prall,  Isaac  Prall,  Thomas  Craven.  Proved 
Dec.  22,  1775. 

1775,  Dec.  5.  Inventory,  £198.12.4,  made  by  Joseph  Higgins  and 
Joseph  Moore.  Lib.  17,  p.  260. 

1770,  April  10.  Bennet,  Cornelius,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Anna,  all  she  needs  for  her  use,  and  then  personal  and 
real  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Eleanor  Boorom,  to  have  an  outfit.  Daugh- 
ter, Barbara  Wickoff,  25  shillings  a  year,  in  her  own  hands  and  not 
in  her  husband's,  and,  if  she  die,  her  share  to  her  children,  except 
Peter  Wikoff,  her  eldest  son,  to  have  £5  more  than  the  rest.  My 
daughters,  Anna  Griggs,  Charity  Williamson,  Elizabeth  Striker, 
Eleanor  Boorum,  and  my  granddaughter,  Blianor  Williamson,  the 
rest  after  my  wife's  death.  Executors — Jehoiachin  Griggs,  Garret 
Williamson  and  Barnet  Striker.  Witnesses — Leffert  Waldron,  Jacobus 
Cornel,  Adrien  Cornel.     Proved  June  10,   1771. 

1771,  June  10.  Inventory,  £109.6.6,  made  by  Folekert  Van  Noord- 
strand  and  Samuel  Groenendyck.  Lib.  K,  p.  335, 

1775,  Sept.  4.  Bennet,  Reuben,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.,  mari- 
ner. Int.  Adm'r — James  Bennet,  of  Fairfield.  Fellowbondsman — 
Jeremiah  Bennet,  of  Stow  Creek;  both  of  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1775,  Sept.  18.  Inventory,  £10.5.0,  of  the  estate  of  Reuben  Bennet. 
of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  made  by  John  Bower  and  Ephraim 
Harris.  Lib.   15,  p.  644. 


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1779,  Oct.  20.  Bentson,  Jacob;  will  of.  To  wife,  Catharine  Bentson, 
%  of  my  personal  estate,  and,  if  my  wife  and  Executors  agree  to  pur- 
chase land  for  the  benefit  of  my  children,  then  my  wife  is  to  have  Vs 
of  the  same,  and  the  use  of  the  %  to  bring-  up  my  children,  till  they 
are  21.  If  my  wife  marry,  all  is  to  be  sold.  My  children,  Benjamin, 
Hannah  Bentson  and  Jacob,  the  rest  of  estate.  Executors — wife, 
Catharine,  Joshua  Anderson,  son  of  Jeremiah  Anderson,  and  Ben- 
jamin Stevens.  Witnesses — Joseph  Phillips,  Jonathan  Phillips,  Richard 
Cain.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1780. 

1780,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £1,068,  made  at  Philadelphia,  by  William 
Perkins  and  James  Ham,  and  sworn  to,  before  William  McMuUin,  one 
of  the  justices. 

1780,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £12,036.10.0,  made  at  Maidenhead,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  by  Joseph  Phillips  and  Jonathan  Phillips.  Lib.  21,  p.  316. 

1772,  March  29.  Berrey,  Paul,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Paul  Berrey,  5  shilling-s  for  his  birthright.  Sons,  Paul,  Samuel, 
John  Berry,  and  my  son-in-law,  Dunken  McCollom,  my  lands  in  Hard- 
wick. Daughter,  Catherine,  the  w^ife  of  Dunken  McCollom,  a  bed, 
and  my  Dutch  Bible.  Executors — son-in-law,  Dunken  McCollom,  and 
my  friend,  William  Norcross.  Witnesses — Jasper  Fulmore,  Lawrence 
Decker,  Ann  Schunck.     Proved  Jan.  7,   1773. 

1773,  July  13.  Inventory,  £5.2.1,  made  by  Lawrence  Decker  and  John 
Mills.  Lib.  16,  p.  215. 

1772,  April  21.  Berrien,  John,  of  Rocky  Hill,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Margaret  Berrien,  and  my  6  children,  John,  Elizabeth,  William, 
Mary,  Samuel  and  Thomas,  all  real  and  personal;  the  children  to 
have  their  shares  when  of  age.  Executrix — wife,  Margaret.  Wit- 
nesses— Richard  Stockton,  Samuel  W.  Stockton,  Israel  Everett. 
Proved  May  2,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  419. 

1773,  Aug-.  7.  Besherra,  Christopher,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Rebecca  Besherra,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — William  McCoUough; 
both  of  Newton,  said  Co.     Witness — Peter  Turner. 

1773,  Aug.  7.  Inventory,  £37.1.6,  made  by  Philip  Snook  and  Samuel 
Lundy.  Lib.  14,  p.  547. 

1774,  Nov.  9.  Be-vers,  Robert,  of  Mansfield  Woodhouse  Township, 
Sussex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Bevers,  £200.  Son,  Alex- 
ander, £40.  To  Abraham  Bevers,  the  oldest  son  of  my  son,  Alexander, 
£10.  Daughter,  Sarah,  the  wife  of  Abraham  Axford,  £80.  Son,  William, 
£100.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Doctor  Samuel  Cannady,  £80. 
Son,  Robert,  £100.  Son.  Moses,  £200.  To  George  Bevers,  the  oldest 
eon  of  my  brother,  Joseph  Bevers,  £10.  Lands  to  be  sold  and  money 
divided  among  my  children,  Alexander,  Sarah,  William,  Elizabeth, 
Robert  and  Moses.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  sons,  Robert 
and  Moses,  and  my  son-in-law.  Doctor  Samuel  Cannady.  Witnesses — 
John  Marlatt,  Nathan  Marlatt,  Mary  Bevers.     Proved  Oct.  17,  1777. 

1777,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £1,342.10.3,  made  by  Garret  Rapalje  and 
Newbold  Wooston.  Lib.  18,  p.  661. 

1776,  Feb.  9.  Biddle,  Joseph,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  £200.  Son,  Joseph,  my  plantation 
where  I  live;  also  the  plantation  where  he  lives;  and  all  other  lands 
and  cedar  swamps;  he  paying  to  my  daughter,  Mary  Shinn,  £150,  and 


42  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

to  my  granddaughter  Elizabeth  Biddle,  £50,  and  to  my  son,  Arney 
Blddle,  £150,  and  to  my  son,  Jonathan  Biddle,  £100,  and  to  my  three 
g-randdaug-hters,  Amey,  Rebekah  and  Catharine  Biddle,  £50  a  piece. 
He  is  to  pay  yearly,  to  my  daughter-in-law,  Abigail  Biddle,  £10  while 
she  is  a  widow.  Daughter,  Sarah  Monrow,  £5.  Granddaughter,  Re- 
bekah Howard,  £20.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Howard,  £20.  Negro, 
Zilpha,  to  be  set  free.  Executors — son,  Joseph,  and  my  son-in-law, 
Restore  Shinn.  Witnesses — William  Fox,  Ebenezer  Antram,  John 
Robinson.     Proved  April  9,  1776. 

1776,  April  8.  Inventory,  £405.8.11,  made  by  Jonathan  Hough  and 
William  Fox.  Lib.  17,  p.  321. 

1777,  Dec.  19.  Blf^es,  Peter,  of  Readington,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth  Biggs.  Fellowbondsmen — Marten  WlckofC  and 
Anderis  Anderison;  all  of  said  Co. 

1777,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  made  by  Martin  Wyckoff  and  Anderis 
Anderson.  Lib.  18,  p.  627. 

1773,  March  3.  Blglow,  John,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Elizabeth 
Biglow.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Ford;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
Abraham  Ogden  and  Nicholas  Ogden.  Lib.  K,  p.  450. 

1777,  July  8.  Biglow,  John,  of  Morris  Co.,  farmer.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Josiah  Biglow.     Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Biglow. 

1777,  June    15.      Inventory,    made    by   John    Huntington    and    John 

Munson. 

1778,  July  31.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  16,  p.  524;  Lib.  18,  p.  609. 

1780,  Jan.  26.  Bllderback,  Hance,  of  Mannington  Township,  Salem 
Co.  My  sons,  Daniel,  Charles,  Joseph,  Jonathan  and  John,  may  set 
my  lands  and  marsh  up  for  sale  between  them,  and  the  highest  bidder 
to  have  it,  and  the  one  who  buys  shall  pay  my  grandson,  Joseph 
Bilderback,  £60,  and  the  rest  of  the  money  to  be  divided  into  5^^ 
shares  and  i/^  share  to  be  paid  to  my  daughter,  Suasannah  Sinnickson, 
and  the  other  5  shares  for  my  sons.  Wife,  Jane,  horse,  saddle  and 
bed.  Executors — sons,  Daniel  and  Jonathan.  Witnesses — John  Linsey, 
Lemuel  Stanbrough,  James  Halladay.     Proved  March  10,  1780. 

1780,  Feb.  15.  Inventory,  £5,994.17.6,  made  by  Benjamin  Lippincott 
and  William  Harvey.  Lib.  21,  p.  300. 

1760,  Aug.  25.  Bilderback,  Peter,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of  my  land.  Son,  Henry  Bilderback, 
the  plantation  where  I  live,  within  the  600  acres  known  as  Chestnut 
Neck;  also  20  acres  of  marsh  over  the  "Mood"  Hole  in  Salem  Creek, 
opposite  the  mouth  of  Mannington  Creek;  also  20  acres  of  woodland 
that  I  bought  of  Francis  Miles,  near  the  Ash  Swamp  in  Penns  Neck. 
Eldest  daughter,  Sarah,  all  the  other  plantation  that  I  bought  of 
Haunce  Bilderback,  John  Redstrake  and  Daniel  Richmond,  all  ad- 
joining Moses  Hill,  now  living  on  the  same;  also  25  acres  of  marsh 
that  I  bought  of  John  Redstrake,  lying  on  Boldrides  Creek;  and,  if 
she  die,  then  to  my  younger  daughter,  Margaret.  If  my  children 
abovesaid  all  die,  then  I  give  the  lands  to  my  brother,  John.  If  my 
daughter,  Sarah,  should  die  without  issue  before  her  husband,  Moses 
Hill,  dies,  then  I  give  my  son-in-law,  Moses  Hill,  that  place  he  lives 
on,   for   5   years   without  paying  rent.      Daughter,   Margret,   moveable 


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estate.      Executor — friend,    Andrew    Sinnickson.      Witnesses — Andrew 
Standly,  Jane  Hawks,  Peter  Bilderback.     Proved  Oct.  3,   1771. 

1771,  Oct.  1.  Inventory,  £924.12.0,  made  by  Andrew  Standly  and 
David  Edmiston.  Lib.  15,  p.  253. 

1764,  Augr-  21.  Biles,  Elizabeth,  of  Trenton,  widow;  will  of.  Daugh- 
ter, Margaret  Hooper,  the  use  of  house  I  live  in,  and,  after  her  death, 
I  give  said  house  and  lot  to  my  grandson,  Thomas  Langhorne  Biles. 
To  brother,  Thomas  Cadwalader,  sister,  Achsah  Lambert,  and  my 
cousins,  John  and  Lambert  Cadwalader,  £1,200  in  trust,  and  the  in- 
come thereof,  to  be  for  the  support  of  my  said  daughter,  and  the 
same  shall  not  be  liable  for  her  husband's  debts.  If  her  husband  die, 
then  my  daughter  may  have  V2  of  the  £1,200,  and  the  other  Vo  I  give 
to  my  grandson,  Thomas  Lambert  Biles,  when  21.  To  said  Thomas 
Cadwalader,  Achsah  Lambert,  and  John  and  Lambert  Cadwalader,  the 
rest  of  my  personal  and  real  estate,  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be 
put  out,  till  my  2  grandsons  are  21,  and  the  interest  to  be  applied 
to  their  use.  If  my  grandsons  die  in  the  lifetime  of  my  daughter, 
then  the  interest  to  be  paid  to  her.  The  principal  is  to  be  paid  to 
my  grandsons,  when  they  are  of  age.  To  Betsey  Cadwalader,  £400. 
Sister,  Hannah  Cadwalader,  rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — brother, 
Thomas  Cadwalader,  sister,  Achsah  Lambert,  and  my  cousins,  John 
and  Lambert  Cadwalader.  Witnesses — John  Jones,  Anne  Saltar, 
Achsah  Lambert. 

1772,  Feb.  12.  Codicil.  I  did  bequeath  in  my  will  to  my  grandson, 
Thomas  Langhorne  Biles,  the  house  I  live  in,  after  the  death  of  my 
daughter,  Margaret  Hooper,  and  now  I  revoke  the  said  legacy,  and 
give  the  house  to  my  daughter,  Margaret  Hooper;  I  also  give  her  the 
furniture  in  the  house,  and  after  her  death,  to  my  grandson,  Thomas 
Lambert  Biles.  To  my  said  daughter  my  land  lying  on  Assunpink 
Creek,  which  joins  Samuel  Hill,  and  contains  about  27  acres;  I  also 
give  her  iny  lot  joining  Nathan  Blake's.  Grandson,  Thomas  Lang- 
horne Biles,  the  money  from  the  sale  of  my  land  that  joins  Lambert 
Cadwalader  and  Achsah  Lambert,  which  contains  166  acres.  Wit- 
nesses— Richard  Green,  Achsah  Lambert,  Hannah  Adams.  Proved 
Dec.   31,   1772. 

1772,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £1,583.2.11,  made  by  William  Cleayton 
and   Samuel  Tucker. 

1790,  Jan.  7.  Account  by  Lambert  Cadwallader,  acting  Executor. 
Paid  Sarah  Ely,  on  account  of  her  dower  in  house  in  Trenton,  £4.2.10. 
Paid  Hannah  Adams,  in  full  of  a  specific  legacy  £5.8.0.  Paid  Abraham 
Hunt,  one  of  the  Executors  of  Thomas  Langhorne  Biles,  £259.6.6. 
Negro,  Ben,  delivered  to  Robert  L.  Hooper,  £45.  Lib.  15,  p.  474. 

1775,  Jan.  17.  Biles,  Thomas  Iianghorn,  late  of  New  Jersey;  will  of. 
To  my  mother,  Sarah  Eley,  £100.  Kinsman,  Benjamin  Boyles,  £250. 
Kinsman,  William  Boyles,  my  mare  which  I  left  with  him,  when  I 
left  New  Jersey.  My  servant,  Hugh  Phillips,  is  to  be  bound  an  ap- 
prentice to  Israel  Israel.  Executors — friends,  Abraham  Hunt  and 
Micajah  How,  of  Trenton,  N.  J.,  and  Thomas  Bickley  Polgreen,  of 
this  Island.     Proved  Jan.  24,  1775,  at  Pilgrim,  Island  of  Barbados. 

1775,  July  18.     Executors  sworn  at  Burlington. 

1775,  July  31.  Inventory,  £78.6.0,  made  by  Conrad  Kotts  and  Jesse 
Wain.  Lib.   16,  p.   425. 


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1777,  April  11.  Billings,  Simeon,  of  Maurice  River,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Sufiah  Billings.  Fellowbondsman — Elias  Smith;  both  of 
said  Co.     Witness — Rachel  Clunn. 

1777,  April  9.  Inventory,  £381.4.6,  made  by  Elias  Smith  and  Joshua 
Brick. 

1778,  Dec.  21.  Account  by  Suffiah  Billings,  Adm'x  of  Levi  Billings, 
of  Cumberland  Co.     A  bond  signed  by  Charity  Billings  for  £60. 

Lib.  16,  p.  524;  Lib.  18,  p.  212. 

1772,  Feb.  25.  Binch,  Lawrence,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Salem  Co.;  will 
of.  My  lands  and  effects  may  be  sold.  Wife,  Jane  Binch,  %  of  my 
estate,  and  the  rest  to  my  daughters;  only  my  son,  Christopher,  to 
have  5  shillings,  as  he  had  his  part.  If  my  son,  Daniel,  comes  back, 
then  he  is  to  have  an  equal  part.  Executor — Edward  Dunlap.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Richardson,  Aaron  Ayars,  Edward  Dunlap.  Proved 
March  11,   1772. 

1772,  March  10.  Inventory,  £13.8.5,  made  by  William  Smith  and 
Robert  Walker.  Lib.  15,  p.  341. 

1774,  Sept.  11.  Birltinsha,  Thomas,  of  New  Hanover  Township, 
Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ehster,  %  of  my  personal  estate.  Son, 
Daniel,  that  part  of  my  land  in  Northampton  Township,  "that  came 
to  me  by  right  of  his  mother."  Son,  George  Birkinsha,  the  other  part 
of  my  land  in  Northampton  Township,  which  I  bought  of  Elizabeth 
Bliss,  he  paying  to  my  wife,  Ehster,  V3  of  the  yearly  rent,  during 
her  life.  Sons,  Daniel  and  George,  my  house  and  lot  in  New  Hanover 
Township,  at  a  village  called  New  Mills,  where  I  dwell,  and  which  I 
purchased  of  Joseph  Imlay,  Esq.  Daughter,  Ann  Bennet,  wife  of  Wil- 
liam Bennet,  20  shillings.  Executors — sons,  Daniel  and  George.  I 
desire  my  friend,  John  Goldy,  to  assist  them.  Witnesses — Joshua 
Norcross,  Job  Rogers,  Joseph  Goldy.     Proved  Sept.  15,  1776. 

1776,  Sept.  13.  Inventory,  £102.7.10,  made  by  Joshua  Norcross  and 
John  Goldy.  Lib.  20,  p.   174. 

1772,  June  8.  Bishop,  Benjamin,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
David  Bishop,  brother  of  said  Benjamin.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Jaques;  both  of  Woodbridge  Township,  said  Co.  Witness — John 
Thomsom.  Lib.  K,  p.  413. 

1780,  Nov.  22.  Bishop,  Christopher,  of  Greenwich,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — William  Eldridge,  of  Greenwich  Township,  said  Co.,  yeo- 
man. Fellowbondsman — Charles  West,  of  Deptford  Township,  said 
Co.,  yeoman. 

1780,  Sept.  22.  Inventory,  £336.0.4,  made  by  William  Cozens  and 
Daniel  Packer. 

1784,  Aug.  3.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  23,  p.  342;  Lib.  26,  p.  48. 

1771,  Jan.  29.  Bishop,  Daniel,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rhoda,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  while  my 
widow,  to  bring  up  my  children.  Eldest  son,  Daniel,  the  place  I  live 
on,  as  far  up  as  to  the  upper  end  of  the  land  I  bought  of  Andrew 
Miller;  also  my  cedar  swamp,  when  21;  and,  if  he  die,  then  to  my 
next  eldest  son.  My  old  place  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to 
my  children.  Executors — wife,  Rhoda,  and  David  Platts.  Witnesses — 
William  Timm,  Lettica  Toms,  William  Miller.     Proved  March  2,   1771. 


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1771,  Feb.  21.  Inventory,  £111. 7. 5i^,  made  by  Daniel  Clark  and  Ben- 
jamin Lupton.  Lib.  15,  p.  118. 

1775),  Jan.  IS.  Bishop,  Daniel,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Daniel  Bishop,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian — 
David  Platts,  of  said  place.     Witness — Daniel  Bishop.         Lib.  22,  p.  56. 

1778,  Nov.  7.  Bishop,  David,  of  Woodbridge  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  The  20  acres  that  joins  John  Tucker  to  be  sold.  Son, 
Moses,  the  rest  of  lands,  when  he  is  22.  Wife,  Esther,  use  of  lands 
and  moveable  estate,  in  order  to  bring  up  children,  till  the  youngest 
is  10  years  of  age.  At  marriage,  or  death  of  wife,  the  moveable  estate 
to  be  given  to  my  daughters,  except  Margret  and  Mary.  Executors — 
my  brothers-in-law,  Daniel  Marsh  and  Henry  Marsh.  Witnesses — 
Samuel   Jaques,   Jesse  Brooks,   James  Baley.      Proved   Dec.   4,    1778. 

Lib.  20,  p.  135. 

1779,  Feb.  19.  Bishop,  Ebenezer,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  a  cow  and  bed.  Son,  James,  £10.  Wife  to  have 
use  of  plantation  and  moveable  estate,  to  bring  up  my  children,  and 
when  the  youngest  sons  are  21,  the  Executors  are  to  sell  the  lands, 
and  the  money  to  be  given  to  my  4  sons  and  2  daughters,  James, 
Stuart,  Moses,  Aaron,  Hannah  and  Elizabeth  Bishop.  Executors — 
wife,  Mary,  and  my  son,  James.  Witnesses — George  Ailsworth,  Moses 
Bishop,  David  Crow.     Proved  April  1,   1779. 

1779,  Sept.  3.  Inventory,  £1,615.12.6,  made  by  Reuben  Ayers  and 
Phinehas  Potter.  Lib.   21,  p.   57. 

1778,  Aug.  23.  Bishop,  James,  Jr.,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  bed.  Brothers,  Shotwell  Bishop  and  Moses 
Bishop,  £30  each.  Nephew,  Henry  Freeman,  son  of  my  sister,  Lydia 
Freeman,  shoe  buckles.  Nephew,  Frazer  Bishop,  son  of  my  brother 
John,  deceased,  shoe  buckles.  Real  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money 
to  be  given  to  my  brother  Shotwell,  brother  Moses,  to  Henry  and 
Elizabeth  Freeman,  children  of  my  sister,  Lydia  Freeman,  and  to 
nephews,  Frazer  and  Hannah  Bishop  and  Elizabeth  Bishop,  children 
of  my  brother  John,  deceased.  Executors — friends,  Benjamin  Shot- 
well  and  James  Bonney.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Wilson,  Robert  Stan- 
berugh.  Freeman  Smith.     Proved  Oct.  27,  1778. 

1778,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  made  by  Freeman  Smith  and  Robert  Stan- 
brough.  Lib.   20,   p.   129. 

1778,  Oct.  1.  Bishop,  James,  Sr.,  of  W^oodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  such  household  stuff  as  she  shall  choose.  Grandson,  Fraze 
Bishop,  £5,  in  title  of  his  father's  birthright.  To  my  granddaughter, 
Hannah  Bishop,  £10.  To  my  granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Bishop,  £5. 
Daughter,  Alidia,  £30,  and  to  each  of  her  children,  Henry  and  Eliza- 
beth, £5.  Son,  Shotwell  Bishop,  48  acres  of  land  on  the  east  side  of 
my  land.  Son,  Moses,  the  rest  of  my  land.  Rest  of  estate  to  my 
sons,  Shotwell  and  Moses.  Executors — sons,  Shotwell  and  Moses,  and 
my  cousin,  James  Bishop.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Wilson,  David  Tharp, 
Aaron   Bishop.      Proved  Oct.   28,   1778. 

1778,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £725.9.6,  made  by  James  Bonney  and  John 
Shaw.  Lib.  20,  p.  133. 


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1776,  Dec.  26.  Bishop,  John,  of  Woodbridg-e,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  £5,  and  all  that  she  had  when  I  married  her.  Son, 
Prazee,  £125.  Real  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  divided 
among-  my  children,  Hannah,  Elizabeth  and  Frazee,  and  to  be  paid 
to  my  daughters  when  they  are  18,  and  to  my  son  when  21.  Execu- 
tors— friends,  James  Bishop,  Jr..  and  James  Bonney.  Proved  Feb. 
23,    1778. 

1777,  Jan.  6.  Inventory  (Names  of  appraisers  not  given;  no  amount 
mentioned).  Lib.   18,   p.   631. 

1772,  Oct.  15.  Bishop,  Joseph,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Ann 
Bishop.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Nicholson  and  Thomas  Folwell;  all 
of  said  Co. 

1772,  Oct.  12.  Inventory,  £383.6.0,  made  by  James  Tyler  and  Thomas 
Folwell.  Lib.   14,  p.  510. 

1775,  Sept.  12.  Bishop,  Moses,  of  Boroug-h  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  James,  20  shilling-s.  Wife,  Catharine,  all  my  estate, 
and  she  is  to  bring-  up  my  children.  Executrix — wife,  Catharine. 
"Witnesses — Samuel  Meeker,  John  Meeker,  Ann  Meeker.  Proved  Feb. 
10,   1776. 

1775,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £124.18.4,  made  by  Henry  Marsh,  of  Wood- 
bridge,  Middlesex  Co.,  and  Daniel  Skinner,  of  said  Borough. 

Lib.   M,   p.    4. 

1778,  May  26.  Bishop,  Samuel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Bishop.  Fellowbondsman — Reuben  Ludlam;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Hannah   Campbell   and   Hance   Petersen. 

1778,  May  26.  Inventory,  £105.15.3,  made  by  Hance  Peterson  and 
Thomas  Campbell.  Lib.   22,   p.    41. 

1775,  March  12.  Bishop,  Thomas,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester, 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate.  I 
order  my  Executors  to  sue  for  and  recover  the  leg-acies  left  to  my 
wife  by  her  grandfather,  William  Troth,  and  her  father,  William 
Garwood,  which,  by  their  wills,  amounts  to  £50,  and  they  are  to 
secure  the  piece  of  vacant  land  joining  Joseph  Garwood,  in  Burling- 
ton Co.,  which  I  got  John  Stokes  to  survey  for  me  last  inonth,  and 
that  they  sell  the  same.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  friends, 
Isaac  Tomlinson  and  Benjamin  Pitfleld.  Witnesses — Jeremiah  Chew, 
Grace  Pitfleld,  Jonathan  Williams.    Proved  May  6,  1775.    Lib.  17,  p.  137. 

1778,  July  15.  Bisset,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas 
Stilwell.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Neilson;  both  of  South  Amboy, 
said  Co. 

1778,  June  15.  Renunciation  by  Jennet  Bisset,  in  favor  of  Thomas 
Stillwell,  "on  the  estate  of  my  husband,  as  I  do  not  think  myself 
capable,  being  but  a  lame,  weakly  person."     Witness — Samuel  Neilson. 

1778,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £134. 3<8,  made  by  John  Johnston  and  Luke 
Glover.  I/.o.    20,    p.    2. 

1777,  Jan.  1.5.  Bittle,  William,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Deborah,  plantation  in  W^ool- 
wich,  Gloucester  Co.,  joining  lands  of  Joseph  Applin  and  William 
Guest,  and  contains  130  acres;  also  3  acres  of  meadow  on  Raccoon 
Creek,   joining  to   Isaac   Justice   and   James  Mathews.      Son,   William, 


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the  rest  of  my  lands  in  Salem  Co.,  and,  if  he  die  before  he  is  of  age, 
then  the  lands  to  go  to  my  daughter,  Deborah's  children.  Wife,  Ruth, 
l^  the  rents  of  the  lands,  till  William  is  21;  then  she  is  to  have  £10 
yearly,  7  to  be  paid  by  William,  and  3  by  Henry  Siddens.  Executors 
— son,  William,  my  son-in-law,  Henry  Siddens,  and  George  Peterson. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Savoy,  John  Savoy,  James  Elliott.  Proved  Jan.  30, 
1777. 

1777,  Jan.  28.  Inventory,  £510.5.3,  made  by  John  Helms  and  John 
Blttle.  Lib.  18,  p.  110. 

Blttle  William  (see  William  Beetle). 

1778,  March  20.  Blackford,  Daniel,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  To  my  wife,  all  her  apparel,  and  all  she  brought  with  her 
when  I  married  her,  and  £150.  Daughter,  Margret,  £10.  Son,  Daniel, 
rest  of  real  and  personal  estate,  but  my  son,  Joseph,  is  to  be  allowed 
%.  Executors- — sons,  Daniel  and  Joseph.  Witnesses — Tobias  Van 
Norden,  Jr.,  Benjamin  Blackford,  Elias  V.  Court.  Proved  Oct.  19, 
1778.  Lib.   20,  p.   137. 

1770,  IVov.  1.  Blacltwell,  Robert,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  son 
of  Robert  Blackwell;  will  of.  To  John  Blackwell,  the  son  of  Frances 
Blackwell,  £5.  Brother,  Jacob  Blackwell,  all  my  land  I  had  by  will 
of  my  father,  50  acres  of  clear  land,  lying  the  southeast  corner  of 
Jacob  Blackwell's  land,  and  V2  the  woodland  belonging  to  the  said 
plantation  which  we  live  on  and  undivided.  Executors — Azariah  Hunt 
and  Samuel  Titus.  Witnesses — Daniel  Drake,  Thomas  Smith,  Joseph 
Titus.     Proved  April  14,  1777. 

1777,  April  14.  Inventory,  £122.6.0,  made  by  Daniel  Drake  and 
Thomas  Smith.  Lib.   18,  p.  284. 

1773,  July  6.  Blaclcwell,  Robert,  of  Kingwood  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Blackwell,  of  Hopewell  Township.  Fellow^- 
bondsman — Philip  Titus,  of  Kingwood  Township;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Richard  Opdycke. 

1773,  July  5.  Inventory,  £104.19.10,  made  by  Richard  Opdycke  and 
Francis  Tomlinson.  Lib.  14,  p.   534. 

1777,  Feb.  18.  Blacliwell,  Thomas,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Susanah,  household  goods.  Son,  John,  £100.  Daughters, 
Susanah,  Jerushea  and  Amy,  £40  each.  Sons,  Andrew,  Jacob  and  Ben- 
jamin, rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — sons,  John,  Andrew,  Jacob  and 
Benjamin.  Witnesses — Nathan  Drake.  Charles  Drake,  Gideon  De- 
Camp.     Proved  April   14,   1777. 

1777,  April  14.  Inventory,  £544.8.7,  made  by  William  Bryant  and 
John  Vankirk. 

1790,  June  5.  Account  by  Executors.  Paid  Isaac  Dunn,  his  wife's 
legacy,  £40.  Paid  Henry  Drake,  his  wife's  legacy,  £40.  Paid  Amy 
Blackwell,  her  legacy,  £40.  Lib.  18,  p.  281. 

1772,  May  21.  BlacliTvood,  Hugh,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Town- 
ship, Salem  Co.,  clothier;  will  of.  Wife,  Kerenhappuck,  to  have  sev- 
eral goods  and  a  horse.  Son,  John,  the  house,  fulling  mill,  work 
shops  and  all  tools,  for  carrying  on  the  fulling  business,  and  the 
plantation  I  live  on,  it  being  composed  of  4  tracts,  viz.,  100  acres 
that  I  bought  of  John  Thompson,  100  acres  of  Langhorne  Biles,   100 


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acres  of  Samuel  Purviance,  and  16  acres  of  William  Oakford;  he 
paying  to  my  younger  sons,  Samuel  and  Joseph,  £300.  Son,  Samuel, 
74  acres  at  Cedar  Run,  which  I  bought  of  Benjamin  Holmes;  also  185 
acres,  joining  the  74,  and  being  part  of  200  acres  which  I  bought  of 
Joseph  Snethen;  also  25  acres  of  swamp  which  I  bought  of  Joseph 
Snethen.  Son,  Joseph,  the  rest  of  the  land  I  bought  of  Joseph  Sneth- 
en; also  155  acres  in  2  lots,  which  I  bought  of  Benjamin  Holme. 
Daughter,  Jane,  £10.  Daughter  Kerenhappuck,  £10.  Daughters,  Jane, 
Elizabeth,  Sarah  and  Kerenhappuck,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Execu- 
tors— son,  John,  and  iny  nephew,  Samuel  Blackwood.  Witnesses — 
Jacob  House,  William  Rankins,  Jeremiah  Snethen.  Proved  Sept.  13, 
1773.  Lib.  16,  p.  291. 

1775,  March  10.  BlackvFood,  Margaret,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r^ — Joseph  Blackwood.  Fellowbondsman — John  Barnes;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  15,   p.  528. 

1774,  May  12.  Blackwood,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Abigail  Blackwood,  widow  of  said  deceased.  Fellowbondsmen — Grif- 
fith Morgan  and  Joseph  Clement;   both  of  Woodbury,   said  Co. 

1774,  May  2.  Inventory,  £2,672.18.11,  made  by  Robert  Friend  Price 
and  Joshua  Lord.  Lib.   15,  p.  525. 

1773,  June  12.  Blauw,  Barbaril  and  Catherine,  of  Bergen  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Cornelius  Blauw,  of  said  Co.  Guardian — John  Demarest, 
of  Hackensack,  said  Co.  File  1006  B. 

1777,  April  24.  Blaw,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife 
to  have  some  goods,  and  Michel  and  John  to  find  their  mother  a  cow. 
Son,  Michel  and  John,  the  middle  part  of  my  plantation.  Son,  Cunel- 
ous,  the  east  end  of  the  plantation.  Son,  Lambart,  the  west  end. 
Daughter,  Phinilphia,  £50,  but  if  she  marry  to  John  Stout  [or]  John 
Taylor,  I  cut  her  off  with  nothing.  Executors — Hendrick  Salter,  of 
Somerset,  and  John  Stout,  of  Hopewell.  Witnesses — John  Sartore, 
Benijah  Stout,  John  Hyde.     Proved  March  18,   1778. 

1778,  March  17.  Inventory,  £410.5.0,  made  by  Gilbert  Lane  and  John 
Sutphen.  Lib.  20,  p.  101. 

1772,  Feb.  4.  Blew,  Cornelius,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mar- 
garet Blew,  widow  of  said  Cornelius.  Fellowbondsman — Jacobus 
Lake;  both  of  Western  Precinct,  said  Co.  Witness — Jonathan  Bald- 
win. Lib.  K,  p.  380. 

1769,  Feb.  17.  Bliszard,  Benjamin,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John,  the  plantation  I  have  given  him  by  deed. 
Son,  James,  the  plantation  I  have  given  him  by  deed.  Son,  Thomas, 
the  land  I  gave  him  by  deed.  Son,  Levi,  the  plantation  that  I  live  on. 
Daughter,  Pheby,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Ann.  5  shillings.  Son,  Levi, 
rest  of  estate.  Executor — son,  Levi.  "Witnesses — Gideon  Heaton, 
Christopher  Foster,  Thomas  Heaton.     Proved  Feb.   26.   1771. 

Inventory,   £138.16.6.  Lib.   14,   p.   379. 

1777,  March  13.  Blizard,  Levi,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  use  of  my  plantation,  while  my  widow.  Daughter, 
Reuhamy,  1/2  of  said  plantation,  if  she  lives  to  be  of  lawful  age,  but, 
If  not,  then  to  Ziba  Blizard,  son  of  my  brother,  James.     If  he  should 


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not  arrive  to  lawful  age,  then  the  plantation  to  be  sold  and  the  money 
to  be  divided  between  Irana  Blizard,  daughter  of  James  Blizard; 
Elizabeth  Blizard,  daughter  of  John  Blizard;  and  Daniel  Blizard,  son 
of  Thomas  Blizard.  The  other  y^  of  the  plantation  I  give  to  my  wife. 
Executors — wife,  Theodosha,  and  Hosea  Shepherd.  Witnesses — Tem- 
perance Shepherd,  Elizabeth  Shepherd,  Levi  Heaton.  Proved  June 
17,    1777. 

1777,  March  26.  Inventory,  £84.8.9,  made  by  William  Dalles  and 
John  Robbins.  Lib.   18,   p.   510. 

1774,  April  16.  Blizard,  Tamson,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Richard  Robbins,  of  said  Co.  Guardian — Joseph  Savage.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Enoch  Stillwell;  both  of  Cape  May  Co.  W^itness — 
Hance  Peterson.  Lib.   15,  p.  529. 

1775,  July  1.  Bloodg^ood,  Gach,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x  —  Hannah  Bloodgood.  Pellowbondsman  —  Aaron  Bloodgood; 
both  of  said  place. 

1775,  July  12.  Inventory,  made  by  Samuel  Parker  and  George 
Herriot.  Lib.    M,    p.    32. 

1778,  Feb.  21.  Bloodgood,  Moses,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman.  Int.  Adm'x  —  Isabel  Bloodgood.  Pellowbondsman  —  John 
Hampton,  yeoman;  both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  May  5.  Inventory,  £157.8.6,  made  by  Ellis  Bloomfleld  and 
Stephen  Carman;   both  of  Woodbridge.  Lib.   16,   p.   521. 

1768,  Feb.  18.  Bloomfleld,  Benjamin,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  William,  £5.  Son,  Ezekiel,  rest  of  real 
and  personal  estate,  and  he  is  to  take  all  prudent  care  of  his  delirious 
brother,  William,  above  mentioned.  Daughter,  Phebe  Bateman,  £25. 
Daughter,  Mary  Bloomfleld,  £25.  Granddaughter,  Susanna  Bloomfleld, 
£5,  when  18.  Grandson,  John  Bloomfleld,  £5,  when  21.  Grandson, 
James  Bloomfleld,  £5,  when  21.  If  my  son,  William,  should  be  restored 
to  his  right  reason,  then  I  give  him  my  home  place,  which  I  had  of 
my  brother,  Timothy  Bloomfleld,  and  he  to  give  back  to  my  son 
Ezekiel  all  that  he  has  spent  on  his  account.  Executors — son,  Ezekiel, 
and  George  Herriot.  Witnesses — George  Everson,  Joseph  Bloomfleld, 
Moses  Bloomfleld.      Proved  June   15,   1772.  Lib.   K,   p.   470. 

1777,  Aug.  11.  Bloomfleld,  .Jonathan,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Samuel  Bloomfleld,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward,  having  real 
estate,  makes  choice  of  Ebenezer  Ford  as  his  Guardian. 

1777,  Aug.  11.  Guardian — Ebenezer  Ford.  Fellowbondsmen — Benja- 
min Enyard  and  John  Conger;  all  of  Somerset  Co.  Witnesses — Daniel 
Hampton  and  Henry  Alward.  Lib.   18,  p.   621. 

1773,  Aug.  17.  Bloomfleld,  Mary,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Asa  Hubbell.  Pellowbondsman — Samuel  Elston;  both  of  said 
place.  Lib.  K,  p.  451. 

1777,  June  27.  Bloomfleld,  Samuel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. 
Inventory,  £488.15.10,  made  by  Henry  Alward  and  John  Conger.  The 
said  Inventory  includes  10  acres  of  land  where  the  house  stands,  £100, 
and  10  acres  of  salt  meadow,  £50.     Ebenezer  Foord,  Guardian  of  Jona- 


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than  Bloomfield,  son  of  Samuel  Bloomfleld,  deceased,  an  infant  above 
14,  was  sworn  and  said  that  the  above  is  a  true  Inventory.  Sworn 
Nov.  8,  1777.  File  No.  5335  L. 

1780,  March  4.  Bloomfleld,  Sarah,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Timothy  Bloomfleld,  her  son.  Fellowbondsman — Gabriel  Compton; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Abigail  Viall.  Lib.   22,   p.   22. 

1778,  ^o-v.  23.  Bodly,  John,  of  Morris  River  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Elizabeth  Bodly.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Brick; 
both  of  said  place.     Witness — Ruth  Elmer. 

1778,  Jan.  27.  Inventory,  £668.13.7,  made  by  Joshua  Brick  and 
William  Aulls. 

1780,  July  24.  Account  by  Adm'x.  Paid  Samuel  Leak,  attorney, 
£1.5.0.  Lib.  16,  p.  523;  Lib.   24,  p.  172. 

1779,  Nov.  2.  Bogart,  Gisbert,  of  Bridgewater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Petrous  Nevius  and  Bergon  Brokaw.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Henry  Van  Middleswart;  all  of  said  Co.  Witness — Thomas 
Peterson. 

1779,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  made  by  Abraham  Ten  Eick,  Peter  Dumont 
and  Henry  Van  Middleswart. 

1780,  Jan.  27.  "We  are  desired  by  Bergun  Brokaw,  Guardian  of  an 
infant  child  of  Gisbert  Bogert,  to  appraise  a  farm  of  306  acres,  which 
we  value  at  £30  per  acre — £9,180."  Signed  by  Matthew  Ten  Eick  and 
Jacob  Ten  Eick.  Lib.   22,   p.   22. 

1777,  May  15.  Boggart,  Jacob,  of  Bridgwater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Gisbert  Bogart,  land  where  I  live,  he  paying 
the  legacies.  Wife,  Catherine,  %  the  profits  of  said  farm.  Son,  John, 
£600.  Daughters,  Sarah,  the  Avife  of  Andris  Midleswart,  Mary  and 
Catherine,  my  moveable  estate.  Grandson,  Jacob  Bogert,  a  mare. 
Executors — friend,  Henry  Van  Midleswart,  and  my  sons,  Gisbert  and 
John.  Witnesses — Harmen  Lane,  Gisbert  Bogart,  Mary  Low  Bodine. 
Proved  Dec.  22,   1777.  Lib.  18,  p.   633. 

1771,  June  10.  Bogeart,  Cornelius,  of  Bedminster  Township,  Somer- 
set Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Catherine,  my  household  goods  and  use  of  real 
estate.  To  my  w^ife's  grandson,  Cornelius  Vanest  Bogeart,  the  son  of 
Peter  Vanest,  all  my  estate  after  death  of  my  wife,  if  he  is  21;  but 
if  he  die  before  that  age,  then  estate  is  to  be  divided  among  the  sur- 
viving children  of  said  Peter  Vanest,  and  the  other  part  to  Cornelius 
Bogeart,  son  of  my  brother,  Isaac  Bogeart,  in  Lebanon,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Executors — wife,  Catharine,  said  Peter  Vanest  and  John  Vorhise. 
Witnesses — John  Teeple,  Alexander  McEowen,  Richard  McDonald. 
Proved  Sept.  17,  1771.  Lib.  20,  p.  310. 

1773,  May  4.  Bogert,  Cattrine,  of  Bridgwater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  Cornelius  Vanneste,  eldest  son  of  my  daughter,  Cattrine 
Vanneste,  my  negro  boy.  Daughter,  Cattrine,  my  negro  girl,  Philus. 
Rest  of  my  estate  to  my  son,  Barnardus  Vanneste,  daughter,  Mary 
Gorden,  daughter,  Cattrine  Vanneste,  and  the  said  Cornelius  Van- 
neste. Executors — son-in-law,  Peter  Vanneste,  and  John  Voorhees. 
Witnesses — Susanah  Cassaart,  John  Brokaw,  Jr.,  Peter  Ween.  Proved 
Aug.   12,   1773. 


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1773,  June  25.  Inventory,  made  by  Aurie  Lane,  John  Brokaw,  Jr., 
and  Abraham  Ten   Eyck.  Lib.   L,   p.   53. 

1780,  Jan.  29.  Bogert,  Jacob,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Glsbert 
Bogert,  of  said  Co.,  deceased,  and  grandson  of  Bergon  Brolcaw,  Sr. 
Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  Bergon  Brokaw,  Jr.,  farmer,  as  his 
Guardian. 

1780,  Jan.  29.  Guardian — Bergon  Brokaw,  Jr.  Pellowbondsmen — 
Berg-on  Brokaw,  Sr.,  and  Jacob  Ten  Eyk ;  all  of  said  Co.    Lib.  22,  p.  62. 

1777,  Sept.  1.  Robert,  Luykes,  of  Franklins  Town,  Berg-en  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Rachel,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  but  60  acres  excepted, 
w^hich  I  leave  to  my  son,  Cornelius,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  his  sisters, 
£30.  Son,  Cobis,  all  my  plantation,  except  that  part  given  to  my  son, 
Cornelius.  Son,  Cobes,  has  had  a  mare  and  2  colts.  Children,  Cor- 
nelius Bogert,  Lisabeth,  Niltie,  Trientie,  Antie,  Cobes,  Rachel  and 
Willimtie,  my  personal  estate.  Executors  —  Cobes  S.  Bogert  and 
Abraham  AVestervelt.  Witnesses — John  J.  Post,  Peter  "Van  Allen, 
Roelef  Westervelt.     Proved  Nov.   10,   1780. 

1780,  Nov.  10.  Inventory,  £526.11.6,  made  by  John  J.  Post  and  Roelef 
Westervelt.  Lib.  22,  p.  277. 

1774,  March  30.  Boice,  Cornelius,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Combs,  of  said  Co.  Pellowbondsman — John  Clark,  of  Freehold, 
Monmouth  Co. 

1774,  March  29.  Renunciation  by  Hannah  Boice,  the  widow  of  said 
Cornelius  Boice,  in  favor  of  her  father,  John  Combs.  Witness — Jona- 
than Combs. 

1774,  March  12.     Inventory,   made  by  John  Tice   and  Jacob  Suidara. 

Lib.  L,  p.  155. 

1779,  March  4.  Boice,  George,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Jacob  Boice,  20  shillings  as  his  birthright.  Son,  George,  my 
house  and  lot  where  I  live.  Daughter,  Lidda  Boice,  six  silver  tea- 
spoons. Wife,  Lidda,  cuppoard  and  bed,  and  other  goods.  Daughter, 
Lidda,  the  rest  of  the  goods.  If  my  son,  George,  die  before  he  is  of 
age,  then  the  house  and  lot  I  give  to  my  daughter,  Lidda.  Wife  to 
have  possession  of  house  and  lot,  to  bring  up  the  children.  Executors 
— friends,  Richard  Holton  and  Christianus  Lupardus,  both  of  Piscata- 
way. Witnesses — Jacob  Randolph,  Jeremiah  Blackford,  John  Runyon. 
Proved  April  6,  1779. 

1779,  April  1.  Inventory,  £601.2.6,  made  by  Samuel  Drake  and  Joseph 
Drake.  Lib.   21,   p.   230. 

1771,  Dec.  27.  Bolmer,  Albert,  of  Bridgwater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  David,  £5,  when  21.  Rest  of  personal  and  real 
estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  used  to  bring  up  my  children, 
and,  if  any  is  left,  to  be  given  to  them.  Executors — brother,  Robert 
Bolmer,  and  friends,  Roelof  Sebring  and  James  Castner.  Witnesses — 
Denes  Tuneson,  Cornelious  Tunison,  Peter  Yatman.  Proved  March 
2,  1772. 

1772,  Feb.  11.     Inventory,  made  by  George  Roland  and  John  Sebring. 

Lib.  K,  p.  439. 

1766,  May  30.  Bolmer,  Mary,  of  Bridgwater,  Somerset  Co.,  widow; 
will    of.      Son,    Albert    Bolmer,    my    loom.      Surviving    daughters,    my 


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apparel.  Grandchild,  Williantic  Clauson,  smoothing  irons.  Of  the 
rest  of  my  estate,  I  give  1/5  to  my  grandchildren,  the  daughters  of 
my  son-in-law,  John  Fausey,  provided  they  lend  the  household  goods 
to  their  father  and  mother  during  their  lifetime;  and  1/5  to  my 
daughter,  Rozina  Albright;  and  1/5  to  my  daughter,  Merlane  Tits- 
worth;  and  1/5  to  my  daughter,  Jane  Compton;  and  my  Executors 
are  to  keep  1/5,  and  give  it  to  my  grandchild,  Anne  Wilson,  at  her 
marriage,  or  when  she  is  21;  but,  if  she  die,  then  my  Executors  to 
buy  clothing  and  give  them  to  my  daughter,  Elizabeth.  Executors — 
son,  Robert  Bolmer,  and  Roelof  Sebring.  Witnesses — Abraham  Bol- 
mer,  Sarah  Bolmer,  Roelof  Sebring.     Proved  Oct.  5,   1771. 

1771,  May  17.  Inventory,  made  by  George  Roland,  Jr.,  and  John 
Sebring.  Lib.  K.  p.  397. 

1778,  Augr*  14.     Bond,  Amy.     Account  by  Ephraim  Foster,  Executor. 

Lib.   18,   p.   691. 

1779,  Oct.  7.  Bond,  is>amnel,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William 
Bond.     Fellowbondsman — Seth  Raymond;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.   22,   p.   12. 

1772,  April  9.  Bonnel,  Henry,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Prudence,  £30, 
and  the  rest  of  the  money  to  be  used  to  bring  up  my  children.  Sons, 
Abner  and  Henry,  to  be  bound  out  to  trades,  when  they  are  old 
enough.  Executors — Daniel  Wade  and  Elias  Whitehead,  my  2  broth- 
er-in-laws. Witnesses — Timothy  Whitehead,  Sarah  Whitehead,  Jo- 
anna Whitehead.      Proved   Aug.   9,    1777.  Lib.    19,    p.    181. 

1777,  Aug.  19.  Bonnel,  Sinesey,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Puah,  to  have  £35,  and  grain,  livestock  and  fire  wood, 
and  she  shall  have  the  use  of  my  part  of  the  plantation  till  sold,  and 
then  the  use  of  the  money  to  bring  up  the  children.  All  lands  to  be 
sold  after  the  death  of  my  mother,  Sarah  Bonnell.  Daughters — Rachel 
Bonnell,  Lois  Bonnell,  and  Phebe  Bonnel,  the  money  that  remains, 
when  they  are  18.  Executors— wife,  Puah,  and  my  friend,  Elias 
Whitehead.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Halt,  Solomon  Line,  Sarah  Cambel. 
Proved  March  11,   1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  276. 

1777,  July  18.     Bonny,  Benjamin,  of  Bridgewater  Township,   Somer- 
set Co.     Int.     Adm'r — James  Bonny.     Fellowbondsman — John  Tucker. 
1777,  July  21.     Inventory.  Lib.   18,   p.   607. 

1775,  Marcli  20.  Boon,  Peter,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  To 
Deborah  Stonmet,  the  daughter  of  George  and  Ann  Stonmet,  when  she 
is  18,  £50.  To  Able  Dalbow,  son  of  Israel  and  Gartrey  Dalbow,  when 
he  is  21,  £100.  Brother,  Cornelius  Boon,  £5.  Sister,  Gartrey  Dalbow, 
£5.  Sister,  Catherine  Helms,  £10.  Nephews,  Peter  and  Andrew  Boon, 
sons  of  Cornelius  and  Rachel  Boon,  when  they  are  21,  all  my  lands. 
Executors — Cornelius  Boon  and  Andrew  Helms.     Proved  Nov.  5,   1780. 

1780,  Oct.  11.  Inventory,  £4,398.0.6,  made  by  Edward  Roberts  and 
Thomas  Carney,   Jr.  Lib.    23,   p.    354. 

1777,  Aprli  8.  Bordail,  John,  of  Woolwich,  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
To  Jonathan  Russel,  my  bed  and  horse.     To  James  Russel,  my  apparel. 


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and  the  apparel  of  my  former  wife's.  To  Catren  Kille,  spoons.  To 
Hannah  Russel,  a  cloak.  To  Ann  Russel,  a  looking  glass.  To  James 
Russel,  the  rest  of  my  goods.  Executor — Jacob  Jones.  Jacob  Jones, 
the  intended  Executor,  says  that  the  foregoing  is  the  will  of  John 
Bordall,  and  that  he  read  the  same  to  him,  and  he  said  he  was  satis- 
fled,  the  will  having  no  witnesses,  and  being  not  signed  by  the  Tes- 
tator.    Dated  April  14',   1777. 

1777,  April  14.  Adm'r — James  Russel.  Pellowbondsman — Jacob 
Jones;  both  of  Woolwich  Township,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeomen.  "Whereas 
John  Bordail  died  intestate  as  appears  by  the  will  hereunto  annexed, 
and  the  testimony  of  the  above  named  Jacob  Jones,  the  intended 
Executor."  Lib.   18,   p.   275. 

1770,  Aug.  !•  Bor«len,  James,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  My  upper  plantation,  which  did  belong  to  my 
brother,  Benjamin,  to  be  sold;  also  the  meadow  that  lies  on  Ran- 
cokas  Creek.  Wife,  Jane,  £150,  and  use  of  plantation  where  I  dwell, 
till  my  son,  Jacob,  is  21.  Son,  Jacob,  to  have  said  plantation,  when 
21.  Son,  Asa,  50  acres,  to  be  taken  off  of  my  plantation,  adjoining 
the  plantation  that  was  my  brother  Benjamin's.  Daughter,  Abigaill, 
£60,  when  she  is  18.  Children,  Mary  Borden,  James  Borden  and  Will- 
iam Borden,  £60  each.  Sons,  James  and  William,  to  be  put  to  trades. 
Executors — wife,  Jane,  and  my  friends,  John  Cox  and  John  Clark. 
Witnesses  —  Thomas  Talman,  Alexander  Ross,  Edward  Thomas. 
Proved  Oct.  25,  1771. 

1771,  Oct.  11.  Inventory,  £262.7.0,  made  by  Joshua  Bispham  and 
Jacob  Hollinshead. 

1784,  April  12.  Account,  made  by  John  Cox  and  John  Clark,  acting 
Executors.  File  No.  8853  C;  Lib.  25,  p.  543. 

1776,  Dec.  12.  Borden,  James,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Job,  20  shillings,  when  he  is  21.  Sons,  John 
and  Richard,  the  rest;  and  they  are  to  have  trades,  and  be  in  the 
care  of  my  brother,  Richard  Borden.  Executor — brother,  Richard 
Borden.  Witnesses  —  Joseph  Brackney,  William  Hackney,  John 
George.     Proved  Jan.  2,   1777. 

1776,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £365.16.10,  made  by  Joseph  Hackney  and 
Joseph  Brackney.  Lib.    18,    p.    47. 

1768,  April  28.  Borden,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.;  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  her  choice  of  goods,  3  cows  and  fire 
wood.  Eldest  son,  John,  15  acres  of  land  off  the  northwest  corner 
of  my  plantation,  that  joins  to  Josiah  Parker's  land.  Son,  Joel,  the 
rest  of  my  land,  and  the  grist  mill.  Daughter,  Mary,  the  wife  of 
Samuel  Pintard,  £30,  which  she  hath  had.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  the 
wife  of  John  Corlies,  £35.  Daughter,  Anna,  £35.  Daughters,  Jane 
and  Hannah,  £35  to  each.  The  last  3  daughters  are  single.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Elizabeth,  and  sons,  John  and  Joel.  Witnesses — Thomas 
Hewlitt,   Miln  Parker,  Benjamin  Walcott.     Proved  May  9,   1772. 

Lib.  K,   p.   438. 

1773,  March  15.  Borden,  Jonathan,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Richard  Borden,  of  Evesham  Township,  farmer.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas  Paxson,  of  Northampton  Township.  Renuncia- 
tion, made  by  Rebeckah  Burdin,  the  widow,  in  favor  of  her  eon, 
Richard  Borden.     Witness — Micajah  Willets. 


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1773,  March  16.  Inventory,  £14.14.3,  made  by  Micajah  Willets  and 
Joseph  Eayre. 

1773,  Sept.  14.     Account  made  by  Adm'r. 

1774,  Sept.  27.  Account  made  by  Adm'r.  Includes  "Going-  to  Coles 
Town  to  dig-  the  grave,  £0.7.6."  Lib.  14,  p.  518;  Lib.  15,  p.  499. 

1777,  Feb.  2.  Borton,  Abraham,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Uriah,  my  200  acres  in  Gloucester  Co.,  joining-  my  brother, 
Isaac  Borton.  Son,  Joseph,  my  plantation  where  Joseph  Willets  lives, 
of  50  acres,  joining  lands  of  Edward  Darnel,  John  Borton  and  others. 
Son,  Robert,  the  lower  end  of  the  plantation  where  I  live,  and  to  join 
Jacobeses  Creek,  Peter  Parker,  John  Parker,  Rancocas  Creek  and 
Joshua  Borton,  to  contain  180  acres,  except  Vz  acre  sold  to  Andrew 
Conarrow.  Son,  Abraham,  the  rest  of  my  plantation,  and  he  is  to 
pay  £10  to  each  of  my  sons,  Joseph,  Robert  and  Uriah,  as  they  are  21. 
Sons,  Abraham,  Joseph  and  Robert,  my  cedar  swamp  in  a  branch  of 
Little  Egg  Harbor  river,  called  the  Green  Limb.  Son,  Uriah,  £100, 
when  21.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Thomas,  £10.  Wife,  Rachel,  and  my 
daughter,  Rachel  Borton,  the  rest  of  my  personal  estate.  Executors — 
wife,  Rachel,  and  my  friends,  William  Rogers  and  Robert  Engle. 
Witnesses — Joshua  Lippincott,  Benjamin  Haines,  Isaac  Evans.  Proved 
May  14,   1777. 

1777,  April  11.  Inventory,  £863.3.11,  made  by  Enoch  Roberts  and 
Benjamin  Haines.  Lib.   18,   p.   266. 

1770,  July  27.  Borton,  William,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Martha  Borton.  Fellowbondsman — Noah  Garwood;  both  of 
said  Co. 

1779,  July  20.  Inventory,  £647.4.5,  made  by  Edward  Darnel  and 
Noah  Garwood.  Lib.  22,  p.  30. 

1776,  May  1.  Bo'ven,  E^nocli,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Mason  Bowen,  55  acres,  being  part  of  the  plantation  on  which  I 
live,  and  he  is  to  take  the  same  adjoining  to  Daniel  Bateman,  that 
being  the  southern  boundary,  and  the  highway  which  goes  between 
my  houses  to  be  the  western  boundary,  and  it  is  to  be  laid  out  from 
Bateman's  line  along  the  said  highway,  till  it  includes  my  house 
where  Jeremiah  Husted  now  lives,  and  8  rods  northward  of  the  same, 
then  extending  east  with  Bateman's  land.  I  also  give  him  35  acres, 
adjoining  to  Elias  Petty.  Son,  Jerial  Bowen,  during  his  life,  the  rest 
of  my  plantation,  and  the  laiid  on  the  east  side  of  the  highway;  and, 
after  his  death,  to  his  2  sons.  Garrison  and  Henry.  I  also  give  him 
and  his  sons  10  acres  that  join  to  land  formerly  Richard  Townsend's, 
and  also  joins  that  place  which  I  have  given  to  son.  Mason.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary  Bowen,  my  house  on  the  west  side  of  said  highway,  and  % 
of  my  plantation  on  the  same  side,  and  %  of  my  lands  in  swamps. 
Sons,  Noah  and  Levi,  the  rest  of  my  plantation  on  the  -west  side  of 
the  highway,  and  the  rest  of  lands  in  the  swamps.  Granddaughter, 
Jerushe  Helton,  beds,  etc.,  now  in  possession  of  her  mother,  my 
daughter,  Sarah  Helton.  Daughter,  Priscilla's  child,  one  bed  and  one 
cow,  which  my  daughter  is  to  use  during  her  life.  Granddaughter, 
Ruth  Bowen,  daughter  of  my  son  Jerial,  one  cow.  Son,  Henry,  5 
shillings.  Daughter,  Eve  Terry,  £3.  Son,  Enoch,  5  shillings.  Daugh- 
ter, Rachel  Whitecar,  5  shillings.  Son,  Levi,  my  black  breeches. 
Executor — friend,  Timothy  Elmer.  Witnesses — John  Bateman,  Judith 
Bateman,   Theophilus   Elmer.      Proved   May   21.    1776. 


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1776,  May  15.  Inventory,  £54.10.7,  made  by  John  Daniels  and  John 
Bateman. 

1779,  June  14.  Account  by  Executor.  Cash  was  paid  to  John  Bate- 
man, John  Daniels,  David  and  Sarah  Percel,  Jeremiah  Husted,  Jerial 
Bowen,  Levi  Bowen,  Mosie  Jonson,  Hannah  Bowen,  Samuel  Bennet, 
Richard  Whiticar,  Silas  Whiticar,  Levi  Preston,  Job  Davis,  John  Buck 
(Executor  of  Ephraim  Buck),  Jonathan  Bowen,  Jr.,  and  Ezekiel 
Hannah.  Lib.  17,  p.  392;  Lib.  22,  p.   65. 

1777,  Sept.  4.  Bowen,  Bnoch,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Bowen.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Wescot;  both  of 
said   Co.      Witness- — -David   Whitecar. 

1777,  March  5.  Inventory,  £73.0.5,  made  by  Abial  Shaw  and  Richard 
Whitecar. 

1779,  April  6.     Account  by  Adm'x.         Lib.  16,  p.  523;  Lib.  18,  p.  602. 

1780,  March  27.  Bowen,  James,  Jr.,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Rachel  Bowen.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Davis;  both  of  Stow  Creek 
Township,  said  Co.     Witness — Sarah  Davis. 

1780,  March  27.  Inventory,  £1,109.10.0,  made  by  John  Bowen  and 
Isaac  Davis.  Lib.  24,   p.   166. 

1780,  April  12.  Bo-tven,  James,  Sr.,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cum- 
berland Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Walter  Wood  and  Sarah,  his  wife.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Job  Shepherd,  yeoman;  all  of  said  Co. 

1779,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £2,197.12.6,  made  by  Reuben  Jerman  and 
Hug'h  Dunn. 

1781,  April    25.      Account   by   Walter   Wood. 

Lib.    24,    p.    166;    Lib.    24,    p.    172. 

1778,  Dec.  19.  Bowen,  Jeremiah,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Bowen.   Fellowbondsman — Enos  Woodruff;   both  of  said   Co. 

1778,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £456.11.7,  made  by  Moses  Remington  and 
Enos   Woodruff.  Lib.    22,    p.    38. 

1777,  April  15.  Bowen,  Mary,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Enoch  Bowen,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  child  having 
real  and  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  her  brother,  Noah  Bowen, 
as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — Noah  Bowen,  of  said  place.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Jonathan  Fithian,  of  said  Co.     Witness — Mary  Merseilles. 

Lib.   18,   p.   215. 

1779,  Feb.  5.  Bo-wen,  Peleg,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  Elisha  Swiney,  all  my  lands  and  cedar  swamps 
in  N.  J.  Cousin,  Amey  Shepherd,  a  Bible,  etc.,  when  18.  Cousin, 
Martha  Sockwell,  £10,  when  18.  Cousin,  Samuel  Sockwell,  £10,  when 
21.  Executor — brother,  Elisha  Swiney.  Witnesses — Jeremiah  Rob- 
bins,  Phineas  Ayres,  Elnathan  Davis.  I  also  give  to  my  nurse's  son, 
Noah  Read,  6  sheep,  when  of  age.     Proved  Feb.  17,  1779.    Lib.  21,  p.  16. 

1775,  June  24.  Bowen,  Reuben,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Lucy  Bowen,  of  said  place,  widow,  and  David  Bowen, 
of  Hopewell,   said  Co.,  Esquire. 

1775,  June  23.  Inventory,  £34.15.0,  made  by  Ozwell  Sutton  and 
Jacob  Brown.  Lfb.   15,  p.   544. 


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1776,  Oct.  26.  Bowen,  Stephen,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Seth  Bowen.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Fithian; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Norton  Lawrence. 

1776,  Feb.  9.  Inventory,  £4.8.6,  made  by  Elijah  Bowen  and  Jeremiah 
Brooks.  Lib.   18,   p.   53. 

1780,  Feb.  7.  Bowen,  William,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Nehemiah  Bowen.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Davis;  both  of 
said  place,  yeomen.     Witness — John  Burg-in. 

1780,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £598,  made  by  Jonathan  Ayars  and  John 
Burg-in.  Lib.   22,   p.   25. 

1780,  July  18.  Bowers,  Jolia,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.:  will  of.  Son, 
Samuel  Bowers,  £5,  when  21.  Youngest  son,  John,  the  farm  where 
I  live,  of  7  acres,  when  he  is  21.  Only  daughter,  Mary,  such  goods 
as  her  mother  thinks  proper,  when  she  is  18.  Wife,  Catharine,  use 
of  the  said  farm.  Sheep  to  be  sold  and  money  given  to  my  sons, 
Philo,  Jesse  and  Whitemore.  Executors — wife,  Catharine,  and  my 
friends,  John  Ball  and  John  Cobb.  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Hayward, 
John  Osborn,  John  Hayward.     Proved  Nov.  15,  1780.         Lib.  22,  p.  316. 

1780,  Jan.  16.  Bowers,  Michael,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x  —  Sarah  Bowers,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen  —  Thomas 
Sparks  and  Paul  Bowers;  all  of  said  place. 

1780,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £2,099.10.0,  made  by  Thomas  Sparks  and 
Allen  Congleton,  Jr.  Lib.  22,  p.  25. 

1773,  April  27.  Bowlby,  George,  of  Hanover  Township,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Bowlby,  £20,  and  she  is  to  be  supported  by 
my  sons,  John,  Georg-e,  Thomas  and  Edward.  Son,  Georg-e,  the  land 
where  he  lives,  except  2  acres  which  is  for  my  son  Samuel.  Son, 
Thomas,  land  where  I  live.  Sons,  John,  Edward  and  Samuel,  the  rest 
of  my  lands.  Sons,  John,  George,  Thomas,  Edward  and  Samuel,  all 
to  have  the  use  of  the  mill.  Sons,  Charles  and  Richard,  lot  of  land 
in  Roxbury  Township,  at  Fox  Hill,  of  274  acres,  when  they  are  21. 
To  son  John's  eldest  daughter,  Martha,  a  gold  ring  which  I  had  of 
my  sister,  Martha.  Rest  of  moveable  estate  to  my  sons,  John,  Georg-e, 
Thomas,  Edward,  Samuel,  Charles  and  Richard.  Executors — son, 
Edward  Bowlby,  and  Ebenezer  Farrand,  Jr.  Witnesses — John  Van- 
derhooff,  Cornelus  Peer,  Lewis  Stewart.     Proved  Oct.   30,   1773. 

1773,  Nov.  19.  Inventory,  £235.17.0,  made  by  John  Parlaman  and 
Samuel    Barritt.  Lib.    L,    p.    24. 

1774,  Oct.  20.  Bowman,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Joseph  Ellis  and  Joseph  Hugg-;  both  of  said  Co.  Witness — James 
Dillon. 

1774,  Oct.  20.  Renunciation  by  Eleanor  Bowman,  of  Town  of  Glou- 
cester, in  favor  of  Joseph  Ellis  and  Joseph  Hugg.  Lib.  15,  p.  522. 

1774,  March  28.  Bowman,  Thomas,  Jr.,  of  Reading-town,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Ward.  Grandson  of  Thomas  Bowman,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Said  Ward  having-  personal  estate  left  him  by  his  grandfather,  makes 
choice  of  his  father,  Thomas  Bowman,  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — 
Thomas  Bowman,  Sr.  Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Dunham;  both  of 
said  Co.     Witness — Furman   Yard.  Lib.    15,   p.   519. 


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1775,  June  16.  Bowne,  Andrew,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  My  mother  to  have  the  use  of  my  lands  and  moveable  estate 
while  she  is  a  widow.  Then  I  give  all  my  lands  and  rights  of  land 
to  John  Crawford  and  William  Crawford,  sons  of  my  sister,  Cath- 
arine Crawford,  and  each  to  pay  to  their  sister.  Ester  Crawford,  £250. 
I  order  a  headstone,  with  my  age  and  time  of  death  cut  on  it.  Execu- 
tors— William  Crawford,  Robert  Hartshorn  and  Jarritt  Wall,  of 
Mount  Pleasant;  all  of  Middletown.  Witnesses — William  Hendrick- 
son.  Safety  Bowne,  Richard  Crawford.  Proved  Jan.  15,  1776.  Proved 
in  New  York  City,  July  4,  1785,  before  Thomas  Tredwell,  Judge  of 
Probate  Court.  Lib.  M,  p.   10. 

1778,  Aug.  6.  Bo'tvne,  Andrew,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Friend,  Sarah  Robinson,  granddaughter  of  William  Hartshorne, 
at  this  present  time  living  with  Esek  Hartshorne,  my  bed.  To  Mary 
Grover,  daughter  of  Sylvanus  Grover,  the  cherry  chest.  To  Mary 
Robinson,  sister  to  the  said  Sarah  Robinson,  my  desk.  To  Elizabeth 
Robinson,  sister  of  Sarah  and  Mary,  my  trunk.  To  Daniel  Hendrick- 
son,  in  To^wn,  or,  as  it  is  called,  upon  the  Hill,  my  best  Bible.  To 
Robert  Hartshorne,  my  Concordance.  To  Lydia  Morris,  wife  of  Ben- 
jamin, my  Scripture  Dictionary.  To  John  Debow,  books.  Rest  of 
estate  to  Daniel  Hendrickson  and  John  Debow.  Executors — said 
Daniel  Hendrickson  and  John  Debow.  Witnesses — William  Cooper, 
Patrick    Madden,   Andrew   Brannan.      Proved   Jan.    25,    1780. 

1778,  Aug.  18.  Inventory,  £148.11.7,  made  by  Samuel  Bowne  and 
John  Burdge.  Lib.   22,   p.   188. 

1773,  April  26.  Bowne,  Gershom,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Porman.  Fellowbondsman — Denise  Denise;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — William   Taylor,    Surrogate.  Lib.   K,   p.    450. 

1748,  April  28.  Bowne,  John,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  To  be  buried  as  near  the  body  of  my  mother  as  possible.  Only 
son,  Andrew,  land  where  I  live,  that  formerly  was  my  father's,  of 
about  632  acres;  also  my  other  lands  and  rights  of  land.  Daughters, 
Lydia  and  Catharine,  my  personal  estate.  My  wife  is  to  have  the  use 
of  my  lands  and  personal  estate  till  my  children  are  21.  Executors — 
my  brothers,  Obadiah  Bowne  and  Thomas  Bowne,  of  Monmouth  Co., 
and  my  wife,  as  long  as  she  remain  my  widow.  Witnesses — John 
Dorsett,  Hendrick  Vanderbilt,   Jarrett  Wall,  John  Vanbrakle. 

1753,  June  19.  Codicil.  To  daughters,  Lydia  and  Catharine,  all 
my  share  of  a  piece  of  land  to  the  westward  of  Roleph  Cownover's 
land,  that  was  formerly  my  uncle,  Capt.  John  Bowne's.  Executors — 
my  son,  Andrew,  and  my  son-in-law,  James  Grover,  in  the  place  of 
my  brothers,  Obadiah  and  Thomas  Bowne.  Witnesses — Jarret  Wall, 
Ann  Wall,  John  Wall.     Proved  March   8,   1775.  Lib.   L,   p.    169. 

1774,  Jan.  4.  Bo'wne,  Obadiah,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Susannah  Bowne,  all  that  she  brought  with  her  that  is  not 
worn  out,  2  horses,  6  cows  and  a  negro  woman,  Phillis.  Daughter, 
Rachel,  £200,  when  she  is  21.  Son,  James,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  that 
may  be  more  than  enough  to  bring  up  my  children,  when  he  is  21. 
Executors — wife,  Susannah,  and  my  friends,  Esek  Hartshorne  and 
Jonathan  Herbert.  Witnesses — Thomas  Hartshorne,  Comelay  John- 
son, Robert  Hartshorne.     Proved  Jan.  29,  1774. 


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1774,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  made  by  John  Stillwell  and  Nathaniel 
I^eonard.  Lib.   L,   p.   81. 

1773,  Sept.  13.  Bowiie,  Peter,  of  Lower  Freehold  Township,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  To  my  wife  %  of  the  profits  of  my  plantation 
where  I  live,  and  %  of  the  stock.  Son,  Joseph,  all  the  land  now  in 
his  possession,  where  he  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  the  balance  due  from 
me  to  John  Williams,  when  the  affair  respecting-  the  widow's  dower 
shall  be  settled.  Sons,  Jonathan  and  David,  the  farm  where  I  live. 
My  cash  and  bonds  I  give  to  my  2  daughters,  and  my  daughter  Lydia's 
share  to  remain  in  the  hands  of  her  mother.  Executors — Son,  Joseph, 
and  John  Vanderveer,  son  of  Tunis.  Witnesses — Garret  Wikoff,  John 
Pettenger,  Nathaniel  Scudder.     Proved  Sept.   27,   1773.       Lib.  L,   p.   23. 

1772,  Nov.  2,  Box,  Margaret,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Margret  Burgin.  Fellowbondsman — John  Burgin;  both  of 
said  place. 

1772,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £7.10.0,  made  by  Adam  Fix  and  Azariah 
More.  Lib.  14,  p.  509. 

1777,  March  26.  Boyd,  Amy,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co. ;  will  of. 
Son,  James  Boyd,  various  clothing.  Daughter,  Sarah  Boyd,  rest  of 
my  personal  estate.  Executor — Ephraim  Foster.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Steelman,  Joseph  Conklin.     Proved  May  6,  1777. 

1777,  April  5.  Inventory,  £187.10.6,  made  by  Nathan  Leek  and  Uriah 
Davis. 

1778,  Aug.  14.     Account  by  Executor.     Lib.  18,  p.  305;  Lib.  18,  p.  691. 

1773,  Dec.  27.  Boyd,  James,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Boyd,  widow,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsmen — Alex- 
ander Moore  and  Andrew  Hunter;  both  of  Hopewell,  said  Co.  Wit- 
ness— Sarah  Ramsay. 

1773,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £1,122.8.9,  made  by  Enos  Seeley  and  Mas- 
kil   Ewing. 

1778,  Jan.  5.  Account  by  Adm'x,  of  estate  of  James  Boyd,  of  Bridge- 
ton.  Lib.   14,   p.   546;   Lib.   18,   p.   690. 

1776,  Jan.  16.  Boyd,  Martha,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Richard  Clarlv.  Fellowbondsman— George  Trout;  both 
of  said  place.     Witness — Joshua  Corshon. 

1776,  Jan.  15.  Inventory,  £37.18.11,  made  by  Edward  Taylor  and 
George  Trout,  yeomen.  Lib.   16,   p.  492. 

1774,  Aug.  10.  Boyd,  William,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
My  plantation  in  Deerfleld,  which  I  bought  of  Thomas  Mayhew,  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  paid  to  my  children.  If  my  wife  prove  to  be 
pregnant,  then  that  child  is  to  have  its  share.  Son,  James,  is  to  have 
£50  more  than  my  daughter,  Sarah.  Executors — wife.  Amy,  and 
Ephraim  Foster,  of  Deerfleld.  Witnesses — Robert  Jeames  [James], 
John  Worthington,  Michael  Iszard.     Proved  Sept.  6,   1774. 

1774,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £312.0.5,  made  by  Benjamin  Leek  and 
Samuel  Ogden. 

1778,  Sept.  7.     Account  by  Executor.     Lib.  16,  p.  295;  Lib.  18,  p.   691. 

1772,  Oct.  6.  Boyle,  Benjamin,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Real    and    personal    estate    to    be    sold.      To    Mary    Magdolan    Boyle, 


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daughter  of  John  and  Hannah  Boyle,  £35.  To  Jean  Dunremple,  wife 
of  Joseph  Dunremple,  the  use  of  £50,  to  be  put  in  the  hands  of 
Thomas  Burgle,  and,  at  her  death,  to  be  paid  to  her  son,  Solomon 
Dunremple,  and,  in  case  of  his  death,  to  his  brothers  and  sisters. 
To  Susannah  Munro,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Mary  Munro,  £35.  To 
William  Boyle,  son  of  Solomon  and  Margret  Boyle,  £50.  Executors — 
John  Chetwood,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Daniel  Vail  and  Thomas  Burgle, 
of  Bernardstown.  Witnesses— John  Kinnan,  William  Davison,  Will- 
iam Allger.     Proved  Dec.   7,   1772.  Lib.  K,   p.   504. 

1769,  May  27.  Boyle,  Solomon,  of  Morris  Co.,  planter;  v^rill  of.  By 
a  marriage  contract  in  the  hands  of  Jacob  Ford,  I  agreed  to  give  my 
wife,  Sarah,  £12  yearly.  Son,  .John,  £10,  as  I  have  advanced  to  him. 
Son,  Solomon,  £600.  Son,  Benjamin,  £300.  Son,  Joseph,  £300.  Daugh- 
ter, Jane,  the  wife  of  Joseph  Dalrumple,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary,  the 
wife  of  Daniel  Monroe,  £50.  Daughter,  Magdalen,  the  wife  of  John 
Cooper,  £50.  Daughter,  Sarah  Boyle,  £200.  Rest  to  my  sons,  John, 
Solomon,  Benjamin  and  Joseph,  and  my  daughters,  Jane,  Mary,  Mag- 
dalen and  Sarah.  Executors — son,  Solomon,  Isaac  AVoodruff  and  John 
Chetwood.  Witnesses — John  Ross,  George  Fleming,  William  Jelf. 
Proved  July  22,  1771.  Lib.  K,  p.  356. 

1773,  Feb.  6.  Bradbery,  Elizabeth,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Niece,  Hannah  Van  Dyke,  daughter  to  my  brother,  Nicholas  Van 
Dyke,  £100.  Niece,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Derick  Van  Outen,  interest 
of  £30,  during  her  life,  and,  if  she  die  without  children,  then  to  be 
paid  to  Elizabeth,  the  daughter  of  my  niece,  Fitia  Van  Ripen,  when 
she  is  18.  To  said  Elizabeth  Van  Ripen,  £33,  when  18.  To  said  Fitia 
Van  Rypen,  £33.  Nieces,  T'itia  and  Elizabeth  Van  Dyke,  daughters 
of  my  brother,  Francis  Van  Dyke,  £50  each.  All  the  rest  of  personal 
and  real  to  my  brothers,  Nicholas  Van  Dyke  and  Francis  Van  Dyke, 
and  children  of  my  sister,  Mary  Van  Winkle,  viz.,  Francis,  Fitia, 
Hannah  and  Elizabeth.  Executors — brothers,  Nicholas  Van  Dyke  and 
Francis  Van  Dyke.  Witnesses — William  Burnet,  Elisha  Boudinot, 
Hendrick  J.  Brown.     Proved  Feb.  20,   1773.  Lib.  K,  p.   527. 

1778,  May  4.  Bradbury,  David,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co. 
AVard.  Son  of  Thomas  Bradbury,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  ward 
made  choice  of  William  Halstead,  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — Wil- 
liam Halsted.  Fellowboridsman — Samuel  Smith;  both  of  said  place. 
Witness — Alpheus  Hews.  Lib.  18,  p.  692. 

[No  date.]  Bradshaw,  Paul,  of  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Henry, 
5  yards  of  broadcloth.  Daughters — Anne,  Mary  and  Rachel,  my 
moveables.  Son,  Thomas,  1  acre,  joining  Zachariah  Antrom  and  Wil- 
•  liam  Hewlings,  Sr.  Executor — son,  Henry.  Son,  Isaiah,  cloth  enough 
for  a  coat.  Grandson,  John  Peters,  2  yards  of  cloth,  which  is  at 
Josiah  White's.  Witnesses — John  Simons,  Sarah  Simons,  Isaiah 
Peters.     Proved  Dec.  28,   1772. 

1772,  Dec.  28.  Inventory,  £35.9.3,  made  by  John  Simons  and  Isaiah 
Peters.  Lib.  16,  p.   15. 

1772,  Nov.  12.  Bradway,  Jonathan,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek  Town- 
ship, Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £80  and  household 
goods.     Real  estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  put  to  interest,  and  interest 


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to  be  used  for  support  of  my  children.  To  each  of  my  sons,  when  21, 
one  share  of  the  rest,  and  to  my  daughter,  when  18,  also  one  share. 
Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  friend,  Samuel  Steward,  of  Salem. 
Witnesses — Andrew  Yorke,  James  Stewart,  Elizabeth  Ware.  Proved 
May  29,   1773. 

1773,  May  29.  Inventory,  £601.8.11,  made  by  Thomas  Sayre  and 
Jonathan  Stretch.  Lib.  16,  p.  271. 

1770,  Dec,  7.  Brady,  Patriek,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary,  £60.  Son,  John,  £20.  To  the  child  my  wife  is  now  preg- 
nant with,  £20.  If  either  child  should  die  under  age,  then  its  legacy 
to  go  to  the  other  child.  If  I  should  die  before  I  return  from  Ireland, 
then  all  the  profits  from  my  adventure  to  go  to  my  wife  and  children. 
To  my  illegitimate  daughter,  Mary  Brady,  £5,  when  18.  Executors- 
Joseph  Cooper,  of  Newtown,  and  John  Reily,  of  Waterford.  Witnesses 
— John  Duffey,  Joshua  Stokes,  Joseph  Collins.     Proved  March  21,  1775. 

1775,  March  17.  Inventory,  £187.2.9,  made  by  Joseph  Collins  and 
Isaac  Ellis.  Lib.  17.  p.  208. 

1767,  Nov.  4.  Srass,  John,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  my  plantation,  till  my  son,  Henry  is  20 
years  of  age.  Son,  John,  10  shillings.  Daughters,  Ann  Bragg  and  Mary 
Bragg,  %  of  the  moveable  estate.  Son,  Phinihas,  to  be  bound  to  a 
trade,  when  14.  Son,  Henry,  my  lands.  Son,  John,  £10.  Son, 
Phineas,  £10.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  my  friend,  Stephen  Clark. 
Witnesses — Jonathan  Lore,  Gideon  Heaton,  Elijah  Hewett.  Proved 
April  17,  1772. 

1771,  May  21.  Inventory,  £104.17.9,  made  by  Jonathan  Lore  and 
Aaron  Gandy.  Lib.  15,  p.  323. 

[No  date.]  Braiden,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.,  schoolmaster;  will  of. 
Brother,  Joseph  Braiden,  all  my  goods  and  effects.  He  may  dispose 
of  the  same  as  he  thinks  proper  to  his  father  and  brothers  and 
sisters.  Executor — Joseph  Braiden.  Witness — James  Lawrence. 
Proved  Sept.  1,  1771. 

1771,  Sept.  30.  Inventory,  £109.9.71^,  made  by  Richard  Reading  and 
Andrew  Smith. 

1771,  Oct.  4.  Inventory,  £8.11.0,  made  by  Gilbert  Smith  and  Andrew 
Smith,  of  the  goods  found  in  his  chest  and  lodging  at  Gilbert  Smith's, 
in  Upper  Freehold.  Lib.  15,  p.   401. 

1771,  Sept.  IS.  Braithwaite,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Agnes  Braithwaite.  Fellowbondsman — John  Plasket;  both  of 
said  place.     Witness — Jane  Okett. 

1771,  Dec.  19.  Inventory,  £28.4.4,  made  by  Stacy  Potts  and  James 
Hill. 

1772,  April  7.  Account  by  Adm'x.  Paid  for  schooling  of  son,  John, 
£0.7.6.  Paid  William  Plaskett,  for  rent,  £3.  Paid  Elizabeth  Braith- 
waite.  £1.0.2.     Paid  Anne  Pidgeon,   £2.5.0.     Paid  John  Plaskett,   £1.5.0. 

Lib.  14,  p.  400;  Lib.  14,  p.  420. 

1774,  Feb.  1.  Braman,  Samuel,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Benjamin  Braman.  Guardian — Peter  Poynsett  [Point- 
sett]  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — John  West,  of  Northampton, 
said  Co.  Lib.  15,  p.  510. 


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1777,  Feb.  4.  Branson,  Daviil,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman:  will  of.  Son,  John,  £5.  Son,  Moses,  £5.  Son,  David,  £100. 
Daughter,  Sarah  Hurley,  £20.  Daughter,  Rebeccah  Brown,  £8.  Daugh- 
ter Rachel  Redman,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Ann  Ward,  £8.  Daughter, 
Mirian  Branson,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary  Wright,  5  shillings.  Daugh- 
ter, Susanah  Branson,  £50.  All  real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Wife, 
Mary.  Executors — son,  John,  and  my  son-in-law,  David  Hurley. 
Witnesses — Samuel  Webster,  James  Cooper,  Samuel  Clement.  Proved 
March  5,   1777. 

1777,  March  4.  Inventory,  £588.10.3,  made  by  Samuel  Gaskill  and 
Jacob  Clement.  Lib.  18,  p.  160. 

1777,  Feb.  14.  Branson,  John,  of  Town  and  Co.  of  Gloucester;  will 
of.  Sons,  Joset)h,  John  and  James,  £200  each,  when  21.  Daughters, 
Hannah,  Sarah  and  Mary  Branson,  £100  each,  when  21.  Wife,  Sarah, 
rest  of  estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  brother-in-law,  James 
Sloan.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Hinchman,  Elizabeth  Marple,  Richard 
Weekes.     Proved  March  20,  1777. 

1777,  March  24.  Inventory,  £2,021.19.1,  made  by  Jacob  Jenings  and 
Joseph  Cooper.  Lib.  18,  p.  260. 

1777,  April  11.  Branson,  Mary,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Daughters,  Sarah  Hurley,  Rebekah  Brown,  Rachel 
Redman,  Ann  Ward,  Miriam  Branson,  Mary  Wright  and  Susannah 
Branson,  my  apparel.  Grandson,  Joseph  Branson,  £5.  Grandson, 
David  Branson,  son  of  my  son  Moses,  £5;  when  they  are  21.  Son, 
David  Branson,  £100.  Son,  Moses  Branson,  his  father's  apparel.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons-in-law,  David  Hurley  and  John  Redman.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Gaskill,  Jr.,  Thomas  Redman.     Proved  April  30,   1777. 

1777,  May  2.  Inventory,  £275,12.71/2,  made  by  Thomas  Redman  and 
Samuel  Gaskill.  Lib.  18,  p.  232. 

1777,  Oct.  1.5.  Brant,  Jonathan,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William 
Brant.  Fellowbondsman — Moses  Jewel;  both  of  Essex  Co.  Witness 
— Hannah  Burnet. 

1777,  Oct.  8.  Renunciation  by  Rachel  Brant,  the  widow  of  said 
Jonathan  Brant,  in  favor  of  her  father-in-law,  William  Brant.  Wit- 
ness— Moses  Jewel. 

1777,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £235.3.6,  made  by  Amos  Day  and  Moses 
Jewel.  Lib.  18,  p.  624. 

1771,  Oct.  27.  Bray,  Daniel,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  James  Bray,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice 
of  John  Gregg  as  his  guardian.  Guardian — John  Gregg,  of  Amwell 
Township,  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Anderson  and 
Richard    Slaght;    both   of   said   Co.      Witness — Samuel    Crook. 

Lib.    14,    p.    405. 

1771,  Oct.  27.  Bray,  John,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  James  Bray,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of 
Richard  Slaght  as  his  guardian.  Guardian — Richard  Slaght,  of  King- 
wood  Township,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Anderson  and  John 
Gregg;  both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Samuel  Crook.  Lib.  14,  p.  405. 


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1773,  April  3.  Bray,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  James 
Bray,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of  John  Greg-g- 
as his  guarian;  he  did  choose  Richard  Slag-ht,  who  has  since  died. 
Guardian — John  Gregg.  Fellowbondsman — John  Tuckness;  both  of 
said  Co.  Witnesses — Furman  Yard,  John  Reading  and  George 
Reading-.  Lib.   14,  p.  533. 

1774,  Aug.  18.  Breach,  Peter,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  My  executor  is  to  sell  all  my  lands  in  said  Town- 
ship, lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  great  road,  leading  from  Bur- 
lington to  Salem,  and  to  lease  out  my  lands  on  the  north  side  of  the 
road,  and,  at  the  death  of  my  sister-in-law,  Mary  Breach,  to  lease 
the  plantation  which  was  devised  to  me  by  my  brother,  Simeon 
Breach,  late  deceased.  My  sister,  Mary,  is  to  be  supported  all  the 
life  of  my  sister-in-law,  Mary  Breach,  and,  after  the  death  of  my 
sister-in-law,  my  sister,  Mary,  is  to  be  supported  out  of  the  rents 
of  said  plantation.  Sisters,  Ann  and  Sarah,  are  to  have  support,  if 
they  need  it.  My  executor  is  to  lay  out  one  acre  of  land,  adjoining 
John  Redman  and  Benjamin  Graisberry,  on  the  plantation  late  my 
brother,  Simeon  Breache's,  for  a  burying  ground,  or,  if  my  sister-in- 
law,  Mary  Breach,  objects  to  its  being  laid  out  there,  then  to  lay  it 
out  anywhere  on  my  lands,  which  shall  be  fenced,  and  shall  be  free 
for  any  reputable  person  or  family  to  bury  in,  and  a  map  is  to  be 
made  of  the  same  and  a  register  of  persons  buried  therein,  in  which 
yard  I  desire  to  be  laid.  After  the  death  of  my  sisters,  the  money 
Is  to  be  applied  for  the  relief  and  support  of  the  descendants  of  my 
father  and  mother,  taking  in  and  allowing  Samuel  Warrick,  the  re- 
puted son  of  Samuel  Warrick,  by  Judeth  Hamton,  as  one  of  the 
descendants.  Executor^ — friend,  Thomas  Redman.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Stokes,  Priscilla  Stokes,  Samuel  Clement.     Proved  Dec.  13,  1774. 

1774,  Oct.  21.  Inventory,  £23.18.61/2,  made  by  John  Gill  and  Isaac 
Kay. 

1777,  June  2.     Account  by  Executor.       Lib.  16,  p.  388;  Lib.  18,  p.  468. 

1772,  Nov.  3.  Breach,  Simon,  of  Newton  Tow^nship,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  The  demand  that  my  brother,  Peter  Breach,  has 
against  me,  may  be  paid  by  the  sale  of  land.  Wife,  Mary,  rest  of 
personal  estate,  and  use  of  rest  of  real,  and,  at  her  death,  the  same 
shall  descend  to  my  brother,  Peter  Breach.  Sister,  Mary,  to  have 
some  support.  Executrix — wife,  Mary  Breach.  Witnesses — John 
Glover,  Thomas  Glover,  Samuel  Clement.     Proved  Nov.  23,   1772. 

1772,  Nov.  17.  Inventory,  £331.12.5,  made  by  David  Branson  and 
Thomas  Redman.  Lib.  14,  p.  464. 

177K,  Aug.  15.  Breach,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Thomas  Breach,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Edward  Hampton, 
of  said  Co.  Lib.   15,   p.   538. 

1777,  March  4.  Brearley,  John,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — James  Brearley.  Fellowbondsman — William  Mershon;  both 
of  said  place. 

1777,  Feb.  13.  Inventory,  £1,693.12.6,  made  by  Henry  Cook  and  Wil- 
liam Mershon.  Lib.  18,  p.  142. 

1776,  Aug.  23.  Bremen,  Joshua,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah,   use  of  all  real   and   personal  estate,   till   my   children   come  of 


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ag-e.  Son,  John,  V2  of  my  real  estate.  Son,  Aaron,  14  of  my  real 
estate.  Daughter,  Easter  Brewen,  £80.  Wife,  Sarah,  to  bring-  up 
my  children.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  Robert  Nichols  and  James 
Wheeler.  Witnesses — Caleb  Wheeler,  Samuel  Crane,  Jonathan  Sayre. 
Proved  Dec.  10,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  373. 

1773,  Oct.  18.  Brewster,  Hannah,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co. 
Ward.  Daug-hter  of  Francis  Brewster,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Guardian — William  Somerell,  of  Pittsgrove,  Salem  Co.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Ladis  Walling,  of  said  Greenwich.  Lib.  14,  p.  542. 

1776,  May  27.  Brian,  Thomas,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Raney,  various  goods.  Plantation  to  be 
rented,  and  wife  to  have  %  of  the  rents,  in  order  to  bring  up  my 
children.  When  my  sons  are  14,  they  are  to  be  bound  out  to  trades. 
Sons,  William  and  John,  my  plantation,  they  paying  to  my  daughters, 
Mary,  Elizabeth,  Bulah  and  Martha,  each  £40,  when  18.  Executors — 
wife,  Raney,  and  my  friend,  William  Rogers.  Witnesses — Samuel 
Coun,  Abraham  Cox,  Ann  Cuningham.     Proved  June  13,  1776. 

1776,  June  12.  Inventory,  £207.6.3,  made  by  Nathaniel  Haines  and 
Joseph  Burr,  Jr.  Lib.  17,  p.  319. 

1778,  Nov.  23.  Briant,  John,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughter,  Susanna  Bryant,  my  whole  estate.  To  Lisebath  Pervost,  % 
of  my  estate.  Executors — Phineas  Cox  and  Benjamin  Depue.  Wit- 
nesses— Mary  Decker,  Johanis  Nichs.  Walne.     Proved  Dec.   14,   1778. 

1778,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £146.8.2,  made  by  Jacob  Bockoven  and 
Charles  Royce.  Lib.  20,  p.  303. 

1780,  Feb.  29.  Brick,  John,  of  Town  and  County  of  Gloucester;  will 
of.  John  Brick  (when  25),  this  part  of  my  plantation,  w'hich  I  pur- 
chased of  Charles  Read,  lying  east  of  the  great  road  leading  from 
Gloucester  to  Salem,  bounded  by  Timber  Creek,  Isaac  Burrough,  late 
John  Mickle,  and  Samuel  Harrison.  Son,  Samuel,  (when  21)  rest  of 
my  plantation,  and  %  of  my  cedar  swamp.  Son,  John,  rest  of  the 
swamp.  Son,  William,  £150,  when  21.  Wife,  Abigail,  use  of  planta- 
tion, till  John  is  25.  The  rest  of  personal  estate,  to  my  wife  and 
daughters,  Ann,  Abigail  and  Sarah  Brick.  Executors — wife,  Abigail, 
and  my  brother-in-law,  Samuel  French.  Witnesses — Hannah  Bispham, 
John  Bispham,  Jr.,  Martha  Harrison,  Samuel  Clement.  Proved  April 
21,    1780. 

1780,  April  11.  Inventory,  £568.1.8,  made  by  Samuel  Harrison  and 
Joseph  Clement.  Lib.  22,  p.  202. 

1778,  March  14.  Brick,  William,  of  Pilesgrove  Township,  Salem  Co, 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel  Brick,  10  shillings,  as  he  had  his 
share.  Son,  W^illiam,  the  place  where  I  I'ive,  of  200  acres,  and  he  is 
to  pay  to  my  grandson,  Jeremiah,  £12,  which  my  Executor  is  to  care 
for,  as  well  as  what  fell  to  him  by  the  decease  of  his  mother.  Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth,  10  shillings;  she  had  her  share.  Daughters,  Priscilla 
and  Mary,  the  rest  of  my  moveable  estate,  except  a  bed,  which  I  give 
to  my  granddaughter,  Hannah  Loyd.  Executor — son,  William.  Wit- 
nesses— Benjamin  Johnson,  Abraham  Robertson,  Hephoribah  Ballln- 
ger.     Proved  June  11,   1780. 

1780,  May  2.  Inventory,  £4,582.1.0,  made  by  Joseph  Paullin  and 
Jacob  Davis.  Lib.  22,  p.  208. 


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1772,  Sept.  11.  Bridgre,  John,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co. ;  will  of. 
Wife,  Johanna,  household  goods  and  a  cow.  Lands  to  be  sold,  and 
wife  to  have  %  of  the  money.  Son,  Kitchel,  the  rest.  Daughter, 
Jemima,  to  have  her  share.  Children  to  have  their  part  when  they 
come  of  age.  Executors — wife,  Johanna,  Benjamin  Lindsley  and 
Thomas  Bridge.  Witnesses — Samuel  Day,  Ezekiel  Day,  Jeduthan  Day. 
Proved  March  10,  1773.  Lib.  K.  p.  543. 

1775,  March  28.  Bridge,  Thomas,  of  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Mother, 
Mary  Bridge,  5  shillings  a  year.  My  sister  Permely's  son,  Thomas 
Bridge  Word,  %  of  my  estate,  when  21.  Kitchel  Bridge,  to  have  V^,, 
when  21.  Jemima  Bridge,  £10,  when  18.  Rest  to  my  sisters,  Eliza- 
beth Tomkin  and  Permele  Word.  Executors — Stephen  Munson  and 
David  Bates.  Witnesses — Samuel  Day,  Ezekiel  Day,  Jeduthan  Day. 
Proved  June  26,  1775. 

1775,  June.     Inventory,  made  by  Benjamin  Howell  and  Ralph  Smith. 

Lib.  L,  p.  375 

1779,  Jan.  5.  Brierly,  John,  of  Pilesgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  My 
estate  to  be  turned  into  paper  currency,  and  put  to  interest,  and, 
when  my  youngest  daughter  is  18,  then  the  whole  to  be  divided 
among  my  3  daughters,  Ann,  Sarah  and  Lydia.  Executor — friend, 
Isaac  Pedrick.  Witnesses — Mary  White,  Banes  White,  Jechonias 
Wood.      Proved  May  8,    1779. 

1779,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £379.9.4,  made  by  Joshua  Pedrick  and 
Ellhu  Pedrick.  Lib.   21,  p.   205. 

1777,  April  15.  Bright,  John,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co.; 
w^ill  of.  All  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  divided  between  my 
children,  son,  John,  when  21,  and  my  daughters,  when  18.  Executors 
— friend,  Richard  Johns,  and  my  daughter,  Cathren  Bright.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Tatem,  John  Perce,  Robert  Murry.     Proved  Oct.  6,  1779. 

Lib.  20,  p.  356. 

1770,  Aug.  6.  Bright,  Michael,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Brother-in-law,  Jonadab  Shepherd,  all  my  estate.  Execu- 
tor— said  Jonadab.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Whitecar,  Adilicia  Whitecar, 
Marab  Snowden.     Proved  Nov.  11,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  151. 

1770,  Feb.  4.  Bright,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Aaron 
Friend  Cade.     Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Gosling;   both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  Jan.  8.  Inventory,  £988.2.5,  made  by  John  Cozens  and  Jacob 
Gosling.  Lib.  22,  p.  36. 

1769,  Jan.  17.  Brinckerhoff,  Jacobus,  of  Hackensack  Precinct,  Ber- 
gen Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Grandson,  Jacobus  Hendr  Brinkerhoff,  £3 
for  his  father's  birthright.  Wife,  Angenietie,  use  of  real  and  personal 
estate  during  her  lifetime.  Grandchildren,  Jacobus  Hend.  Blinkerhoff, 
Nekasie  Hend.  Blinkerhoff,  George  Hend.  Blinkerhoff,  Hendrick  Hend. 
Blinkerhoff,  land  on  east  side  of  Hackensack  River,  and  on  east  side 
of  the  Mill  pond,  now  belonging  to  Simese,  which  father  of  said  chil- 
dren formerly  had;  also  land  on  west  side  of  river,  which  John 
Wright  gave  by  deed;  also  land  I  bought  of  Murmer  Duck  Eall,  and 
a  meadow  I  bought  of  John  Claese  Romine.  Son,  George,  land  between 
Derek   Brinkerhoff   and   Jacobus   Courtland,   which  I   bought   of   Bar- 


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nardus  Verveele;  also  a  meadow  I  bought  of  Daniel  Herring.  Son, 
Jacob,  plantation  where  I  live.  Daughter,  Marietie  Blincerhoff  alias 
Huismen,  5  acres  of  meadow.  Executors — son,  George,  and  my  grand- 
son, Nickasie  Terhune.  Witnesses — Dirck  Blinkerhoff,  Reynier  V. 
Giese.     Proved  April  5,  1771. 

1771,  April  6.  Inventory,  £1,352.18.8,  made  by  Peter  Zabriskie  and 
William  Sorrel.  Lib.  K,  p.  342. 

1778,  Aug.  15.  Brink,  Aaron,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Margaret  Brink,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Allen  and  Samuel 
Hill;  all  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Joshua  Opdyke  and  Stephens 
Kent. 

1778,  Aug.  15.  Inventory,  £245.17.6,  made  by  Thomas  Allen  and 
Solomon  Doty.  Lib.  16,  p.  527. 

1771,  Feb.  15.     BrinkerholT,  Jacob,  of  Old   Hackinsack,   Bergen  Co., 

yeoman;   will   of.     Wife,  Antie,   £60,   and  the  goods  she  had  from  her 

father.      Oldest    son,    Lucus,    my    Dutch    Bible.      The    real    estate    be- 

j   queathed    to    me    by    my    father.    Jacobus    Brinkerhoff,    and    the    land 

]   which  I  bought  myself,  to  my  5  sons,  Lucas,  James,  Hendrick,  Albart 

i   and  George.    Daughter,    Annanite,   £100,  and  daughter,  Hannah,   £100; 

and    to   have    an   outset    if   they    marry.      Executors — wife,    Antie,    my 

brother,  George,  my  nephew  Nicholas  Brinkerhoff,  my  nephew,  George 

Brinkerhoff,     my     brother-in-law,     Hendrick     Van     Vorhes,     and     my 

cousin,    Albert    Banta.      Witnesses — John    Vanderhoef,    John    Poulsse, 

David  Archibald.     Proved  April  5,  1771. 

1771,  April  11.  Inventory,  £410.16.6,  made  by  Peter  Zabriskie  and 
William  Sorrel.  Lib.   K,   p.   344. 

1775,  July  12.  Brlnley,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Leah,  all  she  had  when  I  married  her,  and  to 
live  on  the  place.  Son,  William  Brinley,  land  where  I  live  on  the 
south  side  of  Whale  Pond  Brook,  with  the  grist  mill  and  saw  mill, 
and  the  land  on  north  side  of  the  brook,  as  far  as  the  mill  pond. 
Sons,  John,  Joseph,  Reap  and  Jacob,  rest  of  the  lands,  when  they 
are  21.  Daughter,  Lydia  Eatton,  £110.  Executors — sons,  William, 
John  and  Reap.  Witnesses — Joseph  Jackson,  Daniel  Woolley,  David 
Boyer.     Proved  July  29,  1775.  Lib.  L,  p.  323. 

1774,  March  28.  Brinley,  Phebe,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  West.  Fellowbondsman — George  Taylor;  both  of  Middletown, 
said  Co.     Witness — Jehu  Stout.  Lib.  L,  p.  155. 

1771,  April  19.  Brinley,  Sylvester,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Margrett  Brinley,  widow  of  said  Sylvester.  Fellowbondsman — "Vin- 
cent White,  of  Shrewsbury,  said  Co.  and  John  Mount,  of  Middletown, 
said  Co.  The  said  Sylvester  Brinley  was  late  of  Shrewsbury.  Witness 
— John  Tucker.  Lib.  K,  p.  322. 

1754,  Jan.  4.  Brinley,  Thomas,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  All  real 
and  personal  estate  to  my  wife  and  3  children.  Executors — my  wife, 
and  John  Brinley,  who  may  sell  my  lands.  Witnesses — John  Mount, 
George  Smith,  Vincent  White.  Proved  April  19,  1771.  Probate  to 
John  Brinley,  the  surviving  Executor.  Lib.  K,   p.  325. 


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1771,  March  23.  Britton,  Richard,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Admr— 
Richard  Brittin,  of  Upper  Freehold,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Lawrence,  of  City  of  Burlington. 

1771,  April  9.  Inventory,  £182.10.11,  made  by  William  Tapscott  and 
Peter  Covenhoven.  Lib.   15,  p.   108. 

1774,  Jan.  4.  Broailwell,  Josiah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  £50  out  of  personal  estate,  and  the  use  of  my  plantation, 
and  the  interest  of  such  part  of  my  estate  as  I  give  to  my  daughters, 
Chloe  and  Esther,  till  they  are  18.  Sons,  Hezekiah,  Samuel  and 
Simeon,  plantation  where  I  live.  Sons,  Moses  and  Jacob,  £100  each, 
when  they  are  21.  My  forge  may  be  sold.  Daughter,  Mary,  £10. 
Daughters,  Chloe  and  Esther,  £50  each.  Executors— friend,  Capt. 
Benjamin  Bonnel,  and  my  brother,  Simeon  Briant.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Mills,  Timothy  Mills,  Jr.,  Ezekiel  Cheever.  Proved  Feb.  2, 
1774.  Lib.  L,   p.   102. 

177»,  Jan.  13.  Broailwell,  Moses,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Josiah  Broadwell,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes 
choice  of  Simeon  Broadwell,  as  his  Guardian. 

1779,  Jan.  13.  Guardian — Simeon  Broadwell.  Fellowbondsman — 
Ephraim  Lindsly;  both  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Gertrude  Abeil  and 
Jabez  Canfleld,  Surrogate.  Lib.  22,  p.  55. 

1774,  Feb.   18.      Broadwell,   Sarah,   of   Morristown,    Morris   Co.;    nun-j 
cupative  will  of.     The  £50   that  my  husband  left  me  in  his  will,   and 
wearing  apparel,   to   be   divided   between   my   three   daughters.      Wit| 
nesses — Timothy  Johnes,  Joseph  Wood.     Proved  March  9,  1774. 

'Tiinothy  Johnes  said  he  made  her  a  visit  the  day  before  her  death.j 
when  she  was  very  sick,  at  which  time  she  made  her  will,  as  above.j 
Three  witnesses  are  required  to  a  nuncupative  will  (Stat.  29,  Car.  2, | 
Chap.  3),  on  an  estate  over  £30.  As  no  executor  was  appointed,  some 
person  should  act  as  Adm'r.'  Lib.  L,  p.  254. 

1774,  Aug.  8.  Broadwell,  Simeon,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Josiah  Broadwell,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of 
Jonathan  Styles  as  his  Guardian. 

1774.  Aug.  8.  Guardian — Jonathan  Stiles,  of  said  Co.  Witness — 
Thomas  Kinney.  Lib.  L,   p.   155., 

1778,  Oct.  14.  Brock,  Daniel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Johi 
Brock,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — John  Brock.  Fellowbondsj 
man — Darling  Conrow,  Jr.,  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Darling  Conf 
row  and  Samuel  Wallace.  Lib.  20,  p. 

1777,  Dec.  22.     Brocka,  John,  of  Bridgwater  Township,  Somerset  CoJ 
farmer.     Int.     Adm'x — Mary    Brocka,    widow    of    said    John.      Felloe 
bondsman — Hendrick  Vanderveer,  farmer;  both  of  said  Co.     Witness- 
George  Van  Nist. 

1777,  Nov.  14.     Inventory,  £1,069.16.0,  made  by  Aurie  Lane  and  Wil 
liam  Lane. 

1780,  March   22.     Account   by  Adm'x. 

Lib.   M,   p.   127;   Lib.   16,   p.   520;   Lib.   23,   p.    12J 


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1777,  July  3.  Brookfleld,  James,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Deborah  Brookfleld.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Johnson; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Eliza  Lum  and  Mary  Johnson. 

Lib.    16,    p.    518. 

1771,  Aug.  16.  Brooks,  Bphraim,  of  Falrfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Brooks.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Mills,  yeoman;  both 
of  said  place. 

1771,  Aug-.  12.  Inventory,  £44.7.0,  made  by  Ellas  Sheppard  and  Silas 
Irelan.  Lib.  14,  p.  416. 

1774,  Nov.  17.  Brooks,  Henry,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Bathsheba  Brooks.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Harris;  both  of 
said  Township. 

1774,  Nov.  7  Inventory,  £268.15.6,  made  by  Isaac  Harris  and  John 
Bower.  Lib.  15,  p.  509. 

1772,  March  26.  Brooks,  Sarah,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Bacon.  Fellowbondsman— Benjamin  Reeve:  both  of  Green- 
wich, said  Co. 

1772,  March  26.  Inventory,  £26,  made  by  Philip  Sheppard  and 
Samuel  Ayares.  Lib.  14,  p.  437. 

1773,  Oct.  13.  Brotherton,  Henry,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Sister,  Elizabeth  More,  £60,  if  she  demands  it.  Sister,  Grace  More, 
£30,  if  she  demands  It.  Wife,  Mercy,  the  use  of  the  house  and  land 
to  the  north  side  of  the  road,  and  the  other  part  to  be  sold.  If  my 
wife  marry  before  my  daughter,  Mercy,  is  18,  then  all  lands  to  be 
sold,  and  the  interest  of  the  money  to  be  used  to  support  and  educate 
my  children,  and,  when  Mercy  is  18,  then  all  to  be  divided  among 
the  children.  Executors — brother,  James  Brotherton,  and  Richard 
Dell.  Witnesses — Randal  Dell,  William  Logan,  John  Wallis.  Proved 
May  6,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  189. 

1775,  July  26.  Brown,  Abraham,  of  Stafford,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs- — -Richard  Brown  and  Abraham  Brown,  sons  of  Abraham 
Brown,  deceased;  both  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsmen — Nathaniel 
Rulon,  of  said  place,  and  Gabriel  Woodmansie,  of  Dover,  said  Co. 

1775,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  £153.12.5,  made  by  Gabriel  "Woodmansee 
and  David  Rulon.  Lib.  M,  p.   38. 

1776,  Nov.  13.  Brown,  Amos,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Hope 
Brown  and  William  Brown.  Fellowbondsman — Barzillai  Pricket;  all 
of  Northampton,  said  Co. 

1776,  Nov.  29.  Inventory,  £57.0.0,  made  by  John  Peacock  and  Bar- 
zilla  Pricket. 

1778,  Oct.  9.  Account  made  by  Adm'rs.  Paid  Philip  Brown,  Henry 
Brown,   Elias  Brown,  John  Campbell  and  others. 

Lib.   16,  p.   506;  Lib.   18,   p.   51. 

1779,  Feb.  16.  Brown,  Caleb,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Son, 
Asher,  the  house  he  lives  in,  and  the  land  adjoining,  and  so  much  of 
my  other  lands  as  to  make  %  of  the  whole  of  the  land  given  him  by 
deed.  Son,  Josiah,  the  house  and  land  where  he  lives,  and  a  piece 
of  land  I  bought  of  Josiah  Crane,  and  so  much  of  other  land  so  aa  to 


68  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

make  %.  Son,  Daniel,  the  house  I  live  in,  and  enough  land  to  make 
%.  Sons,  Asher,  Josiah  and  Daniel,  my  salt  meadow.  Son,  Daniel, 
is  under  age.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  a  bed  and  silver  spoons,  and  use 
of  %  of  the  lands.  Daughters,  Phebe  Tuttle  and  Prudence  Duran,  % 
of  my  personal  estate.  Executors — brother-in-law,  Joseph  Rig-gs, 
and  my  son,  Asher.  Witnesses — Henry  Brown,  Abiel  Hays,  John  Hays. 
Proved   Tune  2,   1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  108. 

1777,  June  12.  Brown,  David,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Sons, 
Stephen  and  Peter,  to  pay  my  debts.  Wife,  Sarah,  moveable  estate, 
except  what  I  give  hereafter.  Son,  David,  £50.  Son,  Stephen,  that 
land  (except  12  acres  of  woodland),  which  I  hold  by  deed  from 
Jonathan  Stiles,  said  tract  being  180  acres.  Son,  Peter,  the  land 
where  I  live,  and  the  said  12  acres,  which  are  to  join  Joseph  Montanye 
and  Nathan  Cooper,  Jr.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  Rachel, 
Damaras  and  Esther,  5  shillings  each.  Executors — sons,  David  and 
Stephen.  Witnesses — Jabesh  Bell,  Constant  King,  Victor  King.  Proved 
Nov.  6,   1779. 

1779,  Nov.  23.  Inventory,  made  by  Thomas  Mulford  and  Caleb 
Jeffers.  Lib.  22,  p.  72. 

1775,  Dec.  12.  Brown,  George,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  negro  man,  Peter,  and  various  goods. 
Eldest  son,  James,  20  shillings.  Sons,  James,  John  and  Benjamin, 
all  my  freehold  rights  in  lands  in  Woodbridge  Township.  Sons,  John 
Brown  and  Benjamin  Alston  Brown,  my  homestead  where  I  live,  and 
all  my  salt  meadow;  also  my  outlot  of  wood,  which  is  bounded  by 
Nathaniel  Heard,  Matthew  Campyon,  John  Brown  and  the  highway. 
Daughter,  Ann,  the  wife  of  Christopher  Marsh,  £30.  Daughter,  Jennet, 
the  wife  of  Ralph  Marsh,  £50.  Daughter,  Rebeckah,  the  wife  of 
Thomas  Alston,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary  Brown,  £100.  Daughter,  Agnis 
Foreman  Brown,  £100.  Said  sums  to  be  paid  when  Benjamin  is  21. 
Executors — wife,  Mary,  son  John,  and  my  friend,  Joseph  D  Camp,  to 
be  overseer  with  them.  Witnesses — Henry  Moore,  James  Kinsey. 
Proved  Feb.   1,   1779. 

1779,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £1,830.  14.7,  made  by  Thomas  Brown  and 
John  Brown.  Lib.   21,  p.   17. 

1771,  Nov.  30.  Brown,  Hendrick,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jacobus 
Brown,  nephew  to  the  said  deceased.  Fellowbondsman — John  Spear. 
Witness — Mary  Ogden.  Lib.  K,  p.  412. 

1773,  Aug-.  17.  Brown,  James,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Paterson,  of  Philadelphia.  Fellowbondsman — John  Witherspoon, 
President  of  the  College  of  New  Jersey.     Witness — Thomas  Moody. 

1773,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £106.15.0,  made  by  Robert  Stockton  and 
Jacob  Schenk.  Servants,  Thomas  Digman,  Philip  Rice,  Jane  Hewarst, 
Margaret  Anderson  and  Elizabeth  Johnson,   who  have  time  to  serve. 

Lib.  14,  p.  535. 

1771,  Sept.  17.  Brown,  John,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Jemimy,  all  my  estate  while  my  widow,  and  she  is  to  bring  up 
my  children;  after  her  marriage  or  death,  the  personal  estate  to 
be  sold,  and  %  to  be  given  to  my  2  eldest  sons,  William  and  Ephraim, 
and    Ephraim    to    have    £25    more    than    William;    the    other    %    to    be 


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g-iven  to  my  daughters,  Jemlmy,  Mehitlbel,  Desire  and  Hannah. 
Young-est  son,  Daniel,  the  place  where  I  live,  and  30  acres  which  1 
bought  of  John  Stout;  and  he  is  to  take  care  of  my  daughter,  Mary, 
during  her  life.  Executors — wife,  Jemimy,  and  son,  Daniel.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Stout,  Jr.,  David  Stout,  John  Riggs.  Proved  Oct.  14, 
1771.  Lib.  K,  p.  376. 

1775,  Jan.  27.  Brown,  John,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Sons,  Zepheniah  and  Jonathan,  plantation  where  I  live,  with 
all  other  lands.  My  children  to  have  the  books.  Rest  of  my  personal 
estate  to  my  4  daughters.  Daughter,  Hannah,  to  be  under  the  care 
of  her  aunt,  Hannah  Cooper,  till  she  is  18.  Trustees,  to  see  the  will 
performed — my  brothers,  James  and  David  Cooper.  Executors — sons, 
Zepheniah  and  Jonathan.  Witnesses — Joshua  Lord,  William  Keais, 
Lucas  Gibbs.     Proved  Aug.  11,  1775. 

1775,  March  1.  Inventory,  £1,099.14.3%,  made  by  James  Whitall, 
David  Brown  and  Joshua  Lord.  Lib.  17,  p.  219. 

1775,  Sept.  13.  Brown,  John,  of  Mansfield  Township,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Brown.  Pellowbondsman — George  Applegate; 
both  of  said  Co. 

1775,  Dec.  24.  Inventory,  £33.19.3,  made  by  Joseph  Gibbs  and  Henry 
Delatush.  Lib.  15,  p.  541. 

1777,  March  31.  Brovrn,  John,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  husbandman;  will  of.  Advanced  in  years.  Wife,  Jemimey, 
cow,  goods,  firewood,  etc.  Grandchildren,  Charlotte  and  Bathseba 
Brown,  each  £5.  Daughter,  Rebecca  Shrieve,  £3.  Sons,  Henry  and 
Andrew,  40  acres  of  my  land,  which  I  bought  of  Vincent  Leeds.  Sons, 
Phillip,  William  and  Silas,  all  the  rest  of  the  said  tract.  Son,  Philip, 
the  south  part  of  the  land  w^here  he  lives,  and  to  son,  William,  the 
middle,  and  to  son,  Silas,  the  north  part  and  the  house  where  I  live. 
Snns,  John  and  Elias,  the  land  I  bought  of  Israel  Taylor,  lying  on 
the  north  side  of  my  plantation.  Sons,  John,  William,  Elias  and  Silas, 
tiie  cedar  swamp,  which  I  bought  of  Uriah  and  Jonah  Woolman. 
Executors — sons,  John  and  William.  Daughter,  Jemimey,  a  bed. 
Witnesses — Israel  Taylor,  John  Miller,  John  Burr.  Proved  March  27, 
1779.     Probate  to  William  Brown,  surviving  executor. 

1779,  March  6.  Inventory,  £488.7.0,  made  by  Israel  Taylor  and  John 
Peacock.  Lib.  21,  p.  223. 

1779,  Feb.  26.  Brown,  John,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mary  Brown  and  Israel  Everet;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Mary  Vancleve. 

1778,  June  3.  Inventory,  £138.19.6,  made  by  William  Mershon  and 
John  Phillips.  Lib.  22,  p.  29. 

1779,  April  3.  Brown,  John,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  and  my  son-in-law,  Daniel  Bocar,  rest  of  estate, 
after  debts  are  paid.  One-half  of  the  money  from  the  sale  of  my 
effects  to  be  put  to  interest  till  my  son-in-law  is  21.  when  it  is  to 
be  paid  to  him.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  Jacob  Prickett.  Wit- 
nesses— William  Coree  and  John  Burr,  Jr.     Proved  April   14,   1779. 

1779,  April  14.  Inventory,  £101.9.6,  made  by  Samuel  Hilliar  and 
Gerhart  Winter.  Lib.   21,  p.   183. 


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1773,  Dec.  23.  Brown,  Jonatban,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Zebulon  Brown.  Guardian — Philip  Bowne.  Fellowbond.sman — Peter 
Ellis;    both   of  said  Co.  Lib.    14,   p.   543. 

1775,  June  1.  Brown,  Jonathan,  of  New  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  £30,  and  use  of  house  where  I  live,  and  fire- 
wood to  be  delivered  at  the  door  by  my  son,  Jonathan.  Son,  John, 
£10.  Daughter,  Mary  Dancer,  £10.  Son,  Zebulon,  that  lot  that  is 
bounded  by  John  Morgen  and  John  Hamell,  on  which  John  Clifford 
now  lives.  Son,  David,  y^  of  the  land  not  herein  devised.  Son, 
Jonathan,  the  other  y^.  Son,  Abraham,  the  land  where  William 
Morgen  lives.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £5  when  18.  Daughter,  Leah,  £5. 
Daughter,  Martha,  £15,  when  she  comes  of  age.  Wife  to  take  care 
of  daughter  Martha,  till  she  is  16,  and  then  put  her  to  the  tayloress 
trade.  Executors — friends,  Thomas  Shreve  and  John  Hamell,  and  my 
son,  David  Brown.  Witnesses — William  McDonal,  Richard  Brown, 
John  Foster.     Proved  Nov.  6,  1775. 

1775,  Nov.   6.     Renunciation  by  John  Hammell. 

1775,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £469.18.4,  made  by  John  Cubberley  and 
William  Nutt.  Lib.  16,  p.  451. 

1774,  June  9.  Brown,  Mable,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.  AVard. 
Daughter  of  Thomas  Brown,  of  said  place;  gentleman.  Guardian — 
Daniel  Brown.  Fellowbondsman — David  Potter;  both  of  said  place, 
yeomen.  File  No.   515F. 

1779,  Oct.  27.  Brown,  Mary,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Brown,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Hyer, 
of  Windsor,    said   Co. 

1779,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £1,771.18.1,  made  by  Thomas  Brown  and 
John  Brown.  Lib.  22,  p.  18. 

1772,  Sept.  10.  Brown,  Robert,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co., 
weaver.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Clark,  wheelwright,  and  Joseph  Reed, 
Esq.,  attorney-at-law;  both  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Haight,  of  City  of  Burlington. 

1773,  April  27.  Inventory,  £97.11.11,  made  by  John  Monrow  and 
John  Bispham.  Lib.  14,  p.  438. 

1774,  Sept.  7.  Brown,  Samuel,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  farmer;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah  Brown,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  and  the  livestock,  till 
my  son,  John,  is  21,  when  the  place  is  to  be  sold.  Son,  John,  £20.  Son, 
Zeakel.  £20.  Son,  Joseph,  £20.  Son,  Samuel,  £20.  Daughter,  Molly 
Brown,  £10.  Daughter,  Martha  Brown,  £10.  Daughter,  Anna  Brown, 
£10.  Executrix — wife,  Hannah.  Witnesses — Edward  Murphy,  John 
Fidler,  John  Dockerday.     Proved  Oct.  7,  1774.  Lib.  16,  p.  314. 

1771,  Dec.  20.  Brown,  Walter,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Joanna,  use  of  plantation  that  I  live  on.  Son,  Walter,  my  great 
coat.  Son,  Jeremiah,  the  loom,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  Obediah,  my 
caster  hat.  Daughters,  Joanna,  Penelipe,  Mehitabel  and  Experience, 
£6  each.  Sons,  Caleb,  Walter,  Jeremiah,  Obediah,  Samuel,  Nathan, 
Daniel  and  Israel,  my  real  estate.  Executors — friends,  Israel  Swazy 
and  Elijah  Horton,  of  Morris  Co.  Witnesses — John  Mitchel,  Reuben 
Manning,  Amos  Robbarts.     Proved  Feb.   24,   1772. 

1772,  Feb.  12.  Inventory,  made  by  John  Mitchel  and  Reuben 
Manning.  Lib.   15,   p.   448. 


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1772,  July  28.  Browne,  Ricliard,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
Burroughs.  Fellowbondsmen — Doctor  Samuel  Dick  and  Bateman 
Lloyd;   all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   14,  p.  511. 

1776,  March  26.  Urowninj^,  George,  of  Waterford  Township,  Glou- 
cester Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Catharine  Browning.  Pellowbondsman — 
Jacob  Browning-;  both  of  said  place.     Witness — Joseph  Cooper. 

1776,  March  6.  Inventory,  £1,464.19.2,  made  by  Isaac  Mickle  and 
Joseph  Cooper.  Lib.   16,   p.   498. 

1771,  June  21.  Bruce,  James,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — "Winefred  Bruce,  widow  of  James  Bruce,  and  Peter  Smetzer. 
Pellowbondsman — David  Gosling;  all  of  said  place. 

1771,  June  22.  .Inventory,  £38.19.4,  made  by  David  Gosling  and  John 
McNaughton. 

1771,  Nov.  5.     Account  by  Peter  Smetzer,  Adm'r.  Lib.   K,  p.   332. 

1763,  Dee.  2.  Bruen,  Obadiah,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Hannah,  use  of  real  and  personal.  Son,  Daniel,  house  and  home  lot, 
where  he  lives,  and  the  meadow  I  had  by  his  mother.  Sons,  Obadiah 
and  Abraham,  rest  of  my  lands.  Daughters,  Abigail,  Dorcas,  Mary, 
Experience  and  Sarah,  my  moveable  estate.  Executors — friends, 
Ebenezer  Baldwin  and  Samuel  Hayes.  Witnesses — Zophar  Beach, 
John  Brown,   Samuel  Hayes.      Proved  Jan.   31,   1775.  Lib.   L,   p.   362. 

1779,  April  3.  Brush,  Israel,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Japhath  Brush.  Pellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Sexton;  both  of 
said  place.     Witnesses — Jared   Sexton   and  Jerushah   Smith. 

1779,  April  2.  Inventory,  £441.12.6,  made  by  Aaron  Runyan  and 
Minnie   Gulick.  Lib.   22,   p.    29. 

1776,  April  5.  Bryant,  E^leanor,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas  Skinner.  Pellowbondsman — John  Johnston;  both  of 
said   place.  Lib.   M,   p.   30. 

1774,  Feb.  18.  Bryant,  Josliua,  now  of  Elizabeth  Town,  but  late  of 
the  Island  of  Grenada,  in  the  West  Indies,  doctor  of  physic;  will  of. 
Sister,  Rebecca  Deane  (if  I  die  of  my  present  illness,  while  in  this 
place),  is  to  take  all  my  effects  I  may  have,  here  or  elsewhere,  Sauchs, 
my  negro,  who  is  to  be  sold  to  some  person  who  will  be  good  to  him, 
as  he  has  been  a  good  slave  to  me.  Sister,  Mrs.  Rebecca  Deane,  of 
Elizabeth  Town,  widow,  to  have  my  real  and  personal  estate,  except 
as  hereafter  disposed  of,  for  her  better  support  and  education  of 
her  3  children.  My  other  relatives  have  plenty  of  this  world's  goods. 
The  most  I  have  in  this  world  is  in  the  Island  of  Grenada,  and  must 
be  collected  for  the  benefit  of  my  said  sister,  by  some  person  living 
there.  I  therefore  appoint  my  friends,  James  Cox  and  George  Fitz- 
gerald, merchants  at  St.  George,  in  said  Island,  to  be  Executors.  I 
have  a  house  and  lot  in  the  Carenage,  near  and  contiguous  to  St. 
George,  in  said  Island,  which  I  desire  to  be  sold.  To  Penelope  Per- 
kinson,  alias  Wilson,  now  living  in  the  said  house,  as  my  tenant  at 
will,  in  consideration  of  her  good  services  to  me  as  my  housekeeper 
for  some  years  past,  £100,  and  furniture  in  said  house,  except  a  few 
articles  here  mentioned,  and  my  2  slaves,  Othello  and  Mary,  and  my 
surgical  Instruments,  which  are  to  be  sold.  The  5  hogsheads  of  rum 
and   i/s    pipe  of  wine,  to  be  sold.     My  brother.  Dr.  William  Bryant,  of 


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Kingsbury,  near  Trenton,  N.  J.,  to  have  my  books.  I  am  informed 
by  my  brother-in-law,  William  P.  Smith,  Executor  of  my  brother, 
Ebenezer  Bryant,  deceased,  that  there  has  been  loss  in  settlement  of 
the  estate,  occasioned  by  his  advancing-  to  me  a  goodly  sum  soon 
after  my  brother's  death,  which  was  due  to  me  from  the  estate; 
therefore  I  desire  my  said  sister  to  pay  to  him  what  she  is  able.  The 
money  due  to  me  to  be  collected,  which  I  have  as  being  in  partner- 
ship with  John  Wharton.  My  Executors  are  to  enquire  concerning  a 
Philip  Obin,  who  owes  me  £130,  and  who  used  to  sail  to  and  fro 
among  the  Islands,  of  whom  I  have  heard  nothing  for  2  years,  and 
collect  the  debt  if  possible.  My  Executors  may  send  letters  and 
money  to  Philadelphia,  to  the  care  of  my  friend.  Dr.  Samuel  Duffleld, 
for  the  benefit  of  my  said  sister.  Witnesses — Elias  Boudinot,  William 
Livingston,  Jr.,  Beecher  P.  Smith.  Proved  Feb.  25,  1774.  Letters  of 
administration  cum  testamento  annexo  were  granted  to  Mrs.  Rebecca 
Deane. 

1774,  Feb.  25.  Adm'x — Rebecca  Deane,  with  will  annexed.  Fellow- 
bondsman — William  Peartree  Smith;  both  of  Essex  Co.  Witnesses — 
William  Bryant  and  Beecher  P.   Smith.  Lib.  K,   p.   490. 

1769,  April  21.  Bryant,  William,  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  mariner; 
will  of.  Children,  Mary  Smith,  Martha  Niberg,  Rebecka  Dean,  Will- 
iam Bryant  and  Joshua  Bryant,  5  shillings  to  each.  Daughter,  Eliza- 
beth Woodruff,  20  shillings.  Wife,  Eleanor,  rest  of  personal  and  real, 
and  if  she  should  die  intestate,  then  I  give  the  whole  of  my  estate 
to  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Woodruff.  Executrix — wife,  Eleanor. 
Witnesses — Nathaniel  Baker,  John  Scudder,  Jr.,  David  Baker.  Proved 
July  29,  1772.  Lib.  K,   p.   466. 

1778,  Jan.  22.  Brynbery,  Christian,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Ann  Brynbery,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Moses  Hill  and 
George  McFarland,   yeomen;   all   of   said   place.  Lib.    16,   p.   515. 

1773,  Jan.  15.  Bryson,  James,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
All  of  my  estate  to  my  wife,  Ursula,  and  my  daughters,  Anna  and 
Margaret,  except  my  wearing  apparel,  which  I  give  to  my  brother, 
Hugh  Bryson.  If  both  of  my  daughters  should  die  under  age,  then  I 
give  their  shares  to  my  said  brother.  Executors — w^ife,  Ursula,  my 
brother,  Hugh,  and  Kenneth  Anderson,  Jr.  Witnesses — Ruth  Ander- 
son,   Elizabeth   Anderson,    Alexander    Clark.      Proved   Jan.    23,    1773. 

1773,    Jan.    23.      Renunciation    by    Kenneth   Anderson,    Jr. 

Lib.  K,   p.   513. 

1777,  May  11.  Buck,  Qphraim,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Abigail,  %  of  the  land  I  purchased  of  David  Westcoat  during 
her  life.  Son,  Jeremiah,  land  on  the  west  side  of  Sears  Neck  road, 
and  joins  Ebenezer  Elmer's  house  and  lot;  containing  about  16  acres. 
Son,  Reuben,  all  my  buildings  at  the  corner  of  the  Cross  Roads,  where 
I  live,  with  the  land  from  Samuel  Rennet's  lot  to  the  meeting  house 
road,  and  to  contain  ly^  acres.  Sons,  Joseph  and  Ephraim,  rest  of 
my  land  that  I  bought  of  David  Wescote  and  Samuel  Elmer.  The 
land  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Barns,  lying  down  Sears  Neck  road,  to  be 
sold.  Son,  Joseph,  1/2  my  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Ruth,  £20,  when 
IS.  Son,  Ephraim,  the  other  Vn  of  personal  estate,  he  paying  to  my 
daughter,   Judith,   £20,   when   she   is   18.     Executor — John  Buck.     Wit- 


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nesaes — Levi  Dare,  Nathaniel  Bennet,   Ichabod  Bishop.     Proved  June 
11,    1777. 

1777,  May  27.  Inventory,  £466.11.0,  made  by  Thomas  Og-den  and 
Joseph   Dayton.  Lib.    18,    p.    491. 

1768,  IVov.  23.  Buck,  Thomas,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Son,  Thomas  Buck,  land  where  I  live  in  the  Lower  Precinct,  at  Cold- 
spring-,  bounded  by  Aaron  Eldredge  on  the  west,  and  Seth  Whilldin 
on  the  east,  and  all  other  lands  I  may  have,  provided  he  pay  all  debts, 
but,  if  he  fail  to  do  so,  then  the  lands  are  to  descend  to  my  grandson, 
Swain  Buck.  To  my  children,  Marcy  Taylor,  Abig-ail  Eldredge,  Elihu, 
Mary,  Sarah,  Seth,  Esther,  Elizabeth  and  William  Buck,  5  shilling's 
each.  Grandchildren,  Armelia  and  Rhoda  Buck,  5  shilling's  each. 
Wife,  Sarah,  %  of  my  lands  during  her  life.  Executors — my  wife, 
and  my  son,  Thomas  Buck.  Witnesses — -Nathaniel  Poster,  Jr.,  Aaron 
Bldredge.   Elizabeth  Mills.     Proved  Dec.   17,   1772. 

1772,  Dec.  17.  Inventory,  £36.8.1,  made  by  Aaron  Eldredge  and 
Daniel   Crowell.  Lib.   16,   p.    48. 

1776,  July  30.  Buckelew,  Frederick,  of  south  ward  of  Perth  Amboy, 
Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  William,  that  land  in  Cranbury, 
reserving  1/10  of  an  acre  for  a  family  graveyard,  beginning  at 
Andrew  Gordon's  corner,  being  a  tract  given  to  me  by  my  father, 
and  thence  to  Ashfleld's  line,  and  to  Wigwam  Brook,  -which  land  g-iven 
to  him  contains  50  acres.  Son,  John,  several  tracts  on  Gravely  Brook. 
Son,  George,  land  at  mouth  of  Dry  Brook.  Daughter,  Margaret  Claw- 
son,  the  -wife  of  Josiah  Clawson,  a  tract  in  Cranbury.  Son,  Joseph, 
land  at  Cranbury.  If  any  of  the  children  die  before  they  come  of 
age,  then  their  share  to  be  divided  between  tKe  surviving  children  of 
my  second  wife.  Daughter,  Rachel  Clawson,  wife  of  Richard  Claw- 
son,  £100,  and  after  her  death,  the  £100  to  be  given  to  my  3  youngest 
daughters  by  my  2nd  wife.  Daughter,  Mary,  interest  of  £100.  Wife, 
Mercy,  the  rents  of  my  lands.  Youngest  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Anne 
and  Sarah,  £100  to  each.  Moveables  are  to  be  sold  and  money  given 
to  my  6  youngest  children  by  my  2nd  wife.  I  have  lately  bought  2 
lots  of  land,  which  formerly  belonged  to  my  brother,  Thomas  Buck- 
lew,  and  which  are  to  be  sold.  One-third  of  rest  of  estate  to  my 
brother's  son,  Thomas,  and  14,  after  his  share,  to  David  Bucklew,  and 
rest  to  my  brother's  daughters,  Effy  and  Mary  Bucklew.  Executors — 
Abraham  Bucklew,  son  of  Peter,  and  Mathew  Rue,  Jr.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Neilson,  John  Lorton,  Thomas  Stillwell.  Proved  March  29. 
1777. 

1777,  March  10.  Inventory,  £982.11.6,  made  by  Luycas  Schanck, 
Richard  Lott  and  Samuel  Neilson.  Lib.  18,  p.  173. 

1777,  May  16.  Buckelew,  James,  of  Little  Egg  Harbor,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Buckele-w,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel  Randolph,  of  sarrie  place. 

1777,  May  12.  Inventory,  £79.3.9,  made  by  Lewis  Darnel  and  Daniel 
Randolph.  Lib.  18,  p.  483. 

1771,  Feb.  11.  Buckelew,  Thomas,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Buckelew,  widow  of  Thomas.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Bucka- 
lew;  both  of  Perth  Amboy,  said  Co. 

1771,  Aril  23.  Inventory,  £95,  made  by  Peter  Buckelew  and  Fred- 
rick Buckelew.  Lib.  K,   p.   257. 


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1775,  Jan.  25.  Bucklew,  Peter,  of  South  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Josiah,  a  horse.  Son,  Peter,  a  colt.  Rest  of  moveable  estate, 
and  my  plantation  where  Abraham  Hand  lives,  and  the  salt  meadow 
I  bought  of  the  Executors  of  George  Leslie,  and  the  land  called  Sam 
Lane's  place,  all  to  be  sold.  Children,  Hannah,  Josiah,  Peter,  Mary 
and  Abraham,  the  rest  of  my  lands  and  salt  meadow,  when  they  are 
of  age.  Executors — son-in-law,  Jacob  Johnson,  and  my  son,  Josiah. 
Witnesses — William  Morgan,  John  Morgan,  Obadiah  Herbert.  Proved 
Feb.   6,   1775. 

1775,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £233.3.2,  made  by  Obadiah  Herbert  and 
Joshua  Warne.     Due  from  Abraham  Hand  for  rent,  £10.9.0. 

Lib.  L,   p.   361. 

1778,  Jan.  14.  Budd,  Barn,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  doctor.  Int. 
Adm'x — ^Phebe  Budd.  Fellowbondsman — Lewis  Stewart;  both  of  said 
place. 

1778,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  made  by  Abraham  Pierson  and  Jonathan 
Ford. 

1778,  Jan.  10.  Inventory,  made  by  Doctor  Ebenezer  Beachly,  Jr., 
and   Jonathan   Dayton.  Lib.   20,    p.    2. 

1775,  July  20.  Budd,  Thomas,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Isaac,  a  tract  of  land,  bounded  by  James 
Dobbin,  Hezekiah  Jones,  Jacob  Lamb  and  John  Simonds,  purchased 
of  Samuel  Ladd,  including  all  my  lands  on  the  south  side  of  "Stop 
the  Jades  Brook";  also  all  the  land  I  purchased  of  Samuel  Ladd,  and 
the  cedar  swamp  joining  William  Stockton's  cedar  swamp,  which  runs 
in  a  line  from  said  Stockton's  lower  corner  to  a  pine  corner  for 
Joseph  Budd,  standing  in  Ladd's  line,  excepting  the  land  to  the  east- 
ward of  said  line  that  I  surveyed  in  partnership  with  my  brother, 
David  Budd;  and  a  cedar  swamp  of  45  acres,  above  Joseph  Burr's 
mill  pond;  also  Vs  o£  my  shares  of  Propriety.  Son,  Joseph,  all  the 
remaining  land  and  plantation,  where  I  live,  and  the  %  part  surveyed 
with  my  brother,  David  Burr;  also  45  acres  of  cedar  swamp,  lying 
at  the  head  of  Joseph  Burr's  mill  pond;  also  %  of  my  Propriety.  Son, 
Isaac,  is  to  have  the  benefit  of  said  place,  with  his  paying  Sarah 
Briggs,  widow  of  George  Briggs,  £10.  Son,  Thomas,  %  of  the  rest  of 
land  surveyed  in  partnership  with  my  brother,  David  Budd.  Daugh- 
ter, Anne,  £100.  Sons,  Thomas,  Isaac  and  Joseph,  my  apparel.  Daugh- 
ters, Levinia  and  Anne,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Sarah  Briggs,  the 
widow  of  George  Briggs,  is  to  have  a  horse  and  cow  kept  for  her. 
Son,  Joseph,  not  yet  21.  Executors — sons,  Thomas  and  Joseph.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Davis,  Michael  Woolston,  John  Goldy.  Proved  Dec. 
28,   1775. 

1775,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £1,133.9.11,  made  by  James  Dobbin  and 
John  Goldy.  Lib.   17,   p.   292. 

1776,  April  8.  Budd,  Thomas,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Brothers,  Isaac  and  Joseph,  all  my  real  and  personal 
estate,  but  they  are  to  pay  the  legacies.  Sister,  Anne  Budd,  £200. 
Nieces,  Anne  Vanhorn  and  Margaret  Vanhorn,  daughters  of  my  sister, 
Levina  Vanhorn,  each  £100,  when  18.  To  St.  Andrew's  Church  at 
Mount  Holly,  £5.  To  the  Presbyterian  meeting  house  at  Mount  Holly, 
£5  to  finish  the  house.  To  the  Methodist  meeting  house  at  New  Mills, 
£5  when  the  house  is  finished.  To  the  Baptist  meeting  house  at  New 
Mills,  £5  for  repairs.     I  am  now  going  out  in  service  with  a  Company 


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under  me  in  my  command,  and  I  give  £50  to  be  paid  to  such  persons 
as  shall  get  wounded  in  my  Company,  and,  if  dead,  to  their  wives 
and  children.  Executors — my  brothers,  Isaac  Budd  and  Joseph  Budd. 
Witnesses— John  Fort,  Mary  Elton,  John  Goldy.  Proved  March  25, 
1777. 

177G,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £163.12.3,  made  by  James  Dobbin  and  John 
Goldy.  Lib.   18,   p.   162. 

1779,  Jan.  7.  Budd,  "William,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Lewis 
Stewart.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Pierson;  both  of  said  Co.  W^it- 
nesses— Gertrude   Abell   and   Mary   Symmer.  Lib.    22,   p.    36. 

1771,  April  20.  Biitlin,  John,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  John,  all  my  land  in  New  Hanover  Township.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary  Carslake,  to  have  that  house  and  garden  at  the  northwest 
corner  of  my  plantation  where  I  live,  if  she  should  become  a  widow. 
Daughters,  said  Mary  Carslake,  Grace  Kerlin  and  Ann  Brown,  £30. 
Grandson,  Matthias  Kerlin,  house  and  2  acres,  where  John  Pope  lives. 
Granddaughter,  Mary  Carslake,  chest  of  drawers.  Granddaughter, 
Jane  Ware,  20  shillings.  Son,  Michael,  rest  of  land  in  Mansfield. 
Executors — sons,  Michael  and  John,  and  my  grandson,  Matthias  Ker- 
lin. Witnesses- — Henry  Brown,  Susannah  Scholey,  John  Robinson. 
Proved   Nov.    15,   1775. 

1775,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £86.5.5,  made  by  Joseph  Pope  and  Thomas 
Smith.  Lib.  16,   p.  456. 

1773,  Aug.  29.  Buffin,  John,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Nancy  Nutt, 
10  shillings.  Son,  Amariah,  the  interest  of  £150,  during  his  lifetime. 
Daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Grace  Buffin,  the  rest  of  the  money.  If  my 
youngest  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Grace,  should  die  before  they  are 
18,  then  the  children  of  my  sister,  Ann  English,  to  have  their  shares. 
Executors — brother-in-law,  Caleb  Shrieve,  and  friend,  Thomas  Smith. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Scholey,  Jr.,  Mathias  Kerlin,  John  Robinson. 
Proved  Dec.   21,   1779.  Lib.  20,  p.   332. 

1777,  April  2.  Buis,  John,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Martha  Buis,  to  have  the  care  of  my  3  sons  and  daughters, 
viz.,  Samuel  Buis,  John  Buys,  Joseph  Buis  and  Jerusha  Buys.  Wife 
to  have  the  profits  of  my  lands  and  goods,  in  order  to  maintain  the 
said  children,  and,  when  the  youngest  son  comes  of  age,  then  the 
land  to  be  divided  between  the  said  sons.  Eldest  son,  William,  £5. 
Executors — my  wife,  Martha,  and  John  Smith,  of  Hopewell.  Wit- 
nesses— Jonathan  Smith,  Sr.,  Jonathan  Smith,  Jr.,  John  Carlos  White. 
Proved   April    18,   1777. 

1777,  April  26.  Inventory,  £102.17.11,  made  by  Peter  Phillips  and 
Jacob  Reeder.  Lib.   18,  p.  286. 

1765,  March  16.  Bullntan,  Thomas,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.. 
schoolmaster;  will  of.  The  land  which  I  bought  of  Andrew  Baird, 
and  my  son  Joseph,  which  is  now  where  I  dwell,  to  be  sold.  Wife, 
Anne,  goods  to  keep  house  with,  for  herself  and  my  son  John.  After 
wife's  death,  or  marriage,  all  is  to  be  divided  between  my  children, 
Gershom,  Joseph,  Rose,  Sarah,  Thomas,  Susanna  and  John.  Son. 
Gershom,    my    great   Bible.      Son.    John,    to   stay   with    his   mother    till 


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ne  is  14.  Executors — wife,  Anne,  and  my  sons,  Gershom,  Joseph  and 
Thomas.  Witnesses — Peter  Bowne,  Derick  Van  Cleave,  Joseph  Bowne. 
Proved  June  2,  1772. 

1772,  May  6.  Inventory,  £88.14.2,  made  by  Peter  Schenck  and 
Andrew  Baird.  Lib.  K,  p.  477. 

1772,  Jan.  2.  Bullock,  Thomas,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
cordwainer;  will  of.  Daughter,  Milicent  Bullock,  all  my  land.  Wife, 
Susannah,  to  have  the  rents  of  the  land  till  my  said  daughter  is  21, 
and  then  to  have  1/2  the  rents.  Executors — wife,  Susannah  Bullock, 
and  my  friend,  Edmond  Wetherby.  Witnesses — Alexander  Gillmore, 
John  Murphy,  William  Stretch.     Proved  Feb.   18.   1772. 

1772,  Feb.  13.  Inventot-y,  £165.13.1,  made  by  Alexander  Hill  and 
Jacob   Townsend.  Lib.    16,    p.    24. 

1775,  Oct.  17.  Bunn,  John,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Cunrod 
Bunn.      Fellowbondsman — Andrew   Waldruff;    both   of   said   Co. 

1775,  Oct.  17.  Renunciation  by  Anna  Bunn,  the  widow,  in  favor  of 
her  son,   Coonrod  Bunn. 

1775,  Oct.  19.  Inventory,  £202.10.0,  made  by  Joseph  Montanye  and 
Peter  Wortman. 

1780.  Jan.  25.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  M,  p.  36;  Lib.  M,  p.   75. 

1773,  March  30.  Bunn,  Joshua,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Susanna  Bunn,  some  provisions  to  be  provided  by 
her  son  Jonathan.  Son,  William,  £5,  if  he  come  to  demand  it  within 
7  years,  but,  if  he  do  not,  then  to  his  son  Joshua.  Son,  Joseph,  one 
shilling-.  Daughter,  Deborah,  £5.  Son,  Jonathan,  rest  of  personal 
and  real  estate.  Executor— son,  Jonathan.  Witnesses — John  Ballen, 
Noah  Hart.  Josiah  Ellis.     Proved  April  1,  1775.  Lib.  17,  p.  147. 

1776,  Sept.  11.  Bunting,  Phlneas,  of  Chesterfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  fuller;  will  of.  Sons,  John,  Newberry  and  Samuel,  all  my 
lands  and  apparel.  Daughters,  Mary  Bunting,  Rebacka  Bunting  and 
Alice  Bunting,  each  £15,  when  18.  Sons  are  under  age.  Wife,  Charity, 
all  the  goods  she  brought  with  her.  Executors — Aaron  Bunting  and 
my  son,  John  Bunting.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Lawrence,  John  Wil- 
kinson, Joshua  Bunting.  Proved  Oct.  5,  1776.  Probate  granted  to 
Aaron   Bunting,   as   executor. 

1776,  Sept.  23.  Inventory,  £130.0.9,  made  by  Samuel  Bunting,  Jr., 
and  Joshua  Bunting. 

1783,  Aug.  16.  Newbury  Bunting  (above  named)  states  that  Phineas 
Bunting  made  his  will  Sept.  11,  1776,  and  did  appoint  Aaron  Bunting 
and  John  Bunting  as  his  Executors,  and  they  are  both  since  dead, 
and  he  prays  that  Letters  of  Administration  may  be  granted  unto  him, 
as  oldest  son  and  heir-at-law;  and  the  said  Newbury  Bunting  was 
made  Adm'r,  with  Abraham  Tilton,  of  Nottingham  Township,  said 
Co.,  as  his  fellowbondsman.  Lib.   17.  p.  299;  Lib.  24.  p.   217. 

1776,  Aug.  21.  Bunting,  Thomas,  of  Mansfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Son.  Samuel,  when  he  is  21,  the  plantation  where  I 
live:  he  paying  to  my  son,  John,  £150,  when  John  is  21.  Son,  Thomas, 
when  he  is  21.  plantation  near  Mansfield  meeting  house.  Son,  John, 
the  plantation  near  the  river.  Daughter,  Mary  Bunting,  the  apparel 
that  was  her  mother's,  and  the  case  of  drawers  that  was  her  grand- 


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mother's.  Daughter,  Ann  Bunting,  bed,  etc.  My  3  sons  to  have  my 
cedar  swamp  in  Bdgepillock.  Executors — brother-in-law,  John  Har- 
vey, and  my  friend,  John  Ridgway.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Barton, 
Sarah  Barton,  Peter  Ellis.     Proved  Jan.  27,  1777. 

1777,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £678.15.6,  made  by  George  Folwell  and 
David   Ridgway.  Lib.    18,    p.    68. 

1773,  Aug.  12.  Bunting,  William,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Richard  Gibbs,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Jesse  Bunting; 
both  of  said  place. 

1773,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £14.19.7,  made  by  Joshua  Bunting  and 
Nathan    Middleton. 

1773.  Account  by  Adm'r.  A  bed,  etc.,  "appeared  to  be  the  property 
of  Theodosia  Bunting,  daughter  of  the  deceased."  Lib.  14,  p.  535. 

1777,  June  28.  Burge,  Richard  Wall,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Dorsett.  Fellowbondsman — Cornelius  Dorn  and  John  Dorsett; 
all  of  Middletown,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Margaret  Tinney  and  Mary 
Laird. 

1777,  June  26.  Renunciation  by  Hannah  Dorsett,  the  w^ife  of  Joseph 
Dorsett,  and  only  sister  of  Richard  Wall  Burdge,  in  favor  of  my 
husband,   Joseph   Dorsett.  Lib.    18,   p.   622. 

1774,  March  12.  Burges,  Ashur,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel  Burges,  widow  of  said  Ashur  Burges.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Rinear  Vansickel;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Thomas  Read- 
ing and  George  Reading. 

1774,  March  10.  Inventory,  £314.13.4,  made  by  William  Baley  and 
Rinear  Vansickel.  u\h.   15,   p.  511. 

1777,  June  26.  Burke,  Walter,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Chambers.  Fellowbondsman — John  Stone;  both  of 
said  place. 

1777,  June  17.  Inventory,  £53.10.10,  made  by  John  Lippincott  and 
John  Stone.  Lib.   18,  p.   474. 

1778,  Jan.  3.  Burnet,  "William,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Josiah 
Price,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Alexander,  farmer;  both  of 
said  Co. 

1779,  March  9.  Inventory,  £130.8.10,  made  by  Samuel  Alexander  and 
Hugh  Walker.  Lib.   16,   p.   521. 

1771,  Feb.  26.  Burns,  George,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Brothers,  James  Burns  and  Robert  Burns,  of  Larane,  County  of 
Antrim,  Ireland,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate.  Executors — friend, 
John  Cook,  of  said  Dover.  Witnesses — Abiel  Akin,  John  Emley,  John 
Cook.     Proved  April  1,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  433. 

1774,  April  28.  Burrough,  Samuel,  of  Waterford  Township,  Glou- 
cester Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  use  of  my  present  dwelling 
house,  that  is  y^  thereof,  at  the  mill;  also  £20  yearly,  to  be  paid  by 
my  sons,  Joseph  and  Samuel.  Daughter,  Ann  Tomlinson,  during  her 
widowhood,  the  use  of  one  room  with  her  mother.  Son,  Joseph,  all 
my  lands.  Son,  Samuel,  5  shillings.  Rest  of  personal  estate  to  my 
wife    and    5    daughters,    Sarah,   Ann,    Abigail,    Bathsheba    and    Rachel. 


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Executors — sons,    Joseph    and    Samuel.      Witnesses — Enoch    Roberts, 
Samuel   Roberts,   Elizabeth  Roberts.     Proved   Dec.   31,   1774. 
1774,  Dec.  30.     Renunciation  by  Samuel  Burrough. 

1774,  Dec.  23.  Inventory,  £1,115.9.11  V2,  made  by  John  Gill  and  Enoch 
Roberts. 

1775,  Nov.  29.  Account  by  Executor.  Legacies  paid  to  John  Pine, 
Thomas  Thorne  and  Jacob  Haines,   £100  to  each. 

Lib.  16,   p.  411;  Lib.  15,  p.   547. 

1768,  Oct.  22.  Burroughs,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  Jonathan  Burroughs,  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah  Moore,  40 
shillings  yearly,  during  her  life.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Rose,  £25. 
Daughter,  Mary  Baker,  £25.  Daughter,  Jemima  Howell,  £25.  Sons, 
Benjamin  and  Isaac,  the  tract  of  land  I  bought  of  Mach  Lon  Kirk- 
bride,  in  Salem  Co.,  which  they  now  have.  Son,  James,  plantation 
I  live  on,  and  rest  of  estate.  Executors — sons,  Joseph  and  James. 
Witnesses — Silas  Rose,  Daniel  Laning,  Abigail  Howell.  Proved  March 
9,   1774. 

1774,  March  8.  Inventory,  £432.3.2,  made  by  Jacob  Carle  and  Joseph 
Moore.  Lib.  16,  p.  351. 

1776,  June  3.  Burroughs,  Joseph,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Burroughs.  Pellowbondsmen — Whitten  Cripps  and  Benjamin  Smith; 
all  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — John  Carey  and  John  Burchan. 

Lib.   16,  p.  499. 

1773,  Dec.  9.  Burroughs,  Josiah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Benjamin  Burroughs,  of  Morris  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — 
Judah  Clements,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester  Co. 

Lib.   14,   p.   547. 

1775,  Nov.  29.  Burroughs,  Kezia,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  late  Kezia  Parr. 
Int.  Adm'r — Joseph  Burroughs,  her  husband.  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Burroughs;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.   15,  p.  550. 

1777,  April  9.  Burroughs,  Thomas,  of  Elsinborough  Township, 
Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Burroughs,  of  said  Co.,  and 
Othniel  Davis,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Pellowbondsmen — John  Craven 
and   Henry  Lummis,   both   of   Salem  Co. 

1777,  March  21.  Inventory,  £583.13.4,  made  by  Reuben  Sayre  and 
John  Craven. 

1779,  Feb.  15.  Account  by  Othniel  Davis,  George  Leavert  and  wife 
Mary,   late   Mary   Burroughs.  Lib.   18,   p.   477;   Lib.   22,   p.   68. 

1773,  Aug.  26.  Burrowes,  Job,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  brother,  Foster  Burrowes,  £60.  Brother,  Stephen 
Burrowes,  £50.  To  Jobe  Stout,  son  of  Jonathan  Stout,  Sr.,  £10,  when 
21.  Rest  to  be  divided  among  my  3  sisters'  children,  viz.,  to  my  eldest 
sister,  Rachel,  the  wife  of  Jonathan  Stout,  Sr.,  to  her  7  children,  %; 
second  sister,  Rebecca,  wife  of  Amos  Hart,  to  her  5  children,  %; 
sister,  Charity,  wife  of  David  Stout,  Jr.,  her  2  children,  the  other  %. 
Executors — my  brothers,  Foster  and  Stephen.  Witnesses — Sarah 
Bainbridge,  Nathaniel  Baldwin,  Barnabas  McShane.  Proved  Nov. 
29.   1773. 

1773,  Dec.  1.  Inventory,  £238.8.4,  made  by  Stephen  Burrowes  and 
Jeremiah  Woolsey.  Lib.  16,  p.  186. 


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1769,  April  27.  Burt,  Richard,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Advanced  in  age.  Eldest  son,  John  Burt,  £20.  Son-in-law,  Thomas 
Hendrickson,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  of  134  acres,  in  considera- 
tion that  he  has  paid  to  my  son,  Moses  Burt,  £200;  and  he  shall  pay 
to  my  daughter,  Kezia,  £60;  and  to  my  daughter,  Jemima,  £50;  and  to 
my  daughter,  Mercy,  £40;  and  £100  to  my  daughters  hereafter  named, 
to  wit,  Kezia,  Jemima  Burt,  Sarah  Cormal  and  Mercy  Burt.  Execu- 
tors— my  daughters,  Kezia  and  Mercy,  and  my  son-in-law,  Edward 
Cornal.  Witnesses — George  Corwine,  Esther  Corwine,  Richard  Cor- 
wine,   Samuel  Corwine.     Proved  March   10,   1777. 

1777,  March  5.  Inventory,  £212.17.8,  made  by  John  Temple  and 
Jonathan  Gray.  Lib.    19,    p.    57. 

1771,  April  27.  Burton,  Alpheus,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman.  Int.  Adm'x — Bridget  Burton,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Robert  Pedrick  and  Jacob  Cole,  yeomen;  both  of  said  place. 

1771,  April  4.  Inventory,  £70.3.6,  made  by  Robert  Pedrick  and 
Samuel  Linch.  Lib.  14,  p.   401. 

1771,  Feb.  14,  Busee,  Ann,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of  Abra- 
ham Busee,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  her 
brother,  Daniel  Busee,  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — Daniel  Busee. 
Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Wade;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
Bowes  Reed   and  John  Thomson.  Lib.   K,   p.   257. 

1777,  Aug.  13.  Bush,  John,  Jr.,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Coryell,  farmer.  Fellowbondsman — John  Bush,  husbandman; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Richard  Taylor,  Jr. 

1777,  Aug.  18.  Inventory,  £139.8.3,  made  by  James  Ross  and 
Ephraim  Hay.  Lib.   18,  p.   619. 

1771,  Nov.  29.  Busharoug;h,  Barbara,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Hall.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  McDonald;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — William   Stewart.  Lib.   K,   p.   381. 

1771,  Nov.  23.  Busson,  Benjamin,  of  Chesterfield  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.,  carpenter;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  £10  and  my  large  Bible. 
Wife,  my  house  and  lot  where  I  live.  Executors — wife,  and  my  son, 
Joseph.  W^itnesses — James  White,  John  Decow,  John  Watkinson. 
Proved  Dec.  19,  1771. 

1771,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £169.1.10,  made  by  John  Decow  and  Gervas 
Pharo.  Lib.  15,  p.  233. 

1775,  July  17.  Butler,  Israel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
English,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — John  Butler;  both  of  said  Co.  Faith 
Butler,  the  widow,  renounced  in  favor  of  Joseph  English,  Jr. 

Lib.   15,  p.  531. 

1770,  Aug.  26.  Butler,  John,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  of  my  moveable  estate;  also  the  service 
of  my  negro  man,  Joe,  during  the  life  of  my  mother-in-law,  Priscilla 
Butler.  Son,  Richard,  the  land  in  Greenwich  that  I  bought  of  Francis 
Dixon,  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife.  Rest  of  moveable  estate  to  all  my 
children,  Amos,  Lydia,  Rachel,  Richard,  Elizabeth,  Hannah  and  Ta- 
bitha.      My    son,    Amos,    is    to    consent   that    my    wife    shall    enjoy    the 


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lands  given  him  by  my  father.  Executor — wife,  Elizabeth.  Wit- 
nesses— Thomas  Randolph,  Thomas  Ewing,  Jr.,  Maskell  Ewing. 
Proved  March  23,  1771. 

1771,  March  19.  Inventory,  £274.18.111/^,  made  by  Philip  Dennis  and 
Mark  Sheppard. 

1772,  May  27.     Account  by  Executrix.     Lib.  14,  p.  422;  Lib.  15,  p.  116. 

1772,  May  2.  Biitler,  Rachel,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  John  Butler,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian — Eben- 
ezer  Miller,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Fithian,  of  Hope- 
well; both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses  —  Maskell  Ewing  and  Maskell 
Ewing-,  Jr.  Lib.   14,   p.   424. 

1764,  March  6.  Buys,  Jacob,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Nealtie 
Buys,  use  of  real  and  personal;  and  my  daughters,  Weyntie  and 
Elizabeth,  may  remain  with  her  on  the  plantation  while  they  are 
single.  Daughters,  Wintie,  Mary  and  Elizabeth,  £100,  to  be  paid  by 
my  son,  Jacob,  and  my  son,  Pulkert.  Sons,  Jacob  and  Fulkert,  my 
plantation  of  140  acres.  Executors — sons,  Jacob  and  Fulkert,  and 
my  son-in-law,  John  Haus.  Witnesses — William  Layton,  Hendrick 
Fisher,   Jacob   Fulkerson.     Proved   Aug.   26,    1771. 

1771,  Aug.  31.  Inventory,  made  by  Abraham  Vandorn  and  Petei 
Stryker.  Lib.  K,  p.   372. 

1777,  April  10.  Buzby,  Isaac,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Isaac,  plantation  where  I  live,  which  I 
bought  of  the  Executors  of  John  Rowand.  Son,  William,  all  my  land 
in  Deptford  Township,  which  I  bought  of  Thomas  Leach,  at  the  head 
of  Morris  River,  when  he  is  25.  Wife,  Rachel,  rest  of  personal  estate. 
Executors — my  wife,  son  Isaac,  and  brother-in-law,  Francis  Austin. 
Witnesses — Vespasian  Kemble,  William  Holdcraft,  Samuel  Clement. 
Proved  April  23,  1777. 

1777,  April  21.  Inventory,  £431.0.1,  made  by  Josiah  Albortson  and 
Thomas  Bate.  Lib.  18,  p.  225. 

1771,  March  27.  Buzby,  Thomas,  of  Wellingboro  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  5  shillings,  as  he  has  been  provided 
for.  Son,  Thomas,  plantation  where  I  live,  according  to  the  several 
purchases  by  me  made;  also  the  cedar  swamp  bought  of  Thomas 
Haines;  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  Daniel,  £100,  when  he  is  of  full 
age.  Son,  Amos,  lands  bought  of  Ebenezer  Borden,  the  widow  Stock- 
ton and  John  Buzby;  also  the  cedar  swamp  bought  of  Samuel  Crips' 
Ex'rs,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  Daniel,  £60.  Son,  Isaac,  £200.  Executors 
— sons,  Joseph  and  Thomas.  Witnesses — Richard  Borden,  Elizabeth 
Reeves,  Asher  Woolman.     Proved  Nov.  9,  1773. 

1773,  Nov.  5.  Inventory,  £244.18.0,  made  by  Samuel  Haines  and 
Asher  Woolman.  Lib.   16,  p.   236. 

1775,  May  25.  Buzzat,  Timothy,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Jean  Buzzat.  Fellowbondsman — Garrat  Lake;  both 
of  said  place. 

1775,  May  23.  Inventory,  £108.6.9,  made  by  Cornelius  Williamson 
and  John  Lake.  Lib.   15,  p.  543. 

1771,  Jan.  5.  Byram,  Perliins,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Son.   Eliab   Byram,   to   be   supported  while   under  age.     All   real   and 


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personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  %  the  money  given  to  my  wife,  Han- 
nah, and  %  given  to  son,  Eliab,  when  21.  If  my  son  die  under  age, 
then  his  share  to  be  given  to  the  surviving  children  of  my  sister, 
Martha  Chamberlain.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  Benjamin  Pier- 
son,  Jr.  Witnesses — Job  Hatheway,  William  Crane,  Silas  Condict. 
Proved  Jan.  28,  1771. 

1771,  Feb.  15.  Inventory,  £230.18.0,  made  by  Peter  Dickerson  and 
Silas  Condict.  Lib.  K,   p.   303. 

1780,  April  2.  Cahill,  William,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  my  farm  where  I  live.  My  other 
estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  given  to  my  wife  and  children;  sons, 
Lawrence,  James  and  John,  and  daughters,  Ann  and  Mary,  as  they 
come  of  age.  Executors — friends,  Joseph  Lawrence,  of  Monmouth, 
and  Jonathan  Rulon.  Witnesses  —  Robert  Willson,  George  Hulit, 
Lewis  Beamor.     Proved  May  22,   1780.  Lib.   22,   p.   159. 

1771,  Oct.  27.  Caldwell,  William,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Plantation  where  I  live  to  be  sold.  Eldest  son,  John,  £40.  Son, 
William,  £20.  The  bond  I  have  against  my  son,  Joseph,  to  be  given 
up  to  him.  Daughters,  Mary  Demund,  Elizabeth  Demund  and  Mar- 
garet Caldwell,  the  remainder;  but  my  youngest  daughter,  Margret, 
is  to  have  £60  more  than  her  sisters.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £12  yearly. 
Executors — son-in-law,  John  Demund,  John  Berry,  and  my  son,  Will- 
iam. Witnesses — Godfrey  Pinchard,  James  Douglass,  Jonas  Melik. 
Proved  Nov.  28,  1771. 

1771,  Nov.  29.  Inventory,  £418.14.2,  made  by  John  King  and  Robert 
Barkley.  Lib.  K,  p.  379. 

1777,   Oct.  31.      Camel,   David,   of   Morris   Co.   Int.      Adm'r — John   De 

Hart.      Fellowbondsman — David    Cory.      Witnesses — William    Living- 

i  ston,  Jr.,   Surrogate,   and  Susan  Livingston.  Lib.   16,  p.  517. 

1779,  Oct.  25.  Camp,  Isaac,  of  Newark  Township,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Camp,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Nichols;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Samuel  Huntington  and  Sarah  Ogden. 

Lib.   22,  p.  19. 

1780,  Oct.  18.  Camp,  Joseph,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Sons, 
Caleb  and  Ephraim,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Jo- 
hannah,  £100,  to  be  paid  by  said  sons.  Executors — my  said  sons. 
Witnesses — Daniel  Tichenor,  Joseph  Robords,  Moses  Baldwin.  Proved 
Oct.   28,   1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  250. 

1773,  Feb.  Camp,  Samuel,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Eldest 
son,  Job  Camp,  all  my  right  in  the  house  where  he  now  lives,  and 
i  the  land  adjoining;  also  my  tracts  on  Elizabeth  River,  called  Rocky 
i  Hill;  also  a  lot  on  the  south  side  of  my  land,  called  the  great  field, 
along  land  of  David  Brown  and  Joseph  Camp;  also  land  on  Mill  Lane; 
also  the  upper  end  of  my  home  lot;  also  a  salt  meadow  on  Bound 
Creek,  which  I  bought  of  Capt.  Joseph  Johnson;  also  V2  of  a  meadow 
near  Maple  Island,  and  V2  of  a  meadow,  joining  Oyster  Creek.  Son, 
Samuel,  all  my  house  and  barn,  and  the  land  except  as  before  men- 
tioned, and  except  the  new  end  of  the  house,  which  is  for  my  widow. 
I  also  give  him  a  meadow,  formerly  belonging  to  my  father,  on  Bound 
Creek;  also  1/2  of  2  lots  of  meadow,  one  near  Maple  Island,  the  other 


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on  Oyster  Creek.  Wife,  £30,  and  use  of  part  of  the  house  and  field, 
and  use  of  new  end  of  the  house,  and  the  use  of  my  negro  man. 
Daughters,  Annah,  Mary  and  Sarah,  my  negro  wench,  Tonnica,  and 
5  of  her  children,  and  to  each  of  my  daughters,  £60  and  the  rest  of 
their  value  to  be  divided  among-  my  four  daughters.  Daughter,  Phebe, 
the  house  and  land  where  she  lives  in  Morris  Co.  Daughters,  Phebe, 
Annah,  Mary  and  Sarah,  the  rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — my  wife, 
and  my  2  sons.  Job  and  Samuel.  Witnesses — Thomas  Wilcox,  Sears 
Robarts,   Moses  Baldwin.     Proved  April  17,   1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   103. 

1775,  April  10.  Camp,  Stephen,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.,  phy- 
sician. Int.  Adm'x — Esther  Camp,  widow,  of  said  place.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Jonathan  Deare,  of  Perth  Amboy,  said  Co.  Witness — 
Peter  Kinnan. 

1775,  April  3.  Inventory,  £1,562.6.0,  made  by  John  Adam  and  David 
Edgar.  Lib.  M,   p.   33. 

1776,  Dec.  31.  Camp,  William,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  merchant;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  Isaac,  £5.  Wife,  Phebe,  £1,000.  Rest  of  personal  and 
real  estate,  and  my  %  share  of  the  sloop  Hunter,  I  give  to  my  wife, 
Phebe,  my  sons,  Isaac  and  David,  and  my  daughter,  Mary  Camp,  share 
and  share  alike.  Executors — wife,  Phebe,  Isaac  Ogden,  and  my  brother, 
Nathaniel  Camp.  Witnesses — Mathias  Ward,  Edward  Doughty,  Milli- 
sent  Doughty.     Proved  Sept.  11,  1781. 

1784,  March  4.  Inventory,  £1,206.18.714,  made  by  Joseph  Ailing, 
Caleb  Wheeler  and  Abiel  Canfleld.  Lib.   20,   p.   189. 

1778,  July  18.  Campbell,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Davis.     Fellowbondsman — William  Moffett;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.   519. 

1777,  Nov.  20.  Campbell,  Neil,  of  Woodbridge  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.,  blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  use  of  all  my  lands  to  bring 
up  my  children.  Son,  Dugal,  £50,  when  21;  also  3  acres  of  meadow 
in  Dismal  Swamp,  off  the  west  end  of  the  meadow  I  bought  of  Abra- 
ham Shotwell.  Sons,  John  and  Henry,  the  rest  of  the  said  meadow. 
Son,  John,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  which  was  left  me  by  my 
father,  except  4  acres  of  timber,  which  I  give  to  my  son  Henry.  Son, 
Henry,  the  land  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Ayres,  blacksmith,  of  20  acres. 
Daughter,  Charlotte  Campbell,,  £50,  when  18.  Wife,  Rachel,  rest  of 
moveable  estate.  Daughter,  Jennet  Campbell,  £50,  when  18.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Rachel,  and  friends,  David  Crow  and  David  Morris.  Wit- 
nesses— Jonathan  Conger,  Dugal  Campbell,  Rachel  Compton.  Proved 
Nov.  24,  1779. 

1779,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £5,687.15.2,  made  by  James  Ayers  and 
Robert  Ross.  Lib.  21,  p.   271. 

1776,  Oct.  3.  Campbell,  Robert,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co. ;  will  of. 
Land  east  of  the  road  to  be  sold  and  the  rest  to  my  wife,  during  her 
life,  and,  after  her  death,  to  my  3  sons  and  my  daughters.  Executors 
—  Daniel  Campbell  and  John  Barber.  Witnesses  —  Andrew  Sheep, 
Rachel  Cambell,  John  Horse.     Proved  April  28,  1777. 

1776,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £136.8.6,  made  by  William  Vannest  and 
Freegift  Stout.  Lib.   18,   p.   670. 


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1774,  Dec.  29.  Camron,  Abraham,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
John  Camron,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  Jacob 
Spicer,  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Jacob  Spicer,  of  Woolwich  Town- 
ship, said  Co.     Witnesses — Thomas  Denny  and  Samuel  Shaw. 

Lib.  15,  p.  502. 

1777,  Jan.  13.  Camron,  George,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rebecca  Camron.  Fellowbondsman — John  English, 
Jr.,   both  of  said  place.  Lib.  18,  p.  218. 

1774,  Dee.  29.  Camron,  Rebecca,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  John  Camron,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice 
of  Jacob  Spicer,  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — Jacob  Spicer,  of  Wool- 
wich Township,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Thomas  Denny  and  Samuel 
Shaw.  Lib.  15,  p.   502. 

1780,  July  18.  Cannon,  Abraham,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
.Vdm'r — Peter  La  Tourrette,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — William 
INIarriner,   of  Brunswick,   said  Co.  Lib.   24,   p.   73. 

1775,  Dec.  12.  Carey,  Sheppard,  of  Mendom  Township,  Morris  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Phebe  Carey,  the  widow,  John  Drake,  and  Jacob  Thomp- 
son;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  M,  p.  29. 

1780,  Dec.  27.  Carlile,  Langston,  of  City  of  Burlington,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rebecca  Carlile.  Fellowbondsman — John  Barker; 
both  of  said  City.  Lib.  23,  p.  207. 

1773,  Sept.  20.  Carll,  William,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  cordwainer;  will  of.  To  Borton  Carll,  the  house  and  lot  on  which 
I  live,  except  3  acres  next  to  James  Ewing's  lot,  which  I  give  to 
Buckly,  with  a  lot  of  ground  in  the  Barens,  beyond  Hew  Steadman's 
house,  extending  round  that  point  of  woods,  and  lets  into  the  road 
that  leads  to  Joseph  Dennis,  and  comes  round  to  beginning.  To 
Sarah  Ewing,  looking  glass,  spoons,  etc.  Eldest  daughter,  Rebekah, 
spoons,  etc.  House  and  lot  is  to  be  rented,  to  bring  up  the  children. 
Executrix — daughter,  Rebekah.  Witnesses — Andrew  Ferguson,  John 
Bereman.     Proved  Oct.   11,  1773. 

1773,  Oct.  8.  Inventory,  £288.13.61^,  made  by  Enos  Woodruff  and 
Samuel  Ewing.  Lib.  16,  p.   225. 

1775,  Aug.  3.  Carman,  Aaron,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to  wife,  Rachal,  and 
my  only  child,  Wilson  Carman,  and,  if  my  son  die  a  minor,  then  his 
share  to  my  wife.  Executors — Peter  Wilson  and  Andrew  Wilson. 
Witnesses — Tunis  Fisher,  John  Andrew,  Richard  Clark.  Proved  Sept. 
4,  1775. 

1775,  Aug.  4.  Inventory,  £293.0.6,  made  by  John  Akers  and  John 
Holcomb.  Lib.  17,  p.  235. 

1771,  May  11.  Carman,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Stephen  Carman,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of 
Jonathan  Moores  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian  —  Jonathan  Moorea 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Franklin  Parker:  both  of  Woodbridge, 
Bald  Co  Lib.  K,  p.  322. 


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NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 


1774,  April  30.  Carman,  Joseph,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Samuel,  £5.  Son,  Benjamin,  all  my  lands,  and  he  is  to  pay 
£50  to  each  of  the  sons  of  my  son,  James,  deceased,  namely,  William 
and  James,  when  they  are  21.  Daughter,  Deborah  Taylor,  £60.  To 
Euphema  Clark,  daughter  of  my  son  John,  deceased,  £5.  To  Robert 
and  John,  the  2  young-est  sons  of  my  son,  John,  deceased,  £20  to  each, 
when  21.  To  Deborah  Carman,  daughter  of  said  John,  deceased,  £10, 
when  18.  To  Deborah  Carman,  daughter  of  James  Carman,  deceased, 
£15,  when  18.  To  William  and  James  Carman,  sons  of  my  son  James, 
deceased,  £10  to  each,  when  21.  Executors — son,  Benjamin,  my  son- 
in-law,  George  Taylor,  and  Thomas  Willet,  son  of  John.  Witnesses — 
John  Wall,  Elias  Strickling,  Joseph  Dennis.     Proved  Feb.   17,   1779. 

Lib.   21,   p.   12. 

1778,  Feb.  23.  Carman,  Samuel,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  plantation  where  I  live,  and  after  her  death, 
to  my  son,  Elijah,  and,  if  he  die  without  issue,  then  to  be  sold  and 
divided  among  the  female  children.  Eldest  daughter,  Martha,  my 
large  Bible.  Daughter,  Jemima,  £10,  and  Susanna  Carman  and  Sarah 
Carman  to  have  £20  each.  If  Elijah  Carman  and  his  mother  shall 
agree  to  work  the  place,  then  he  can  keep  a  cow.  James  Johnson 
to  be  at  the  disposal  of  my  wife.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  Samuel 
Hill.  Witnesses — Samuel  Purman,  Isaac  Hill,  Richard  Hill.  Proved 
May  29,  1779. 

1779,  April  24.  Inventory,  £3,059.0.3,  made  by  Samuel  Furman  and 
Peter . 

1815,   July   31.      Account   by   Samuel   Hill,    surviving   Executor. 

1804,  July  24.  Citation  to  Samuel  Hill,  to  file  his  account  as  Execu- 
tor; this  Citation  demanded  by  Robert  Coate  and  Sarah,  his  wife, 
which  said  Sarah  is  a  legatee  of  Samuel  Carman.  Lib.  21,  p.  261. 

1777,  April  8.  Carman,  Thonia.s,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Hannah  Carman.  Fellowbondsman — Israel  Everett;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Nathaniel  Scudder. 

1777,  April  7.  Inventory,  £181.4.10,  made  by  Thomas  Norris  and 
David  Olden.  Lib.   18,  p.   208. 

1779,  Sept.  24.  Carr,  Alexanfler,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  weaver; 
will  of.  Wife,  Isabella,  house  and  lot  where  I  live,  while  my  widow, 
and,  after  her  death  or  marriage,  to  my  children.  Executors — Charles 
Axford,  Jr.,  and  James  Hill.  Witnesses— Benjamin  Kallam,  David 
Holden,  Henry  Chambers.     Proved  Oct.  18,  1779. 

1779,  Oct.  2.  Inventory,  £2,325.11.3,  made  by  Stacy  Potts  and  Robert 
Hosier.  Lib.   21,  p.   255. 

1774,  May  28.  Carr,  Norris,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  taylor. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Armstrong,  of  said  place,  farmer.  Fellowbonds- 
man— James  Allen,  of  Northampton,  said  Co.,  yeoman. 

1774.  June  10.  Inventory,  £48.9.6,  made  by  Thomas  Shinn  and  Law- 
rence Webster. 

1775,  Jan.  24.  Account  by  Adm'r.  "Expences  going  to  Penn'a. 
twice,  the  time  being  about  5  days,  to  collect  debts  of  deceased,  and 
Biindrles  of  his  estate  and  bring  them  to  New  Jersey,  £2.15.9." 

Lib.  15.  p.  502;  Lib.  15,  p.  548. 


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1775,  Oct.  9.  Carp,  'William,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Sarah  Carr,  the  widow,  of  said  place,  and  Job  Allen,  of  Pequanock, 
said  Co.  Lib.  M,  p.  30. 

1772,  May  6.  Carter,  David  and  Stephen,  of  Essex  Co.  Wards.  Sons 
of  Benjamin  Carter,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Wards  make  choice 
of  Samuel  Potter  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — Samuel  Potter.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Benjamin  Bedell;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  K,  p.  413. 

1773,  July  7.  Case,  Adam,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  Int.  Adm'x 
— Catherine  Case.  Fellowbondsman — John  Opdycke;  both  of  said 
place. 

1773,  July  24.  Inventory,  £443.6.8,  made  by  Samuel  Furman  and 
John  Buchannan.  File  No.  869  J. 

1769,  May  20.  Case,  Anthony,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Peter,  £10.  Wife,  Eve  Catharine,  real 
and  personal  estate,  and  after  her  death,  to  my  children,  Peter  Case, 
John  Mathias  Case,  John  Case,  Jacob  Case,  John  Adam  Case,  Ann 
Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Francis  Pozon,  Anna  Mary,  wife  of  Coonrad 
Hummer,  and  Catharine,  wife  of  Herbert  Trimmer.  Executors — wife, 
Eve  Catharine,  Peter  Case  and  John  Mathias  Case.  Witnesses — 
Robert  Dodd,  Jacob  Serves,  Peter  Peterson. 

1769,  June  7.  Codicil.  The  surviving-  children  of  my  daughter,  Anna 
Mary,  by  her  late  husband,  Johanis  Yauger,  viz.,  Peter,  Philip,  Will- 
iam and  John  Tawger,  shall,  with  the  other  children  of  said  Anna 
Mary,  by  her  present  husband,  Conrad  Hummer,  share  that  part  of 
my  estate  so  willed  to  my  daughter,  Anna  Mary.  Witnesses — Robert 
Dodd,  Jacob  Servos,  Peter  Peterson.     Proved  Dec.  11,  1772. 

1772,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £357.9.8,  made  by  Peter  Peterson  and  Peter 
Aller.  Lib.   14,   p.   461. 

1774,  Oct.  18.  Case,  Jacob,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Mathias  Houshel  and  Jacob  Garvis.  Fellowbondsman 
— Joshua  Corshon;    all   of  said   place. 

1774,  Oct.  14.  Renunciation  by  Catherine  Case.  Witnesses — James 
York  and  Peter  Houshel. 

1774,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £165.12.3,  made  by  John  Opdycke  and 
William  Hoogland.  Lib.  15,  p.  503. 

1777,  July  1.  Case,  Joshua,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Elizabeth,  the  use  of  all  my  estate,  to  support  my  children  till  they 
are  of  age.  Lands  to  be  sold  after  wife's  decease,  and  money  given 
to  sons,  Joshua,  Joseph,  Samuel  and  John,  and  they  to  pay  to  my  son, 
Auguston,  £10,  and  to  Phinias  Case,  5  shillings,  when  they  are  of  age. 
Daughters,  Rhoda,  Susanah  and  Sarah,  moveable  estate.  Executors — 
sons,  Joshua,  Joseph  and  Samuel.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Condict, 
Silas  Jennings.     Proved  Aug.   16,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.   138. 

1777,  June  21.  Casey,  James,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Naomi  Casey,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Nicholas  Jenkins  and 
William  Wright,  yeomen;  all  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  said  Co. 

1777,  June  18.  Inventory.  £175.11.1,  made  by  William  Wrlg-ht  and 
Nicholas  Jenkins.  Lib.   18,   p.   606. 


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1771,  April  1.  Cassaboom,  Nathaniel,  of  Burlington  Co.,  yeoman. 
Int.  Adm'r — Benjamin  Vanleer,  of  Haddonfleld,  Gloucester  Co.,  prac- 
titioner in  physick.  Fellowbondsman  —  Thomas  Paxson,  of  Mount 
Holly,   Burlington  Co.,   yeoman.  Lib.   15,   p.    109. 

1777,  Aug.  13.  Cassaday,  Patrick,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elizabeth  Cassaday,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Dewitt;  both 
of  said  place.     Witness — Enoch  Anderson. 

1777,  Aug-.  13.  Inventory,  £107.10.1,  made  by  Peter  Dewitt  and 
Samuel  Lundy. 

1778,  Oct.  19.  Account  by  Daniel  Predmore,  Jr.,  and  Elizabeth,  his 
wife,  late  Elizabeth  Cassaday.  Lib.  16,  p.  509;  Lib.  16,  p.  525. 

1780,  April  7.  Cassady,  Catharine,  of  Waterford  Township,  Glouces- 
ter Co.,  widow.  Int.  Adm'r — Mark  Baldwin.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Shivers;   both  of  said   place,   yeomen. 

1780,  April  6.  Inventory,  £42.19.6,  made  by  Joseph  Cooper  and  John 
Shivers.  Lib.   22,  p.   26. 

1777,  July  22.  Casto,  'William,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  100  acres  of  land  is  to  be  divided  off  from  the  north 
side  of  my  plantation,  adjoining  Jacob  Joslin.  Son,  Abel,  50  acres 
of  the  said  100.  Son,  Azariah,  the  other  50.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Kille,  £5.  Wife,  Sarah,  my  house  and  rest  of  lands,  and  she  is  to 
educate  my  children.  My  other  children,  John,  Andrew,  David,  Jona- 
than, Jeremiah,  William,  Jacob,  Thomas  and  Abijah,  the  said  house 
and  lands  left  to  my  wife,  after  her  term  is  ended.  I  have  given  a 
gun  to  my  son  John,  and  one  to  my  son  Andrew,  and  2  acres  of  flax 
to  Andrew  and  David;  and  I  request  my  good  friend,  Eleazer  Smith, 
to  take  care  of  the  same  for  their  use.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and 
my  friend,  Eleazer  Smith.  Witnesses — Jacob  Joslin,  Elizabeth  John- 
son, James  Ewing.     Proved  Aug.   26,   1778. 

1778,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £204.6.6,  made  by  Jonathan  Harris  and 
Jacob  Joslon. 

1779,  May  1.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  16,  p.  524;  Lib.  20,  p.  266. 

1774,  Sept.  27.  Cattell,  James,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Marcy,  my  lands  and  personal  estate. 
Executrix — wife,  Marcy.  Witnesses — John  Perce,  Levi  Perce,  Isaac 
Ballinger. 

1777,  April  14.  Codicil.  Witness — Isaac  Ballinger.  Proved  April 
25,  1777.  Hannah  Perce  did  declare  that  she  was  in  the  room  when 
the  codicil  was  annexed,  and  she  heard  James  Cattell  say  that  he  did 
not  intend  his  plantation  for  Uriah  Cattell,  but  for  his  wife,  and  the 
will  must  be  altered,  as  he  did  not  think  there  was  time  to  make 
another  will. 

1777,  April  22.  Inventory,  £310.15.6,  made  by  Abel  Clement  and 
Joseph  Clement.  Lib.   18,  p.  277. 

1774,  May  30.  Cattell,  Jonas,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
blacksmith;  will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Heritage,  my  gold  sleeve  but- 
tons, and  teaspoons  marked  M  P.  Son,  James,  5  shillings.  Children, 
Uriah,  David,  Sarah,  Nathan,  Jonas,  William,  Hannah,  Amy,  Amos 
and  Martha,  a  bond  of  £200  which  I  have  against  James  Cattell.  Wife, 
Sarah,  the  rest  of  my  goods,  and  she  is  to  educate  my  younger  chil- 


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dren.      Executrix  —  wife,    Sarah.      Witnesses  —  Nathan    Ward,    Robert 
French.     Proved  June  1,  1776. 

1776,  May  27.  Inventory,  £292.5.1,  made  by  Habakkuk  Ward  and 
Isaac  Ballinger.  Lib.   17,   p.   312. 

1774,  Aus>  31.  Cawood,  John,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Cawood,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Elias  Marsh, 
of  Amboy,   said  Co. 

1774,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £42.19.0,  taken  at  the  house  of  Joseph 
Cawood,  by  Daniel  Drake  and  Timothy  Ross. 

1774,  Sept.  13.  Inventory,  made  by  Elijah  Dunham  and  John  Dis- 
brow.  Lib.  L,  p.   155. 

1780,  March  23.  Cawood,  Joseph,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.,  husband- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  %  of  the  estate,  and  my  heir  to  have 
the  rest,  paying-  to  my  oldest  brother,  Rezia  Cawood,  5  shillings. 
Executors — John  Collins  and  Evi  Addams,  and  my  wife,  Hannah. 
Witnesses — Peter  Snyder,  John  Van  Sickle,  Cornelius  Van  Sickle. 
Proved  April  14,  1780. 

1780,  April  10.  Inventory,  £86.4.5,  made  by  Charles  Backster  and 
Peter  Snyder.  Lib.   22,   p.   135. 

1777,  May  21.  Chamberlain,  Jacob,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Chamberlain.  Fellowbondsman — Adam  Ege;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Jared   Saxton   and   Nehemiah   Saxton. 

1777,  May  19.  Inventory,  £36.16.2,  made  by  Adam  Ege  and  Daniel 
Howell.  Lib.  18,  p.  607. 

1772,  April  29,  Chamberlin,  Lewis,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  William,  £100.  Wife  Lucreshe,  £50. 
I  also  give  to  son,  William,  £100,  which  he  has  had  in  his  hands  since 
1764.  Son,  John,  the  plantation  w^here  he  lives,  formerly  the  estate 
of  Francis  Quick,  deceased,  of  248  acres.  Son,  Lewis,  plantation 
where  I  live,  and  the  land  in  the  Rocks.  Son,  Uriah,  £100,  when  21. 
Daughter,  Hannah,  wife  of  Daniel  Woolverton,  £50.  Daughter,  Re- 
becca Slack,  £50.  Daughter,  Lucreshe,  £100.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Hoogeland,  £50.  Daughter,  Ann  Sutphen,  £50.  Daughter,  Rachel, 
£100.  My  plantation  the  north  side  of  Newshanick,  of  220  odd  acres 
(except  what  my  wife  and  Lewis  is  to  have),  to  be  sold.  Executors — 
Son,  Lewis,  and  my  son-in-law,  Derick  Sutphen.  Witnesses — John 
Stout,  Gershom  Craven,  Jacob  Mattison.     Proved  May  18,  1772. 

1772,  May  21.  Inventory,  £1,373.5.4,  made  by  Thomas  Atkinson  and 
Joseph   Moore. 

1789,  Sept.   22.     Account  by  Derrick  Sutphen,  acting  Executor. 

Lib.  15,  p.  485. 

1780,  Feb.  7.  Chambers,  Klizabeth,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Chambers.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Ferine;  both  of  Freehold, 
said  Co.     Witness — Kenneth  Ferine. 

1780,  March  21.  Inventory,  £524.15.0,  made  by  John  Henderson  and 
Elisha  Walton.  Lib.  24,  p.   135. 

1776,  Jan.  26.  Chambers,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Susannah  Chambers,  all  real  and  moveable  estate,  and  negros, 
except  the  bonds,  which  are  to  be  collected  and  divided  among  my 
wife  and  children,  William,  John,  Henry,  David,  Robert,  and  Susannah 


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Chambers.  Sister,  Elizabeth  Chambers,  £10.  Executors — wife,  Su- 
sannah, and  my  friends,  Reverand  Elihu  Spencer  and  Obadiah  Howell. 
Witnesses — Philip  Palmer,  Jr.,  Benjamin  Hart,  Richard  Harcourt. 
Proved  Feb.   1,   1779. 

1779,  Jan.  5.  Inventory,  £2,319.18.3,  made  by  Alexander  Chambers 
and  Charles  Axford,  Jr.  Lib.   20,   p.   386. 

1777,  June  29.  Chambers,  Joseph,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary  Chambers,  £100.  Son- 
in-law,  Gilbert  Covenhoven,  £200.  Son-in-law,  James  Renox,  £100. 
Daughter,  Jane  Chambers,  £100.  Daughter,  Rachel  Adams,  5  shillings. 
Son,  Ezekiel,  £5.  Son,  Zebulon,  £5.  Daughter,  Rebeckah,  5  shillings. 
Executors — friends,  Robert  Chambers  and  Robert  Wilson.  Witnesses 
— Hezekiah  Howell,  Thomas  Scott,  Isaac  Brittin.  Proved  July  19, 
1777. 

1777,  July  18.  Inventory,  £1,598.14.0,  made  by  Benjamin  Yard  and 
Benjamin  South.  Lib.   18,   p.   593. 

1774,  May  24.  Chambers,  Robert,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £50.  Son,  John,  £40.  Sister, 
Elizabeth  Chambers,  one  cow.  Sons,  William,  David  and  Robert,  rest 
of  personal  and  real  estate,  and  they  to  pay  ^A  to  their  sisters,  Mary 
and  Elizabeth.  Executors — my  sons,  William  and  David.  Witnesses 
— John  Hammell,  John  Brown,  John  Cubberley.     Proved  July  9,   1774. 

1774,  June  13.  Inventory,  £832.15.2,  made  by  Jonathan  Hutchinson 
and  John  Tindall.  Lib.  16,  p.  259. 

1778,  April  14.  Chambers,  Samuel,  of  Wallpack,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  all  real  and  personal  during  her  life.  Son,  William,  15 
shillings.  Daughter,  Jean,  £8.  Sons,  William,  Benjamin,  John,  Peter, 
Joseph  and  James,  and  my  daughters,  Christina,  Mary  and  Jean,  all 
my  estate.  Said  Cnristina  is  deceased.  Executors — Daniel  Decker 
and  Harmanus  Cole.  Witnesses — Abraham  Decker,  Robert  Lockerby, 
Nicoles  Brink.     Proved  Nov.  9,   1778. 

1778,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  £83.1.3,  made  by  Robert  Lockerby  and 
Abraham  Decker.  Lib.   20,   p.   313. 

1774,  July  22.  Champion,  John,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  my  plantation  where  I  live, 
and  all  my  other  lands;  he  paying  to  my  daughter,  Sarah  Champion, 
£100.  Daughter,  Sarah  Champion,  bed,  silver  spoons,  etc.  Executors 
— son,  Joseph,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Joseph  Eves.  Witnesses — 
James  Wills,  Samuel  Shinn,  Joseph  Goldy.     Proved  Aug.  13,  1774. 

1774,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £385.3.6,  made  by  Abraham  Leeds  and 
Francis  Venicomb.  Lib.    17,   p.   73. 

1773,  Oct.  4.  Champneys,  Joseph,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Re- 
becca Champneys,  of  Pitts  Grove,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsmen — Samuel 
Elwell,  of  Pitts  Grove,  and  Joseph  Heward,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumber- 
land Co. 

1773,  Sept.  30.  Inventory,  £745.15.8,  made  by  William  Alderman  and 
Joseph  Heward.  File  No.  1528  Q. 

1779,  May  23.  Chandler,  Mary,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — James  Chandler.  Fellowbondsman — Matthias  Ogden;  both  of 
said  place. 


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1779,  May  24.  Inventory,  £194.9.3,  made  by  David  Woodruff  and 
Jonathan  Price.     "Cash  was  paid  by  Samuel  Chandler."     Lib.  22,  p.  25. 

1770,  June  20.  Chandler,  Samuel,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.,  carpenter;  will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  all  she  brought  to  me,  that  she 
had  before  our  marriage.  Daughter,  Phebe,  wife  of  Samuel  Lyon,  £5. 
Daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Lydia,  rest  of  moveable  estate.  Son, 
Samuel,  that  land  at  the  Cove,  where  his  house  stands,  and  Vs  of  the 
salt  meadow.  Sons,  David  and  Stephen,  the  rest  of  my  lands.  Execu- 
tors— son,  Stephen,  and  my  friend,  Daniel  Price.  Witnesses — George 
Frazee,   Peter  Kleinhoff,   James  Chandler.     Proved  Jan.   23,   1771. 

Lib.  K,  p.   286. 

1773,  Dec.  11.  Chasey,  John,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.,  currier; 
will  of.  Wife,  Anne,  all  my  furniture.  Son,  John,  my  currying  tools. 
Son,  Pearce,  5  sTiillings.  Son-in-law,  Matthew  Elly,  my  house  and 
lot,  but  my  wife  is  to  have  the  use  of  it.  Daughters,  Margret  and 
Ellin,  rest  of  money.  Executor — friend,  Joseph  Stillwell.  Witnesses 
— Moses  Shepherd,  Samuel  Burge,  Nathaniel  Tilton.  Proved  Jan.  12, 
1774.  Lib.   L,   p.   79. 

1771,  Jan.  9.  Chattin,  Abraham,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r  —  Thomas  Robson.  Fellowbondsman  —  Benjamin 
Rambo;  both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Josiah  Chattin. 

1771,  Jan.  8.  Renunciation  by  Ruth  Chattin,  widow  of  said  Abra- 
ham Chattin,  and  her  daughter-in-law,  Alice  Chattin,  in  favor  of 
kinsman,  Thomas  Robson. 

1771,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  £411.5.1%,  made  by  James  Brown  and 
David  Cooper. 

1774,  March  24.  Account  by  Adm'r.  "To  cash  received  from  the 
Auditors  of  Francis  Chattin's  effects,  who  did  abscond  to  Salem, 
which  was  the  dividend  due  to  the  estate  from  Abraham  Chattin. 
The  said  Francis  Chattin  absconded  from  his  creditors." 

Lib.   15,  p.   72;  Lib.   15,   p.   513. 

1779,  June  16.  Chattin,  Josiah,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — James  Miller.  Fellowbondsman — James  Willtins; 
both  of  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1779,  June  17.  Inventory,  £220.2.0,  made  by  Joseph  Low  and  James 
Wilkins,  on  the  estate  of  Josiah  Chattin  and  Mary  Chattin,  deceased. 

Lib.  22,  p.  28. 

1774,  May  15.  Cheesman,  Uriah,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah  Cheesman,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  while 
my  widow.  Son,  Alexander,  land  I  live  on,  except  hereafter  men- 
tioned. Son,  John,  land  now  in  tenure  of  Francis  Saunders.  Son, 
Joseph,  the  land  by  the  line  of  Samuel  Wetherill.  Daughter,  Ann, 
the  flats  along  the  line  of  Richard  Cheesman.  Son,  Alexander,  40 
acres  of  cedar  swamp  on  Maurice  River.  Executors — wife,  Hannah, 
and  son,  Alexander.  Witnesses — Francis  Saunders,  John  Lewellen, 
James  Munden.     Proved  April  2,  1777. 

1777,  March  28.  Inventory,  £265.5.9,  made  by  Lazarus  Pine  and 
Isaac  Jones.  Lib.  18,  p.  257. 

1775,  April  13.  Cheever,  Ezekiel,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co. ;  will 
of.     Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  divided  between 


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Jonathan,  Rachel  and  Sarah.  Executors  —  Jacob  Morrell,  Nathan 
Reeves  and  Jonathan  Cheever.  Witnesses — Jacob  Freeman,  Mary- 
Freeman,  Hannah  Stiles.     Proved  June  6,  1775.  Lib.  L,  p.   377. 

1776,  Dec.  8.  Chesshire,  Jonathan,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  That  plantation  in  Hanover,  where  John  Molsbury  lives,  to 
be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  given  to  the  following-  legatees;  the 
male  children  of  my  cousins,  John,  Jonathan,  Joseph,  Samuel  and 
Robert  Kirby,  to  have  a  double  share,  and  the  female  children  of  all 
their  father's  aforesaid  to  have  each  a  half,  as  they  come  of  age.  An 
equal  share  is  to  be  given  to  the  children  of  Joseph  Hopkins;  whose 
names  are,  Moses,  Asa,  Joseph  and  Burzelai  Hopkins,  and  Mary  Hop- 
kins. To  my  brother,  Samuel  Chesshire's  widow  and  children,  £100. 
Cousin  Mary  Lownsbury,  £20,  and  to  her  son,  Samuel  Lownsbury,  £10. 
Cousin,  Mary  Woodward,  wife  of  Jesse  Woodward,  £5.  Cousin,  Eliza- 
beth Fowler,  £5.  To  Chesterfield  Monthly  Meeting,  £20,  for  building 
the  new  meeting  house.  To  the  children  of  John,  Jonathan,  Joseph, 
Samuel  and  Robert  Kirby,  and  Joseph  Hopkins,  the  rest  of  moneys. 
Cousin,  Ann  Hopkins,  wife  of  Joseph  Hopkins,  my  bed.  To  Amy 
Kirby,  wife  of  Robert  Kirby,  a  bed.  Executors — Cousin,  Robert 
Kirby,  and  Gervas  Pharo.  Witnesses  —  Barzillai  Ivins,  Zachariah 
Cleavenger,   Israel  Kirby.     Proved  March  17,   1777. 

1777,  March  14.  Inventory,  £1,445.5.0,  made  by  John  Bullock  and 
Benjamin  Kirby.  Lib.  18,  p.  127. 

1775,  July  10.  Chesnut,  Benjamin,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  minister  of  the 
Gospel;  will  of.  Wife,  Ruth  Chesnut,  £100,  and  all  she  brought  with 
her.  Daughter,  Sarah  Chesnut,  all  real  and  rest  of  personal  estate. 
Brother,  John  Chesnut,  £50  and  my  negro  man.  To  my  brother's  son, 
Thomas  Chesnut,  my  watch.  Sister,  Jean  Thompson,  £25.  Sister, 
Martha  Ramsey,  £25.  To  College  of  Princeton,  £25.  To  the  poor  of 
the  City  of  Boston,  £25.  Executors — daughter,  Sarah  Chesnut,  and 
Isaac  Snowdon,  of  Philadelphia.  Witnesses — John  Walling,  John 
Murphy,  John  Clark.     Proved  July  29,   1775.  Lib.   17,   p.   214. 

1773,  Dec.  7.  Chester,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter, 
Lydia,  8%  acres  of  land  in  the  Lower  Precinct  of  this  Co.,  and  also 
my  right  on  the  Five  Mile  Beach,  when  18.  Likewise,  she  is  to  have 
my  personal  estate.  Executor — Downes  Edmunds,  my  friend.  Wit- 
nesses— Elizabeth  Reeves,  Lydia  Buck,  Thomas  Ewing.  Proved  March 
14,   1775. 

1773,  Dec.  21.  Inventory,  £28.0.0,  made  by  Ephraim  Kent  and  Abra- 
ham Woolson.  Lib.   17,  p.   182. 

1778,  Nov.  16.  Chester,  John,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Daniel  Chester,  all  my  lands,  as  he  is  21.  Two 
daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  %  of  my  hard  money,  when  they  are 
18.  Executor — friend,  David  Brown.  Witnesses — Anna  Long,  Moses 
Long,  Joshua  Paul.     Proved  March  20,   1779. 

1779,  March  17.  Inventory,  £1,312.16.6,  made  by  William  Cozens 
and  Joshua  Paul. 

1780,  March  13.     Account  by  Executor.     Lib.  20,  p.  382;  Lib.  22,  p.  67. 

1773,  Dec.  8.  Chew,  Jefifery,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Jonathan  Chew,  100  acres  of  land,  being  part  of  land  I 
bought  of  Hannah  Rowllnson,  being  along  the  line  of  Abraham  Dilks, 


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and  that  of  James  Cooper.  Son,  Jesse,  the  plantation  on  the  south- 
west side  of  Edwards  Branch,  in  Greenwich  Township.  Son,  Samuel, 
the  land  I  bought  of  Robert  Field,  on  southwest  side  of  the  south 
branch  of  great  Mantua  Creek,  known  by  the  naine  of  Indian  Town 
Tract.  Son,  David,  the  rest  of  the  land  I  bought  of  Hannah  Rowlin- 
son;  the  land  joining  thereto,  which  I  bought  of  Elinor,  the  widow 
and  Executrix  of  my  brother,  Joseph  Chew;  the  tract  where  I  live, 
which  I  bought  of  Constantine  Wood;  and  the  land  I  bought  of 
Samuel  Moffet;  reserving  one  acre,  to  be  measured  off  the  plantation 
I  live  on,  on  the  west  side,  below  the  Crossway  and  between  the 
west  line  and  the  run,  which  I  give  to  my  sons,  Jonathan,  Jesse, 
Samual  and  David,  and  my  daughters,  Susannah  Wilson  and  Anna 
Paul,  and  children  of  my  daughter,  Sarah  Eldridge,  deceased,  and 
their  heirs,  for  a  burying  place  for  themselves,  families  and  posterity, 
and  for  no  other  use.  Grandson,  Jeffery  Chew,  the  son  of  my  son, 
David,  my  large  Bible,  and  my  long  gun.  The  rest  of  real  and  per- 
sonal estate  I  give  thereof,  1/5  to  son,  Jesse,  1/5  to  son,  Samual,  1/5 
to  daughter,  Susannah  Wilson,  1/5  to  daughter,  Anna  Paul,  and  1/5 
to  the  children  of  my  daughter,  Sarah  Eldridge.  Executors — son, 
David,  and  my  son-in-law,  David  Eldridge.  Witnesses  —  Abigail 
Blackwood,  Cassandra  Clement,  Samuel  Blackwood,  Jr.,  Samuel  Black- 
wood, Sr.     Proved  April  24,   1774. 

1774,  April  24.  Renunciation  by  David  Chew.  Witness — Samuel 
Blackwood.  Lib.   16,  p.  353. 

1772,  Nov.  7.  Chew,  John,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  All  estate  to  be  sold,  and  all  given  to  my  wife,  Mary, 
and  the  child  she  goes  with.  Executors — Wife,  Mary,  and  my  friend, 
Jonathan  Williams.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Carter,  Ann  Smallwood, 
Isaac  Tomlinson.     Proved  Nov.   12,   1772.  Lib.   14,   p.   468. 

1775,  May  16.  Chew,  Nathaniel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Chew.  Fellowbondsman  —  Buddell  Shinn;  both  of  Mount 
Holly,  said  Co.  Lib.   15,  p.   533. 

1777,  April  1.  Chew,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman.  Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret  Chew,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  "West; 
both  of  Greenwich  Township,   said  Co.     Witness — Elijah   Cozens. 

1777,  March  23.  Inventory,  £209.1.5,  made  by  Thomas  Taber  and 
Thomas  West. 

1781,   Aug.   30.     Account  by   Margaret  Carter,    late   Margaret  Chew. 

Lib.   16,  p.  528;  Lib.  23,   p.   345. 

1772,  Dec.  7.  Chuniurd,  John,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  If  my  personal  estate  will  not  pay  my  debts,  my  execu- 
tors are  to  sell  my  mill  and  houses  now  occupied  by  my  brother, 
Samuel  Chumard,  with  as  much  pine  land  and  cedar  swamp  as  is 
necessary.  "Wife,  Mary,  £15  yearly,  while  my  widow;  also  a  colt  at 
the  plantation  of  John  Tonkin,  in  Springfield.  Daughter,  Mary,  3 
silver  spoons.  Brothers,  William,  Francis,  Samuel  and  Thomas,  my 
apparel.  Daughters,  Hannah,  Achsah  and  Mary,  rest  of  personal  and 
real,  when  Mary  is  21.  Executors — my  wife,  Nathan  Folwell  and  John 
Black.  Witnesses — Thomas  Reynolds,  Marmaduke  Fort,  Amos  Atkin- 
son.    Proved  Jan.  14,  1773. 

1773,  Jan.  11.  Inventory,  £319.4.11,  made  by  John  Goldy  and  Will- 
lam   Budd. 


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1783,  April  1.  Account  by  Nathan  Polwell  and  John  Black,  Execu- 
tors. Lib.  16,  p.  118;  Lib.  24,  p.  219. 

1773,  Dec.  S.  Church,  Alice,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  Silas  Church,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian 
— James  Ogden,  of  said  place,  blacksmith.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Ogden,  of  said  place,  yeoman.  Lib.  14,  p.  543. 

1775,  Jan.  22.  Church,  Joseph,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Silas  Church,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Joseph,  having-  land 
devised  to  him  by  his  father,  makes  choice  of  James  Ogden  as  his 
Guardian.  Guardian — James  Ogden.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Fith- 
ian;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.   16,   p.   486. 

1772,  Oct.  28.  Clark,  Benjamin,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Susana,  use  of  all  real  and  personal  estate,  while 
my  widow;  after  which,  my  sons,  Alexander  and  Andrew,  to  have 
the  land.  Daughters,  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Sarah  and  Jane,  the  furniture. 
Executors — sons,  Alexander  and  Andrew.  Witnesses — William  Clark, 
Sr.,  Benjamin  Van  Cleaf,  Jr.     Proved  Feb.   1,   1779. 

1779,  Feb.  16.  Inventory,  £187.6.0,  made  by  Garret  Covenhoven  and 
Hendrick  Covenhoven.  Lib.  21,  p.  14. 

1772,  March  20.  Clark,  Charles,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  Esq.; 
will  of.  Son,  Daniel,  the  plantation  which  I  bought  of  Jonathan 
Davis,  deceased,  lying  in  Trenton,  except  that  part  which  lies  on  the 
north  side  of  the  road  that  leads  from  Charles  Axford,  Jr.,  across  the 
Scotch  road  to  the  river  road,  where  Stephen  Field  lives.  Son,  Benja- 
min, the  rest  of  my  lands  in  Trenton.  Daughter,  Abigail  Howell,  £150. 
Daughter,  Phebe  McQuill,  the'  interest  of  £150,  and,  after  her  death, 
the  £150  to  be  divided  between  her  3  daughters,  Susanah  Carter, 
Hannah  Carter  and  Abigail  Carter.  Grandson,  Charles  Clark,  son  of 
my  son  Samuel,  deceased,  20  shillings,  and  to  my  grandson,  Benjamin 
Clark,  son  of  said  Samuel,  £30.  Grandson,  Daniel  Clark,  son  of 
Charles  Clark,  Jr.,  deceased,  £30.  To  the  Trustees  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  of  Trenton,  £20,  to  be  put  to  interest,  and  the  interest 
only  used.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Benjamin,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  Daniel  and  Benjamin.  Witnesses — James  Burroughs, 
Joseph  Tindall,   Nathaniel  Temple.     Proved  April   5,   1777. 

1777,  March  28.  Inventory,  £1,038.6.3,  made  by  John  Reeder  and 
Jacob  Carle.  Lib.   18,   p.   295. 

1761,  April  16.  Clark,  Daniel,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  my  moveable  estate,  and  use  of 
my  lands.  Son,  Benjamin,  that  land  that  lies  by  Robert  Meeker,  that 
I  bought  of  John  Crane.  Son,  Jacob,  my  home  lot,  where  I  live. 
Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  my  sons,  Benjamin  and  Jacob.  Wit- 
nesses— Stephen    Passel,    Jonathan   Megil.      Proved    March    8,    1779. 

Lib.   21,   p.  48. 

1774,  Dec.  12.  Clark,  Daniel,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rachel,  use  of  all  my  lands,  and  use  of  personal  estate,  till 
my  daughters  are  18.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Charles,  all  my  lands. 
Daughters,  Mary,  Anne  and  Phebe  Clark,  personal  estate,  when  they 
are  18.     Executors — wife,  Rachel,  and  brother-in-law,  Abijah  Holmes. 


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Witnesses — Thomas    Brown,    Jonathan    Elmer,    Joel    Fithian.      Proved 
at  Greenwich,  Jan.   11,   1774. 

1775,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  £1,129.14.11,  made  by  Thomas  Brown  and 
Jonathan    Bowen.  Lib.    17,    p.    2. 

1780,  Jan.  8.  Clark,  George,  of  Pilesgrove  Township,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  William,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  of  129 
acres.  Daughter,  Jean  Town,  £20.  Daughter,  Rebecca  Chattin,  £20. 
Daughter,  Margaret  Webster,  £20.  Son,  Robert,  5  shillings.  Son, 
James,  5  shillings.  Son,  Thomas,  the  plantation  he  lives  on,  of  118 
acres.  Executors  —  sons,  Robert  and  James.  Witnesses  —  Thomas 
Denny,  Moses  Wood,  Henry  Kiger.     Proved  Dec.  15,  1780. 

1780,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £176,15.9,  made  by  Henry  Kiger  and 
George  Horner.  Lib.  23,  p.  385. 

1771,  Sept.  17.  Clark,  Henry,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.,  Int. 
Adm'r — Jesse  Clarke,  son  and  one  of  the  largest  creditors.  Fellow- 
bondsman — William  Scudder;   both  of  said   place,  yeomen. 

1771,  Sept.  18.  Inventory,  £7.16.0,  made  by  Ephraim  Marsh  and 
John  Scudder,  Jr.  Lib.  K,   p.   367. 

1774,  April  9.  Clark,  James,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  household  goods,  given  to  her  by  her  father, 
and  she  may  live  on  the  plantation.  Son,  James,  a  bed,  which  was 
his  mother's.  Sons,  George,  Thomas  and  John,  who  are  minors,  to  be 
supported.  Son,  James,  is  to  have  no  right  on  my  plantation.  Son, 
James,  £60.  Daughter,  Mary,  £60.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £60.  Execu- 
tors— neighbors,  Joakim  Griggs,  Gershom  Lee,  and  my  brother-in-law, 
George  Drake.  Witnesses — George  Alexander,  Henry  Bailie,  Jasper 
Smith.     Proved  April   25,    1774. 

1774,  April  25.  Inventory,  £381.5.0,  made  by  Samuel  Griggs  and 
Joseph  Moore.  Lib.   16,  p.   321. 

1769,  March  2.  Clark,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Infirm  of  body.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  real  estate, 
till  my  2  sons  are  21.  Son,  John,  the  place  where  I  live,  along  the 
line  of  John  Nutman  and  Isaac  Arnett.  Son,  William,  rest  of  my 
home  lot.  Daughters,  Sarah  and  Abigail,  £25,  when  21.  Son,  William, 
£30,  when  21.  Son,  John,  all  the  meadow  by  the  Town  Creek.  Son, 
William,  the  meadow  near  the  One  Tree  Bridge,  joining  Abner  Wood- 
ruff. Land  adjoining  Samuel  Ogden,  and  other  land  joining  Caleb 
Brown,  may  be  sold.  Wife,  all  personal  estate,  to  bring  up  the  chil- 
dren. Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  friend,  Isaac  Arnett.  Witnesses 
— William  Harriman,  Nehemiah  Wade,  Nathan  Woodruff.  Proved 
March  29,   1771.  Lib.  K,   p.   313. 

1777,  March  15.  Clark,  John,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman 
and  blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  use  of  my  moveable  estate  and 
lands,  while  my  widow.  Son,  Alexander,  £10  and  the  plantation  which 
he  now  has,  but  he  is  to  pay  £283  to  my  estate.  Son,  Cornelius,  £200. 
Son,  John,  the  plantation  where  he  lives,  but  he  is  to  pay  £300  after 
the  death  of  his  mother.  Son,  Nicholas,  £200.  Daughter,  Leah,  who 
is  not  married,  £200.  Executors — John  Reed,  my  son,  Alexander,  and 
Cornelius  Clark.  Witnesses — Zebulon  Baird,  Abraham  Probasco,  John 
Schenck.     Proved  April  16.   1777. 

1777,  April  5.  Inventory,  £317.15.6,  made  by  Zebielon  Baird,  David 
Gordon,  David  Loyd  and  John  Schenck.  Lib.  18,  p.  435. 


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1778,  Oct.  27.  Clark,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Charles 
Fisher.     Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Albertson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.  508. 

1772,  April  1.  Clark,  Jotham,  of  Borough  of  Ellizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Elxecutors  to  sell  the  Pond  Lot;  also  land  I  bought  of  Mat- 
thias Burnet;  also  4  acres  on  the  Ridge,  which  was  bought  of  Moses 
Thompson;  also  2  lots  in  the  Elizabeth  Town  meadow.  Wife,  Sarah, 
use  of  Vs  of  my  plantation,  and  %  of  my  moveable  estate.  To  Phebe, 
widow  of  my  son,  Jotham  Clark,  deceased,  use  of  Va  of  my  plantation, 
and  the  use  of  one  of  my  houses,  while  she  is  a  widow.  Daughter, 
Mary,  £10,  and  use  of  %  of  my  plantation,  and  use  of  a  room  in  one 
of  my  houses,  while  she  remains  unmarried.  Daughter,  Rhoda,  wife 
of  Richard  Townley,  £10.  Grandson,  Jotham  Winans,  if  he  live  to  be 
21,  ten  acres  in  the  north  side  of  the  road,  joining  to  Moses  Thomp- 
son, and  the  land  I  bought  of  Matthias  Burnet;  but  he  is  to  work 
for  his  grandmother,  Sarah  Clark,  for  2  years  and  6  months.  The 
money  that  remains  to  be  given  to  Deborah,  the  wife  of  James 
Carpenter;  Mary,  who  is  unmarried;  Martha,  the  wife  of  Aaron 
Tatuot;  Rhoda,  the  wife  of  Richard  Townley;  Rachel,  the  wife  of 
Henry  Brown,  and  the  children  that  are  now  born  of  Phebe,  the 
wife  of  Isaac  Frazee,  one  part  among  them,  and  one  part  among  the 
children  of  my  daughter,  Hannah,  who  was  the  wife  of  Henry 
Bounel,  since  deceased.  Grandsons,  David  Clark,  Jotham  Clark  and 
John  Clark,  the  rest  of  my  plantation,  when  they  are  21.  Executors 
— sons-in-law,  James  Carpenter  and  Richard  Townley.  Witnesses — 
Moses  Thompson,  Aaron  Wade,  Timothy  Whitehead.  Proved  April 
7,  1772.  Lib.  K,   p.   436. 

1770,  June  1.  Clark,  Stephen,  of  Deptford,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Brothers,  Josiah,  Levi,  Benjamin  and  John,  my  "Flatt," 
which  is  now  a  building  by  William  Gosley.  Sister,  Priscilla  Heri- 
tage, a  bed.  The  rest  of  my  goods  to  my  4  brothers,  and  3  sisters, 
Hannah  Stiles,  Elizabeth  Moffett  and  Priscilla  Heritage.  Executors 
— father,  Richard  Clark,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Benjamin  Heritage. 
Witnesses — William  Lenard,  Rebekah  Lenard,  Joseph  Heritage. 
Proved   Nov.   4,   1771. 

1771,  March  2.  Inventory,  £134.16.3%,  made  by  Judah  Heritage  and 
Patrick  Flaningam. 

1775,  Jan.  31.     Account  by  Executors.    Lib.  15,  p.  231;  Lib.  15,  p.  536. 

1779,  May  22.  Clark,  Timothy,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Margery  Clark.     Fellowbondsman — Jeffery  Clark;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.   22,   p.   29. 

1760,  Nov.  2.  Clark,  William,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester, 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Joal,  the  plantation  where  I  live;  also  my 
cedar  swamp  on  a  branch  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  River,  which  is  a 
part  located  to  Samuel  Harrison.  Son,  William,  a  suit  of  apparel; 
he  has  had  considerable.  Grandchildren,  the  children  of  my  deceased 
son,  Cornelius,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Deborough  Champion,  £20. 
Three  daughters,  Esther,  Abigail  and  Lydia  Clark,  rest  of  personal 
estate.  (Said  daughters  are  all  single.)  Executors — daughter.  De- 
borough  Champion,  and  my  son,  Joal.  Witnesses — Beulah  Clement, 
Hephzibah  Evens,   Samuel  Clement.     Proved  June   15,    1773. 

1773,  June  12.  Inventory,  £553.0. V^,  made  by  Jacob  Jenings  and 
Josiah  Albertson.  Lib.   16,  p.  71. 


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1768,  Sept.  18.  Clarke,  James,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Eldest  son,  James,  that  part  of  my  plantation  to  the  south 
of  my  outside  fence;  also  the  meadow  called  Maples  Swamp;  also  1^ 
the  land  in  Tautamy's  Swamp.  Son,  Isaac,  my  mansion  and  planta- 
tion, except  the  above;  also  V2  of  the  Tautamy  Swamp,  and  he  to  pay- 
to  each  of  my  daughters,  Rachel  Clarke  and  Hannah  Clarke,  £50. 
Daughter,  Hannah,  the  land  where  George  Hawk  lives,  of  6  acres. 
Wife,  Hannah,  provided  for.  Daughters,  Rachel,  Hannah  and  Anne, 
moveable  estate.  Executors — sons,  James  and  Isaac.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Worth,  James  Olden,  William  Worth.     Proved  Oct.   7,  1771. 

1771,  Sept.  18.  Inventory,  £485.0.6,  made  by  Joseph  Skelton  and 
Joseph  Olden.  Lib.  K,  p.   365. 

1777,  Dec.  26.  Clarke,  Rachel,  of  Stony  Brook,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Cousin,  Rachel  Hunt,  my  house  and  lot  on  Stoney  Brook,  at  the 
bridge,  on  north  side  of  highway,  and  a  woodlot  on  the  east  side  of 
David  Brearly,  when  she  is  21,  but,  if  she  die,  it  is  to  be  sold,  and 
the  money  given  to  my  brother,  James  Clarke,  and  my  sisters,  Han- 
nah Clarke  and  Anne  Clarke.  Brother,  William  Clarke,  a  mare. 
Cousin,  Rachel  Hunt,  my  riding  chair.  Executors — brothers,  William 
Clarke  and  John  Clarke.  Witnesses — James  Clark,  Ezekiel  Clarke, 
William   Worth.     Proved   April    29,    1785. 

1778,  May  15.  Inventory,  £249.7.4,  made  by  John  Clarke  and  Will- 
lam  Clarke.  Lib.   27,   p.   238. 

1779,  Nov.  16.  Clarkson,  Anthony,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Ridgway,  of  Mansfield.  Fellowbondsman — John  Lawrence, 
Esq.,    of   Burlington;    both   of   said   Co.      Witness — Robert   Burchan. 

Lib.   22,  p.  15. 

1771,  Feb.  19.  Clarkson,  James,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Henry  Force  and  Robert  Clarkson.  Fellowbondsmen — Abra- 
ham Freeman  and  John  Clarkson;  all  of  said  Co. 

1771,  Feb.  18.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Clarkson,  widow  of  said 
James.      Witnesses — Robert  Clarkson    and   John   Clarkson. 

Lib.  K,  p.  257. 

1771,  July  10.  Clarkson,  James,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Abraham  Pain.  Fellowbondsman — Philip  Kearny,  Esq.;  both 
of  Perth  Amboy,  said  Co.     Witness — John  Thomson.       Lib.  K,  p.  355. 

1779,  Oct.  19.  Clayton,  John,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Clayton,  widow  of  said  John.  Fellowbondsman — David 
Johnston;    both   of   said   place.      Witness — William   Hilsey. 

1779,  Oct.  25.  Inventory,  £721.10.0,  made  by  Joshua  Anderson  and 
George  Walker.  Lib.   22,  p.   16. 

1779,  Nov.  19.  Clayton,  John,  Sr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Clayton,  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Thomas  Henderson 
and   Rachel   Henderson. 

1784,  March  18.  Inventory,  £251.0.2,  made  by  Kenneth  Anderson, 
Jr.,  and  Thomas  Cook.  Two  bonds  due  from  Joseph  Clayton,  for 
the  above  amount.  Lib.  24,  p.  135. 

1780,  Aug.  16.  Clayton,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — David 
Clayton.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Henderson;  both  of  Freehold, 
said  Co.     Witnesses — Rachel   Henderson   and   Hope  Burrowes. 


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1780,  Aug-.  18.  Inventory,  £88.6.6,  made  by  Garrit  Vanderveer  and 
John  Morford.  Lib.  24,  p.   136. 

1772,  Dec.  21.  Cleavenger,  Thomas,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Job  Clevenger.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Kirby; 
both  of  New  Hanover  Tovimship,   Burlington  Co. 

1772,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £166.11.4,  made  by  Amos  Wright  and 
Benjamin  Kirby.  Lib.   14,  p.  507. 

1758,  May  31.  Cleayton,  William,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  hatter; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Cleayton,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  after 
paying  the  legacies.  To  Thomas  Cleayton,  son  of  Parnal  Cleayton, 
deceased,  £5,  when  21.  To  William  Cleayton,  son  of  said  Parnal,  £5, 
when  21.  Executrix  —  wife,  Elizabeth.  Witnesses  —  Aaron  Doud, 
George  Biles,  John  Livingston.     Proved  Sept.  20,  1779.     Lib.  21,  p.  127. 

1776,  March  8.  Clement,  Jacob,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester; 
will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  all  this  plantation  where  I  live,  when  he  is  21; 
also  2  acres  of  cedar  swamp,  which  join  my  brother,  Samuel's,  and 
he  is  to  pay  my  daughters,  £20.  Rest  of  real  and  personal  to  be  sold, 
and  the  money  paid  to  my  daughters,  Rebecca,  Cassandra,  Anne,  Eliz- 
abeth, Ruth,  Sarah  and  Hannah,  as  they  arrive  to  18  years  of  ag-e. 
Executors — brother,  Samuel  Clement,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Josiah 
Albertson.  Witnesses — Josiah  Albertson,  James  Davis,  Samuel  Black- 
wood.     Proved   May   27,    1777. 

1777,  May  27.  Renunciation  by  Samuel  Clement  and  Josiah  Albert- 
son.      Witnesses — Samuel   Kenard   and   James  Talman. 

1777,  June  11.  Adm'r — Samuel  Clement,  Jr.,  of  Township  and  Co. 
of  Gloucester.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Clement,  of  Newton,  said 
Co.  Witness — Isaac  Kay.  "Whereas,  Jacob  Clement,  the  younger, 
did  make  his  will,  and  appoint  his  brother,  Samuel  Clement,  and  his 
brother-in-law,  Josiah  Albertson,  his  Executors,  and  they  have  both 
renounced,"  etc.  Lib.   18,   p.   456. 

1767,  Aug.  29.  Clement,  Ruth,  of  Haddonfleld,  Gloucester  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Daughters,  Jane  Eves,  Hepsibah  Clement,  Beulah 
Clement  and  Rachel  Clement,  my  apparel.  Son,  John  Evans,  £20. 
Son  William  Evens,  £20.  Son,  Able  Clement,  £20,  when  21.  Daugh- 
ter, Rachel,  £10,  when  18.  Son,  Thomas  Clement,  £50,  when  21.  To 
the  children  of  my  daughter,  Jane,  to  wit,  Mary,  Rachel,  Hepsibah 
and  Ann  Eves,  £20,  when  they  are  18.  Granddaughter,  Rebeckah 
Clement,  daughter  of  Samuel  Clement,  a  table,  when  18.  To  Sarah, 
wife  of  Benjamin  Albertson,  and  Esther  Holmes,  widow,  £2.10.0.  My 
negro  man,  Attee,  £10.  Granddaughter,  Ruth  Clement,  daughter  of 
Samuel  Clement,  and  my  daughter,  Beulah,  when  she  is  18,  my  silver 
tankard,  and,  if  she  die,  then  I  give  it  to  her  sister,  Rebekah  Clement, 
and,  if  they  both  die,  then  to  their  brother,  Samuel  Clement.  To 
Rebeckah,  wife  of  Cuffee,  £3.  To  Daniel  Carty,  Sarah  Albertson, 
daughter  of  William  Albertson  and  Ruth  Clement,  daughter  of  Jacob 
Clement,  a  silver  spoon  to  each.  To  Rachel  Evans,  daughter  of  my 
son  John,  and  Ruth  Evans,  daughter  of  my  son  William,  one  silver 
spoon  to  each.  Executors — daughter,  Hepsibah  Evens,  and  my  friend, 
Thomas  Redman.  Witnesses — William  Griscom,  John  Breese.  Proved 
Sept.   14,   1771. 

1771.  Sept.  4.  Inventory,  £306.17.2,  made  by  Joshua  Stokes  and 
Jacob  Clement.  Lib.   15,  p.   154. 


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1773,  July  10.  Cleverly,  John,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Grandson,  John  Allward,  the  house  and  land  that  I  bought 
of  Elijah  Freeman,  and  the  use  of  the  same  I  give  to  his  mother, 
during-  her  life.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Crosman,  £50,  when  18,  and 
the  interest  on  the  same  is  to  be  for  the  use  of  her  mother.  Brother, 
Joseph  Cleverly,  £25.  Nephew,  John  Cleverly,  son  of  my  brother, 
Benjamin,  £25.  Nephew,  Doctor  John  Cleverly,  my  watch.  To  Han- 
nah Randal,  a  granddaughter  of  my  sister  Adams,  deceased,  30  dol- 
lars. She  lives  at  Rye,  New  Hampshire.  Rest  of  money  to  be  put 
to  interest,  and  paid  yearly  to  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Allward,  and, 
at  her  death,  paid  to  her  children.  Brother,  Thomas,  goods  in  the 
back  room.  Executors — daughter,  Elizabeth  Allward,  and  my  friend, 
Silas  Condict.  Witnesses — Samuel  Day,  Jeduthan  Day,  Jared  Day. 
Proved  May   3,   1777.  Lib.   18,   p.   310. 

1775,  Feb.  10.  Cleverly,  Thomas,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Being  advanced  in  years.  Brother,  John  Cleverly,  the 
50  acres  of  land  where  I  live,  which  joins  Peter  Prudden  and  Nathan 
Reeve,  and,  after  his  death,  I  give  the  same  to  my  nephew,  Thomas 
Cleverly.  Twenty  acres  of  my  plantation,  that  join  the  said  50  acres, 
I  give  to  John  Allward,  my  brother  John's  grandson,  who  lives  with 
me,  and  the  income  of  the  20  acres  is  to  be  for  the  use  of  John's 
mother,  till  he  is  21.  Brother,  Joseph  Cleverly,  the  rest  of  plantation, 
which  joins  to  Benjamin  Freeman  and  Capt.  Samuel  Day.  Nephews, 
John  and  Stephen  Cleverly,  £5  to  each,  and  to  their  sister,  Sarah,  £5. 
To  Huldah,  daughter  of  my  brother,  Samuel,  deceased,  £5.  To  Jasper 
Langley,  my  apprentice,  £20.  To  Mary  Crosman,  a  granddaughter  of 
my  brother  John,  £5.  Executors — brother,  John,  and  friend,  Silas 
Condict.  Witnesses — Peter  Prudden,  Isaac  Prudden,  Silas  Gilder- 
sieve.     Proved  July  17,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.  363. 

1770,  Nov.  21.  Clifton,  John,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  To  my  deceased  brother  Thomas'  son,  Simon  Clifton,  one 
shilling.  Sister,  Rachel  Carter,  wife  of  John  Carter,  £20,  and  to  her 
children,  £5  each.  Deceased  sister,  Esther's  children,  to  wit,  Esther 
Johnson,  £5,  Ann  Johnson,  £10,  Jonas  Johnson,  £5,  Simon  Johnson,  £5, 
Abraham  Johnson,  £5,  and  Sarah  Johnson,  £5.  Deceased  sister,  Eliza- 
beth's children,  to  wit.  Patience  Wilson,  £5,  George  Wilson,  £5,  and 
John  Wilson,  £5.  Morestown  Meeting  of  Friends,  £3,  for  the  support 
of  the  graveyard.  Brother  Simon's  children,  to  -wit,  Thomas,  £30, 
Daniel,  £10,  John,  £10,  and  Benjamin,  £10.  Brother,  Simon,  rest  of 
'  my  estate.  Executor — John  Lippincott.  Witnesses — Isaac  Lippincott, 
John   Lippincott.      Proved   Jan.    5,    1771. 

1770,  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £236.2.10%,  made  by  Isaac  Lippincott  and 
Samuel   Shute. 

1772,  April  2.  Account  by  Executor.  Paid  Joseph  Carter  and  wife, 
£30;  Ann  Johnson,  £10;  Esther  Johnson,  £5;  Sarah  Johnson,  £5;  Simon 
Johnson,  £5;  Jonas  Johnson,  £5;  Abram  Johnson,  £5:  Ann  Carter,  £5; 
Patience  Wilson,  £5;  Francis  Wilson,  £6;  Rachel  Clifton,  £12.6.0;  Eliza- 
beth  Anderson,   £9;   and   Simon  Clifton,   Sr.,    £36.6.6. 

Lib.   14,  p.  381;  Lib.   14,  p.   419. 

1774,  Sept.  1.  CUzbe,  Samuel,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Jane,  £100  and  use  of  furniture,  till  the  children  that  are  under  age 
are  21.  Eldest  son,  James,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate,  and  he  is  to 
pay   the  legacies  to   his   brothers   and   sisters,   and   he   shall   maintain 


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my  wife,  and  his  brothers  and  sisters  who  are  under  age.  Sons, 
Samuel,  Joseph  and  Jonathan,  £150  each,  when  they  are  21.  Daugh- 
ter, Rhoda,  £50,  when  18.  Daughters,  Hannah,  Mary  and  Rachel,  £5 
each.  My  wife  is  to  be  Guardian  of  all  children  under  age.  Execu- 
tors— brother-in-law,  Joseph  Baldwin,  and  my  son,  James.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph   Camp,    William   Burnet,   Elisha  Boudinot. 

1774,  Sept.  14.  Codicil.  Sons,  James,  Samuel  and  Joseph,  my  imple- 
ments of  trade.  Witnesses — Phebe  Clark  Crane,  William  Burnet. 
Proved  Oct.   3,   1774.  Lib.   L,   p.   225. 

1780,  Feb.  20.  Coalman,  John,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Timothy  Coalman,  all  my  lands,  being  in  said 
place.  Daughter,  Susannah  Creed,  3  acres  of  land  on  north  side  of 
the  Shippatawkin  Creek,  and  to  take  in  the  house  where  Timothy 
Coalman  formerly  lived;  also  one  acre  joining  the  woodland,  while 
she  is  a  widow,  and,  if  she  cease  to  be  a  widow,  then  to  my  grand- 
son, Samuel  Coalman.  Daughter,  Sarah  Coxe,  4  acres  of  woodland, 
and  one  of  meadow,  which  join  the  above  lots,  during  her  life,  and 
then  to  grandson,  Samuel  Coalman.  Son,  Thomas,  £200.  Daughter, 
Mary  Howell,  £50.  Daughter,  Susannah  Creed,  £50.  Executors — son, 
Thomas,  and  Susannah  Creed.  Witnesses — Job  Rozel,  James  McGal- 
lird,  Abraham  Skirm.     Proved  April  10,  1780. 

1780,  April  10.  Inventory,  £5,467.6.1,  made  by  John  Rozell  and  Job 
Rozel.  Lib.   21,  p.   297. 

1777,  Jane  7.  Coate,  John,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  Gloucester  Co., 
carpenter.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph  Mapes,  weaver.  Fellowbondsman — 
Richard  Manering,  farmer;  both  of  said  place. 

1777,  June  3.  Inventory,  £213.8.10,  made  by  Richard  Dole  and 
Richard  Manering. 

1777,  Nov.  3.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  18,  p.  472;  Lib.  18,  p.  616. 

1780,  April  23.  Coats,  Israel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Bar- 
zillai  Coate.  Fellowbondsman — Moses  Kempton;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — John  Phillips,   Surrogate.  Lib.  22,  p.  22. 

1773,  Dec.  17.  Cobb,  Frederick,  of  Morris  River,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r- — Joshua  Brick.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Jones;  both  of 
said  place,  yeomen. 

1773,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £16.8.3,  made  by  John  Cobb  and  Joseph 
Jones.  (In  this  inventory  and  administration,  the  name  is  also  writ- 
ten as  Frederick  Coll.)  Lib.   14,   p.   546. 

1774,  May  18.  Cocii,  Alienor,  of  Reading  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Ashfordby  Cock  and  Martin  Ryerson;  first  of  Bridg- 
water Township,  and  other  of  Reading.  Fellowbondsman — John  Ry- 
erson, of  Reading;   all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   15,   p.   507. 

1779,  Dec.  3.  Coelt,  Santuel,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah 
Cock.  Fellowbondsmen — Jacob  Van  Horn  and  John  McKinney;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Lettitia  Anderson   and  Thomas  Anderson. 

Lib.   M,   p.   87. 

1767,  Oct.  27.  Cock,  Thomas,  of  New  Shannack,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  George,  my  Bible.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to 
be  sold,  and  money  put  to  interest  till  my  youngest  child  is  21.  My 
2  youngest  children,   Jacob  and  Mary,   to  be  supported  and   schooled. 


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Rest  of  estate  to  children.  Executors  —  sons,  George,  John  and 
Thomas.  Witnesses  —  Joris  Bergen,  Abraham  Duboys,  William 
Spader,  Jr.     Proved  April  12,  1774. 

1774,  April  5.  Inventory,  made  by  Abraham  Duboys,  Abraham 
Voorheese   and   Garrit  Garritson.  Lib.   L,   p.    137. 

1775,  Feb.  7.  Coddlngton,  John,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  John  Coddington,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward 
makes  choice  of  James  De  Camp  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — James 
De  Camp,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.  Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan   Jaques,    of   Essex   Co.      Witness — John   Thomson. 

Lib.   M,   p.   38. 

1774,  Aug.  15.  Cole,  Adda,  of  Reading  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  Benjamin  Cole,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said 
Ward,  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  George  Reading  and  Ezekiel 
Cole,  Guardians  in  Socage,  makes  choice  of  John  Gregg  as  her  Guar- 
dian. Guardian — John  Gregg.  Fellov^fbondsman — Ezekiel  Cole;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.   15,  p.   503. 

1778,  July  11.  Cole,  Jacob,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  w^hich  is 
bounded  by  John  Till,  David  Bilderback,  deceased,  and  Richard  Allen, 
and  contains  111  acres,  and  at  her  death  it  shall  be  applied  to  the 
use  of  the  poor  of  the  said  Parish,  by  way  of  a  free  school,  forever. 
Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  John  Till.  Witnesses — George  Somer- 
vell, John   Gables,  Andrew  Powlson.     Proved  July  10,   1780. 

1780,  June  5.  Inventory,  £5,637.10.0,  made  by  George  Somervell  and 
Richard  Allen.  Lib.   22,   p.   214. 

1776,  May  13.  Colehoper,  Benjamin,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to 
be  divided  between  my  5  children,  when  they  come  of  age.  Executors 
— friends,  Jacob  Preas  and  John  Buck.  Witnesses — Michael  Johnson, 
George   Rocap,    Margaret  Bakeler.      Proved   June    6,    1779. 

1777,  Sept.  13.  Inventory,  £282.12.9,  made  by  Joseph  Snethen  and 
George   Pierson.  Lib.    21,   p.    195. 

1777,  Aug.  3.  Coleman,  Abigail,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.,  widow  of 
Samuel  Coleman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Lucretia  Reeve,  £8  and  my  loom. 
Daughter,  Joanna,  my  curtains.  Daughter,  Agnes,  white  curtains. 
Daughter,  Sarah,  a  bed.  Daughter,  Mary,  a  bed.  Son,  William,  8 
sheep,  when  he  is  21.  If  any  children  die  before  age  or  marriage,  the 
survivors  to  have  their  share.  Rest  to  all  my  children.  Executors — 
brother,  Samuel  Pen,  and  my  friend,  Benjamin  Corwin.  Witnesses — 
Constant  King,  Joshua  Dickerson,  Erastus  Dickerson.  Proved  Aug. 
11,  1777.  Lib.   19,  p.   130. 

1773,  June  16.  Coleman,  Samuel,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Samuel,  5  shillings.  Son,  Jeremiah,  5  shillings.  Son,  William,  5 
shillings.  Son,  Nathaniel,  5  shillings.  Granddaughter,  Sarah  Cole- 
man, 5  shillings,  in  behalf  of  her  father,  Ephraim  Coleman,  deceased. 
Daughter,  Penelope  Cam,  £10.  Daughter,  Mary  Cooper,  £10.  Wife, 
flebeckah,  use  of  Va  the  land.  Sons,  John  and  Joshua,  all  the  land 
where  I  live,  and  they  are  to  pay  to  my  3  sons,   £150;   that  is,   £50  to 


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Joab,  £50  to  Thomas,  and  £50  to  Daniel.  Daughter,  Rebeckah  Cole- 
man, £30.  Daughter,  Hannah  Coleman,  £30.  Daughter,  Jemima  Cole- 
man, £30.  Rest  to  my  3  sons  and  3  daughters,  that  is,  Joab,  Thomas, 
Daniel,  Rebeckah,  Hannah  and  Jemima,  and  I  give  them  a  lot  of  land 
and  stream  in  Bloming  Grove,  Orange  Co.,  New  York,  which  is  men- 
tioned in  a  deed,  dated  17th  of  Nov.,  1742.  Executors — my  wife,  and 
my  son,  John.  Witnesses — Daniel  Leek,  Joseph  Montanye,  William 
Grifflng.     Proved  July  29,   1773. 

1773,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £211.16.3,  made  by  David  Brown  and 
Joseph  Montanye.  Lib.   L,   p.    10. 

1777,  June  17.  Coleman,  Samuel,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Abi- 
gail Coleman.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Corwin;  both  of  Roxbury, 
said  Co.  Lib.  18,  p.  609. 

1772,  June  15.  Coles,  Samuel,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Coles,  £60,  and  £70  yearly.  In  order  to 
pay  the  £70  yearly,  the  rents  are  to  pay  the  same,  that  is,  £30  from 
the  sawmill  and  grist  mill,  which  I  bought  of  David  Oliphant,  £10 
from  the  plantation  herein  devised  to  my  granddaughter,  Martha 
Newbold,  and  £30  from  the  plantation  whereon  Abraham  Allen  lives. 
My  wife  is  to  have  the  use  of  the  house  on  the  west  side  of  the  road, 
where  I  now  live,  and  my  son-in-law,  David  Davis,  is  to  provide  her 
with  firewood.  Daughter,  Martha  Davis,  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
and,  after  her  decease,  to  her  heirs,  and  so  on  from  generation  to 
generation  forever.  Daughter,  Martha  Davis,  my  plantation  in 
Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  which  I  purchased  of  Thomas  Smith  and 
John  Pimm.  Daughter,  Mary  Newbold,  £500.  Granddaughter,  Rachel 
Newbold,  that  part  of  land  that  I  bought  of  David  Oliphant,  in  Eves- 
ham, which  lies  on  the  east  side  of  a  branch  of  Rancokas  Creek, 
together  with  the  grist  mill  and  mill  dam  thereon,  and,  after  her 
decease,  to  her  heirs.  Granddaughter,  Martha  Newbold,  one  other 
part  of  said  tract,  on  the  west  side  of  said  branch,  and  is  bounded 
by  Rubin  Bradock  (except  the  saw  mill),  when  she  is  18.  Grand- 
daughter, Ann  Newbold,  the  rest  of  the  said  tract,  when  18.  Grand- 
daughters, Rachel,  Martha  and  Ann  Newbold,  that  pine  land  which  I 
bought  of  said  David  Oliphant,  situated  in  Burlington  Co.,  together 
with  the  saw  mill,  except  %vhat  is  devised  to  Martha  Newbold.  My 
cedar  swamp  I  give  to  my  daughter,  Martha,  and  my  granddaughters, 
Rachel,  Martha  and  Ann  Newbold.  My  nephew,  Joseph  Coles,  son 
of  my  brother,  Thomas  Coles,  my  house  lot  of  land,  which  I  bought 
of  Thomas  Eves  and  John  Hopewell,  situated  in  Evesham,  and,  if 
he  die  without  issue,  then  to  his  brother,  Samuel  Coles.  Granddaugh- 
ter, Rachel  Newbold,  £100,  when  18.  Granddaughter,  Martha  New- 
bold,  £100.  Granddaughter,  Ann  Newbold,  £100.  Grandson,  Samuel 
Newbold,  £10,  when  21.  Grandson,  Samuel  Coles  Davis,  £10.  Grand- 
daughter, Mary  Davis,  £100,  when  18.  Grandson,  Joseph  Davis,  £10. 
Nephew,  Samuel  Coles,  son  of  my  brother,  Thomas  Coles,  £20.  Grand- 
son, Jacob  Davis,  £10.  Niece,  Barshabe  Keen,  daughter  of  my  brother, 
Thomas  Coles,  £10.  To  Mary  Coles,  daughter  of  my  nephew,  Thomas 
Coles,  £50,  when  18.  My  friend,  Abraham  Allen's  daughter,  Sarah, 
£10.  Son-in-law,  David  Davis,  £50,  out  of  the  money  that  is  owing  to 
me  from  Charles  Read,  for  the  use  of  the  Preparative  Meeting  at 
Haddonfleld,  and  the  rest  of  the  money  due  from  Charles  Read,  to 
my  daughter,  Martha  Davis.  I  give  the  house  lately  built,  where 
Dutch   Philip   lived,   to   my   negro   man,   Fodey,   for   him   and   his  wife 


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to  live  in,  during-  their  life,  with  the  same  privileges  that  Philip  had, 
while  he  lived  on  the  same.  Niece,  Mary,  the  daughter  of  my  brother, 
Thomas  Coles,  £10.  Nephew,  Thomas  Coles,  the  eldest  son  of  Thomas, 
all  my  right  in  the  saw  mill  and  lands,  whereon  his  father  now  lives, 
and  the  pine  lands  held  therewith.  Daughter,  Mary  Newbold,  the 
rest  of  my  personal  estate.  Executors — son-in-law,  David  Davis,  and 
my  friend,  Abraham  Allen.  Witnesses — Rebeckah  Moss,  Sarah  Parker, 
John  Cox. 

1772,  July  22.  Codicil.  Witnesses — Sarah  Parker,  Nicholas  Stiles. 
Rebekah  Moss.     Proved  Dec.   4,   1772. 

1772,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £3,489.18.8,  made  by  Enoch  Roberts  and 
John  Cox. 

1774,  May  31.    Account  by  Executors.    Lib.  14,  p.  478;  Lib.  15,  p.  518. 

1777,  April  9.  Coles,  Thomas,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Alice  Coles,  widow  of  said  Thomas  Coles.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Thomas  Denny;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  18,  p.  218. 

1775,  Augr.  16.  Collins,  E^lizabeth,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Joseph  Collins,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward 
makes  choice  of  Jacob  Dodderer,   as  her  Guardian. 

1775,  Aug-.  16.  Guardian — Jacob  Dodderer.  Fellowbondsman — 
Sampson  Dildine;   both  of  said  place.     Witness — John  De  Hart. 

Lib.   15,  p.  544. 

1778,  April  26.  Collins,  Jonathan,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Ann,  to  have  a  good  support.  Son,  Mahlon,  £50.  Daughters, 
Ann  and  Phebe,  £5.  Sons,  Randal,  Israel  and  Jonathan,  rest  of  estate. 
Executors — son,  Elijah  and  Samuel  Wilson,  Jr.  Witnesses — Amos 
Lundy,  Reuben  Lundy,  Elijah  Lundy.     Proved  Dec.   30,   1780. 

1779,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £290.19.4,  made  by  Benjamin  Heaton  and 
Samuel  Lundy.  Lib.   22,  p.   307. 

1778,  Nov.  25.  Collins,  Samuel,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Rosannah,  my  house  and  lot  where  I  live,  shop  and  out- 
houses, and  2  lots  of  cedar  swamp,  and  my  4  acre  lot  on  Haddonfleld 
road,  and  as  much  of  the  moveable  estate  as  she  may  need,  all 
during  her  life.  Rest  of  the  moveable  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the 
money  divided  between  my  wife  and  my  daughters,  Abigail,  Rachel 
and  Hannah.  After  death  of  my  wife,  the  real  estate  to  be  sold,  and 
the  money  to  be  divided  between  my  daughters,  Abig-ail  Lippincott, 
Rachel  Champion  and  Hannah  Allen.  Executors — wife,  Rosannah, 
and  my  friend,  Thomas  Stokes,  Jr.  Witnesses — Joseph  Roberts,  John 
Roberts,   Enoch  Roberts.     Proved  Feb.   1,   1779. 

1779,  Jan.  29.  Inventory,  £3,143.1.1,  made  by  John  Middleton  and 
Enoch   Roberts.  Lib.   21,   p.   8. 

1777,  June  28.  Collins,  William,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Thomas  Parker  and  John  Jamison;  both  of  said  place.  Wit- 
ness— Jonathan  Forman.  Lib.   18,   p.   621. 

1773,  Oct.  28.  Collum,  James,  of  Mansfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Hannah  Collum,  his  widow,  renounced  in  favor  of  William 
Smith.  Esq.,  of  Burlington,  or  any  person  he  may  appoint. 

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I02  NDW  JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1770,  Jan.  3.  Collyer,  John,  of  Bernards  Town,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  personal  estate.  Eldest  son,  Thomas  Collyer,  Yz 
of  the  plantation  where  I  live,  which  contains  97  acres,  and  he  is  to 
pay  £21,  which  I  give  to  my  3  eldest  daughters;  that  is,  to  Elce, 
Rachel  and  Grace.  Son,  John,  the  other  i/^  of  the  plantation,  and  he 
is  to  pay  £21  to  my  3  youngest  daughters,  Eupheme,  Mary  and  Sarah. 
Executors — wife,  Hannah,  son  Thomas,  and  John  Roy.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Sutton,   Jacob  Lewis,   Edward  Lewis.     Proved  Aug.   7,   1779. 

Lib.  21,  p.  336. 

1778,  Feb.  4.  Colsher,  John,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary,  the  house  I  live  in,  and  the  goods  she  may  desire,  and 
£20  a  year.  Eldest  son,  Peter,  £5.  Daughter,  Alee,  £138.  Daughter, 
Christena,  £138.  Grandson,  John,  son  of  Peter  Colsher,  £133.  Grand- 
son, Adam  Brocaw,  £133.  To  Mary,  the  daughter  of  my  first  wife, 
£12.  To  Mary  Evert,  the  daughter  of  my  first  wife,  £25.  Everything 
to  be  sold  after  the  death  of  my  wife,  and  money  given  to  daughters. 
Alee  and  Christena,  and  my  grandsons,  Adam  and  John.  Executors 
— ^friends,  John  Wortman  and  Cornelius  Lane.  Witnesses — William 
Neilson,   Andris  Wortman,   David   Herriot.      Proved  April   6,    1778. 

1778,  April  7.  Adm'r  with  will  annexed — Peter  Colsher.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Cornelius  Lane;  both  of  Somerset  Co.,  farmers.  Both 
Executors  refused  to  act. 

1778,  April  6.  Inventory,  £887.7.8,  made  by  John  Wortman  and 
Cornelius  Lane.  Lib.   20,   p.   218. 

1770,  Dec.  15.  Colton,  Zachariah,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann  Colton,  all  real  and  personal,  except 
the  following  legacies:  Sisters,  Hannah,  Elizabeth  and  Susannah, 
£30,  and  to  the  three  children  of  my  sister,  Ann,  £10.  After  my  wife's 
death,  her  son,  John  Cox,  shall  have  my  lands,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  his 
sister,  Sarah,  £25,  and  to  pay  John  Covenhoven,  his  sister  Sarah's 
son,  £25.  Executors — wife,  Ann,  and  John  Cox.  Witnesses — Samuel 
Stout,  Albert  Schenck.     Proved  Jan.  8,   1771.  Lib.  K,   p.   265. 

1780,  July  19.  Combes,  Robert,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Combes.  Fellowbondsman — Reuben  Potter;  both  of 
said  place.  Lib.   24,   p.   73. 

1779,  June  22.  Combs,  David,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Joseph  Combs,  of  said  place.  Said  Ward  had  real  estate  left 
to  him  by  the  will  of  a  relation,  which  the  Executors  desire  to  be 
under  the  care  of  a  Guardian.  Guardian — the  said  Joseph  Combs. 
Fellowbondsman — Henry  Ferine,  of  said  place.  Witness — Rachel 
Henderson.  Lib.    22,    p.    54. 

1764,  July  29.  Compton,  Cornelius,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Brother,  John  Compton,  20  acres  of  land  where  he  lives;  and 
3  acres  of  meadow  above  the  Common  Landing.  Brother,  William 
Compton,  the  land  that  he  has  in  possession,  during  his  life.  Sister, 
Lucy,  to  be  maintained,  while  she  is  single.  Wife,  Lydia,  use  of  rest 
of  personal  and  real  estate,  to  bring  up  my  children.  Estate  may 
be  sold,  when  my  wife  thinks  proper,  and  the  money  given  to  chil- 
dren, Joseph.  Cornelius.  Job  and  Hester.  Executors — wife,  Lydia, 
and  my  brother-in-law,  William  Crawford.  Witnesses — James  Frost, 
Daniel  Seabrook,  Richard  Jaques.  Proved  Oct.  2,  1764.  Probate 
granted  Oct.   13,   1773.  Lib.  K,   p.   467. 


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1766,  Oct.  6.  Comptoii,  William,  of  Shrewsbury  Township,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  real  and  personal,  while  my 
widow,  except  10  shillings,  which  I  give  to  my  son,  Jacob.  After 
wife's  decease,  I  g-ive  all  the  estate  to  my  son,  Jacob,  and  my  daugh- 
ter, Sarah  Stout.  Executors — son,  Jacob,  and  son-in-law,  Jacob  Stout. 
Witnesses — William  Davis,   John  Morris,   Jr.     Proved  May   12,   1774. 

Lib.  L,   p.  149. 

1779,  Sept.  11.  Compton,  William,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co., 
farmer;  will  of.  Real  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary,  £10  yearly, 
which  is  to  be  from  money  invested;  and  at  her  death  the  principal 
to  be  divided  between  my  sons,  Icabod,  John,  William,  Joseph,  Jacob 
and  David.  Wife  to  have  various  goods  and  a  wench.  Rest  of  move- 
able estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  divided  between  my  wife,  and 
daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Lucy.  Executors — my  wife, 
son,  John  and  Ichabod  Compton.  Witnesses — Peter  Wikoff,  John 
Covenhoven.     Proved  Nov.   8,   1779.  Lib.   20,   p.   348. 

1776,  May  18.  Comton,  Kliakim,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Robert  Comton,  the  land  I  bought  of  Abraham  Shotwell, 
deceased,  lying  west  of  the  land  that  Thomas  Munday  bought  of  said 
Shotwell,  which  extends  south  of  Munday's  line,  and  runs  across  thp 
lot  I  bought  of  Daniel  Shotwell,  so  as  to  leave  5  acres  of  the  said 
lot  to  the  west,  which  I  give  to  my  said  son.  Son,  John  Compton, 
the  rest  of  the  land  I  bought  of  Daniel  Shotwell  and  Abraham  Shot- 
well,  executors  to  their  father,  Abraham  Shotwell;  also  12  acres  of 
my  farm  where  I  live.  The  rest  of  my  farm,  which  was  formerly  my 
father's,  I  give  to  my  sons,  Eliakim  and  Archabell,  and  to  Archabell 
I  give  the  west  part  of  said  land,  joining  his  brother,  John,  and 
Thomas  Munday,  and  to  Eliakim  the  east  part,  which  joins  his  uncle 
Daniel.  Son,  John,  2  acres  of  salt  meadow,  which  I  bought  of  Richard 
Cutter,  joining  David  Compton  and  Reuben  Ayres.  Son,  Eliakim,  a 
salt  meadow  that  I  bought  of  Timothy  Bloomfleld.  Son,  Archabell, 
a    salt    meadow    formerly    belonging    to    my    father,    John    Compton. 

Daughter,    Hannah    Ti (?),    £3.      Daughter,    Ann,     £5.       Daughter, 

Rachel,  £5.  Daughter,  Johanna,  £5.  Son,  Robert,  is  to  be  paid  so 
as  to  bring  him  even  with  his  2  brothers,  Eliakim  and  Archabell. 
Younger  sons  to  be  put  to  trades.  Executors — my  friends,  David 
Crow  and  Gabriel  Compton.  Witnesses — Dugel  Campbell,  Daniel 
Compton,  Thomas  Munday.     Proved  June  6,  1776.  Lib.  L,  p.  409. 

1771,  April  25.  Conaro,  Isaac,  of  City  of  New  York.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Hallet,  of  said  City,  merchant.     Witness — William  Wright. 

1771,  April  23.  Renunciation  by  Ellen  Conarro,  of  City  of  New 
York,  widow  of  Isaac  Conaroe,  of  said  City,  mason,  deceased,  in  favor 
of  Joseph  Hallett,  of  said  City,  merchant,  a  creditor.  Witnesses — 
John  Muer,  Jr.,  and  James  Moore.  Lib.  K,  p.  322. 

1775,  Sept.  26.  Condiet,  Ebenezer,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Huldah  Condiet,  the  profits  of  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
so  as  to  provide  for  my  children,  till  my  son,  Silas,  is  of  age.  Son, 
Silas,  the  said  plantation,  which  I  purchased  of  Timothy  Mills.  The 
land  I  bought  of  Jacob  Goble,  and  the  land  in  Sussex  Co.,  to  be  sold, 
and  the  money  given  to  my  daughters,  Abigail  and  Phebe,  when  they 
are  of  age.  Byram,  son  of  my  brother,  Peter,  deceased,  £100.  Legacy 
to  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  Morristown.     Rest  of  estate  to  Byram 


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Condict.  and  his  brother,  Lewis,  and  the  eldest  sons  of  each  of  my 
own  brothers  and  sisters.  Executors — my  wife,  and  brother,  Silas 
Condict.  Witnesses — George  Phillips,  Joseph  Byram,  Anna  Condict. 
Proved  Aug.  1,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  463. 

1776,  Ang.  1.  Condict,  Joseph,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rhoda,  and  my  eldest  son,  Zeneas,  each  to  have  an  equal  part 
with  my  younger  sons,  and  %  part  more.  My  daughters,  Rebecca 
and  Jemima,  to  have  Vz  as  much  as  my  younger  sons.  If  any  of  my 
children  die  under  age,  their  share  to  be  divided  among  the  others. 
Executors — wife,  Rhoda,  and  brother,  Silas  Condict.  Witnesses — 
Job  Loree,  Ebenezer  Condict,  Henry  Axtell.     Proved  Oct.   24,   1776. 

Lib.   18,   p.   374. 

1774,  July  18.  Condict,  Peter,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Silas 
Condict  and  John  Mills;  both  of  Morristown,  said  Co.  Witness — John 
Doughty. 

1774,  July  18.  Renunciation  by  Anna  Condict,  the  widow,  in  favor 
of  her  friends,  Silas  Condict  and  John  Mills.  Lib.  L,  p.  155. 

1777,  Feb.  19.  Condict,  Zenas,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Jabez  Condict  and  Samuel  Cosad.  Fellowbondsman — Philip  Condict; 
all  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Nathaniel  Doty  and  H.  Tripp. 

1777,  Jan.  29.  Inventory,  £203.0.9,  made  by  Henry  Axtell  and  David 
Woodruff.  Lib.  18,  p.  482. 

1779,  March  2.  Conger,  Jonathan,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Teilar,  the  wife  of  Richard  Teilar,  £50. 
Daughter-in-law,  Mary  Congar,  widow  of  my  son,  David,  deceased, 
£20.  My  lands  and  salt  meadow  to  be  sold.  Sons,  John  and  Jonathan, 
the  rest  of  the  money.  Wife,  Ann,  to  be  well  supported  by  my  sons. 
Executors — son,  John,  and  my  friend,  James  Manning.  Witnesses — 
Jediah  Ayers,  David  Crow,  Rachel  Pain.     Proved  March  31,  1779. 

1779,  March  27.  Inventory,  £615.3.8,  made  by  Dugel  Campbell  and 
Benjamin  Soper.  Lib.  21,  p.  27. 

1777,  March  3.  Conkelyn,  William,  of  Pitts  Grove,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Anna  Conkelyn.  Fellowbondsmen — William  Robinson  and 
Joel  Garrison;  all  of  said  Co. 

1777,  Feb.  18.  Inventory,  £265.12.0,  made  by  William  Robinson  and 
Jacob  Dubois.  Lib.  18,  p.  478. 

1773,  March  19.  Conro,  Andrew,  of  Northampton  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Both  personal  and  real  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the 
money  divided  between  my  children,  Thomas,  Andrew  and  Rebacah 
Conrow.  Executor — son,  Thomas..  Witnesses — Henry  Paxson,  Jr., 
John  Ross,  Henry  Paxson.     Proved  May  1,   1775. 

1773,  March  19.  "At  the  request  of  Barshabe  Barton,  after  Andrew 
Conrow  had  executed  his  will,  I  asked  him  how  he  proposed  his  wife's 
cloths  and  bed  should  be  disposed  of;  he  answ^ered  that  he  had  sold 
them,  and  said  his  will  was  that  they  should  be  divided  amongst  his 
late  wife's  children,  and  he  had  already  given  to  Barshabe  her 
mother's  share  of  drawers."    Witness — Henry  Paxson.       Lib.  16,  p.  446. 

1778,  Oct.  12.  Conroe,  Darling,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Nephew,  Jacob  Conarroe,  60  acres  of  land,  on 
the  west  side  of  my  plantation,  that  I  bought  of  Peter  Phillips,  and 


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to  beg-in  at  the  corner  between  Isaac  Anderson's  land  and  mine,  and 
run  by  his  land  and  Thomas  Gills,  deceased,  into  the  Burlington 
new  road,  and  along  said  road  as  far  as  to  run  at  right  angles  from 
the  same,  as  will  lay  60  acres,  so  as  to  suit  Jacob  and  the  land 
hereafter  devised  to  my  son,  Samuel  Conroe;  and  he  is  to  pay  out 
£60  to  my  son,  Samuel's,  3  children,  Dilley,  George  and  Mary  Conroe. 
Son,  Samuel,  the  rest  of  said  plantation,  and  a  small  strip  of  land 
that  did  belong  to  the  plantation  where  I  dwell;  all  of  which  contains 
about  240  acres.  Son,  Darling,  the  plantation  where  I  dwell,  down 
to  the  ditch  made  on  the  north  side  of  the  mill  run.  Son,  Joseph,  £100. 
The  plantation  devised  to  my  son.  Darling,  is  to  be  let  out  for  the 
support  of  my  daughter,  Hannah  Ingevine,  so  long  as  she  live,  or 
remain  in  such  a  condition,  and  my  executors  are  to  see  that  she 
has  proper  care.  Daughters,  Mary,  wife  of  Amos  Haines;  Hannah 
Ingevine,  and  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Anthony  Hollinshead,  the  rest  of 
the  personal  estate.  If  the  rent  of  the  plantation  is  more  than  enough 
to  keep  my  daughter,  Hannah  Ingevine,  then  the  overplus  is  to  be 
paid  to  my  granddaughter,  Rebeccah  Ingevine.  Executors — friends, 
Joseph  Stokes  and  Nathaniel  Middleton.  Witnesses — John  Cox,  Joseph 
Warrington,    Lawrence   Vandegrift.      Proved   Nov.    21,    1778. 

1778,  Nov.  21.  Inventory,  £801.3.1,  made  by  John  Cox  and  Abraham 
Heulings.  Lib.  20,  p.   110. 

1778,  Jan.  1.  Conway,  Anthony,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Disbrow,  carpenter.  Pellowbondsman — John  Cox, 
yeoman;  both  of  said  place. 

1777,   Dec.   30.     Inventory,   £36.2.6,   made  by  John  Cox  and  

Davis.  Lib.  18,  p.  624. 

1772,  Sept.  e.  Cook,  Benjamin,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Hannah,  use  of  my  real  and  personal  estate  during  her  life.  Brother, 
John  Cook,  40  shillings.  To  Phebe  Ward,  £10,  provided  she  live  with 
my  wife,  till  she  is  18.  Son-in-law,  John  Ward,  £10.  Son-in-law, 
John  Carman.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  said  John  Carman,  and 
Uzal  Ward.  Witnesses — Samuel  Huntington,  Jr.,  John  Ward,  Nathaniel 
Farrand.     Proved  Aug.  12,  1773.  Lib.  L,  p.  52. 

1773,  May  25.  Cook,  Francis,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Lena  Cook. 
Fellowbondsman — Michael  Cook;  both  of  said  Co.,  Lena  being  widow 
of  the  said  Francis.    Witness — Peter  Ogden.  Lib.  M,  p.  34. 

1773,  Nov.  26.  Cook,  Joseph,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  my  house,  and  my  sons,  Green  and  Joseph,  are 
to  find  her  a  horse  to  ride.  Sons,  Green  and  Joseph,  to  have  my 
plantation  4  years  after  my  death.  My  5  youngest  sons  to  be  put 
to  trades,  as  they  are  14.  Daughter,  Rebecah  Cook,  £50,  when  21. 
Sons,  Green  and  Joseph,  to  have  my  moveable  estate  for  4  years,  and 
then  to  make  a  division  among  my  8  sons.  Sons,  Green,  Silas,  Joseph, 
James,  Ebenezer,  William,  Stephen,  Derias,  all  my  lands.  Witnesses — 
Silas  Woolley,  Thomas  Ball,  Benjamin  Jackson.    Proved  June  27,  1774. 

1774,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  made  by  Joseph  Jackson  and  Thomas 
Tilton.  Lib.  L,   p.  203. 

1770,  Dec.  3.  Cook,  Samuel,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah 
Cook,  of  said  Co  Lib.  M,  p.  87. 


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1777,  April  16.  Cooke,  Asa,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Cooke 
and  Luce  Anna  Cooke.  Fellowbondsman — David  Thompson;  all  of 
said  Co.  Lib.   18,   p.   471. 

1773,  Jan.  2S.  Cooke,  Ebenezer,  of  Woolwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Zane.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Cozens; 
both  of  Greenwich  Township,  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1773,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £2.4.0,  made  by  Jacob  Spicer  and  Benjamin 
Lodg-e.  Lib.  14,  p.  518. 

1775,  April  4.  Cooke,  Nathaniel,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Johannah,  the  household  goods.  Son,  Nathaniel,  the 
residue  of  my  estate.  Lands  may  be  sold.  Executors — Stephen  Cook 
and  James  West.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Webley,  Samuel  Slocom,  John 
Brinley.     Proved  April   18,   1776. 

1776,  Feb.  22.  Inventory,  £23.12.8,  made  by  John  West  and  Silas 
Cook.  Lib.  L,  p.  423. 

1777,  Aug.  14.  Cooke,  Sarah,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Cooke. 
Fellowbondsman — David  Thompson;  both  of  said  Co.        Lib.  18,  p.  608. 

1779,  March  15.  Coolbock,  William,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Coolbock.  Fellowbondsman — Elizabeth  March;  both 
of  said  place.     Witness — Jacob  Snyder. 

1779,  March  11.  Inventory,  £168.4.6,  made  by  Jacob  Snyder  and 
Obadiah  Hunt.  Lib.   22,   p.   34. 

1772,  Aug.  1.  Cooper,  Benjamin,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  all  my  triangular  lot  of  land  in 
Newton,  lying-  near  my  son,  Samuel  Cooper's  ferry,  joining  his  lands, 
and  a  lot  which  I  lately  conveyed  to  my  son-in-law,  James  Wood; 
also  my  other  lot  near  my  said  son  Samuel's  ferry,  and  known  by 
the  name  of  the  Doctor's  Lot;  also  V2  of  my  personal  estate.  Children, 
Lydia  Wood,  Joseph  Cooper,  James  Cooper  and  Samuel  Cooper,  5 
shillings  to  each.  Son,  William,  my  plantation  where  I  live,  which 
joins  Cooper's  Creek;  also  a  maple  swamp,  joining-  lands  of  Samuel 
Coles,  and  the  late  William  Ellis,  of  5  acres;  also  V2  of  the  meadow, 
which  I  bought  of  John  Petty,  on  the  Island,  called  Petty's  Island 
in  the  Delaware  River;  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  Isaac  £125.  Son, 
Isaac,  2  lots  in  Newton,  near  my  son  Samuel's  ferry,  one  of  which 
is  between  my  son,  Benjamin,  deceased,  and  my  son,  James,  and  the 
other  is  called  Birch  Tree  Lot.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Cooper,  Vz  of 
my  personal  estate,  when  18.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my 
son,  Joseph.  Witnesses — Joseph  Collins,  Judah  Clemans,  Isaac  Bur- 
rough,  Jr.     Proved  Oct.   9,   1772. 

1772,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £307.15.0,  made  by  Joshua  Stokes  and 
Joseph  Collins.  Lib.  14,  p.  474. 

17C8,  Feb.  15.  Cooper,  Daniel,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  William,  £5.  Son,  James,  my  plantation  on 
the  southwest  side  of  Newton  Creek,  which  I  bought  of  William 
Harry,  and  his  wife;  also  %  of  my  cedar  swamp  at  Long-a-coming; 
also  my  negro  men.  Jack  and  Will.  Son,  Joshua,  plantation  where 
I  live,  on  the  Delaware  River;  also  14  acres  of  meadow,  which  I 
bought  of  Thomas  Spicer;  also  my  other  meadow  of  20  acres,  which 
J   bought  of  Samuel  Spicer;   also   V2   of  my  cedar  swamp  at  Long-a- 


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coming-,  when  he  is  21.  Wife,  Mary,  my  household  goods,  and  negro 
wench,  Rose,  and  the  profits  of  the  plantation  where  I  live,  till  my 
son,  Joshua,  is  21.  Rest  of  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  interest  of  the 
money  to  be  paid  to  my  wife,  and,  after  her  death,  the  money  is  to 
be  paid  to  my  sons,  James  and  Joshua,  and,  if  they  die  in  their 
minority,  then  to  my  grandson,  Daniel  Cooper.  Executors — friends, 
David  Branson  and  Jacob  Spicer,  and  my  son,  James.  A¥itnesses — 
James  Gill,  Jacob  Spicer,  Samuel  Spicer.     Proved  June  18,  1776. 

1776,  March  15.  Inventory,  £1,399.1.9,  made  by  Aquilla  Jones  and 
Joseph  Cooper. 

1777,  April  17.  Accoimt  by  David  Hurley,  the  Executor  of  David 
Branson,   who   was   Executor   of   Daniel   Cooper. 

Lib.  18,  p.  187;  Lib.  18,  p.   207. 

1778,  Jan.  27.  Cooper,  John,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Magdalane,  my  goods,  and  use  of  real  estate,  till  my  youngest 
child  is  of  age,  and  she  is  to  support  my  children.  My  father,  Daniel 
Cooper,  may  cut  timber  off  of  my  place.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Solomon, 
the  land  where  I  live,  of  80  acres,  which  I  had  by  deed  from  my 
father;  also  the  lands  given  to  me  in  the  will  of  my  father.  My  lands 
and  mills  on  Puslak  River  in  Morris  Co.  to  be  sold,  which  I  had  by 
deed  from  John  Chetwood,  Isaac  Woodruff  and  Solomon  Boyle,  Jr., 
Executors  of  Solomon  Boyle,  and  the  money  given  to  my  daughters, 
Loucreasy,  Susanah,  Charity  and  Agness.  Executors — wife,  Magdalane, 
Daniel  Vail,  of  Somerset  Co.,  and  Joseph  Manin,  of  Middlesex  Co. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Lewis,  Joseph  Bullman,  Edward  Lewis.  Proved 
April  17,  1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  227. 

1777,  Sept.  3.  Coriell,  David,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Son, 
David  Coriell,  £5  for  his  birthright.  The  land  I  bought  of  James 
Alexander  and  Andrew  Johnston,  except  12  chains  wide  across  the 
south  end,  and  the  land  I  bought  of  Jethro  Manning,  both  lying  at 
Green  Brook,  and  the  north  V2  of  a  lot  of  land  I  bought  of  John 
Stelle,  deceased,  lying  at  the  mountains  in  Somerset  Co.,  and  the 
west  1^  of  a  salt  meadow,  and  my  negro  girl,  Bett,  I  give  to  my 
son,  David.  My  home  plantation  and  several  additions,  joining 
thereto,  and  the  12  chains  across  the  south  end  of  the  plantation 
given  to  son,  David,  and  52  acres  I  bought  of  Penn's  Right,  on  north 
side  of  land  I  bought  of  John  Stelle  and  George  Cozad,  and  the 
south  Vz  of  the  lot  I  bought  of  said  Stelle,  and  the  east  %  of  my 
salt  meadow,  and  my  negro  boy,  Ben,  I  give  to  my  son,  Abraham.  My 
house  and  lots  in  the  upper  part  of  Piscataway,  that  I  bought  of 
John  Dear,  Sheriff,  off  the  plantation  of  Abraham  Sickels,  deceased, 
and  the  land  I  bought  of  Alexander  Macdowel,  at  Turkey  Swamp 
in  Piscataway,  and  the  land  at  the  foot  of  Stony  Hill  in  Somerset 
Co.,  that  I  bought  of  Bowley  Arnold,  and  the  land  I  bought  of 
Alexander  Rediford,  joining  the  lot  at  Turkey  Swamp,  and  my  negro 
boy,  Stephen,  I  give  to  my  son,  Elias.  Daughter,  Agness  Smalley, 
£35.  Daughter,  Jane  Bolce,  £35.  Daughter,  Susanna  Runyon,  £35. 
Executors — sons,  David,  Abraham  and  Elias.  Witnesses — John  Long, 
Samuel   Pound,   John   Runyon.      Proved   April   28,   1779. 

1779,  April  19.  Inventory,  £4,793.10.1,  made  by  Thompson  Stell  and 
Samuel  Whitehead.  Lib.  21,  p.  213. 


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1770,  May  14.  Cornell,  Jacobus,  of  Hackensack,  Berg-en  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Lena,  all  my  estate.  Executors — wife,  Lena,  and  Peter  Haring-. 
Witnesses — Isaac  Alyee,  Peter  F.  Alyea.     Proved  April   6,   1772. 

Lib.   K,   p.   498. 

1775,  March  5.  Cornell,  Joseph,  of  Millstone,  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman; 
•will  of.  My  son,  Albartus,  £10  as  his  birthrig-ht.  Wife,  Jonnetye, 
to  stay  on  the  place  where  I  live,  and  is  to  be  supported,  and  £30  a 
year.  Sons,  Albartus,  Cornelius  and  Joseph,  the  farm  where  I  live, 
and  the  one  at  Readingtown,  in  Hunterdon  Co.,  where  my  son, 
Alburtus,  now  lives.  My  sons  are  to  pay  to  my  daughter,  Jonnetye, 
(provided  her  present  husband,  Peter  Wyckoff,  pays  off  a  bond  due 
to  the  legatees  of  John  Van  Middleswort,  deceased,  whereon  I  am 
security)  £100,  and  they  are  to  pay  to  daughter,  Neeltye,  £100.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Albartus,  Cornelius  and  Joseph.  Witnesses — Abraham  "Van 
Buren,  John  Ditmars,  Peter  Stryker.     Proved  April  21,   1778. 

1778,  Feb.  6.  Inventory,  £79.3.0,  made  by  Gerret  Terhune,  Lucas 
Nevius  and  Peter  Wyckoff.  Lib.  20,  p.  186. 

1772,  Oct.  21.  Corns,  James,  Sr.,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — James 
Heaton,  principal  creditor.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Prudden;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Richard  Kemble,  Surrogate.  Lib.  K,  p.  442. 

1770,  Sept.  14.  Corsen,  Jacob,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jabez 
Hayten. 

1770,  Sept.  22.     Inventory,  made  by  John  Ayers  and  Thomas  Hallick 

Lib.  K,  p.  256. 

1776,  Dec.  27.  Corson,  Jeremiah,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jacob  Corson.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Edwards;  both  of  said  Co., 
yeoman.     Witnesses — Hugh  Hathorn   and  Daniel   Steelman. 

1776,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £629.17.8,  made  by  Joseph  Edwards  and 
Hugh  Hathorn.  Lib.  22,  p.  43. 

1779,  May  6.  Corson,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Else  Lord 
is  to  have  her  freedom  dues  out  of  my  estate;  and,  if  there  is  any  left, 
my  sons  and  daughters  are  to  have  it.  Executor — James  Hollinshead. 
Witnesses — Frederick  Moslander,  William  Moslander,  Aaron  Hand. 
Proved  June  26,  1779. 

1779,  June  14.  Renunciation  by  James  Hollinshead.  Witnesses — 
Joseph  Corson  and  Aaron  Peterson. 

1779,  June  26.  Adm'r — Jeremiah  Corson.  Fellowbondsman — David 
Goff;  both  of  said  Co.,  yeomen.  Witnesses — Frederick  Moslander  and 
Aaron  Hand. 

1779,  May  12.  Inventory,  £323.9.6,  made  by  David  Goff  and  Frederick 
Peterson.  Lib.  21,  p.  285. 

1777,  March  10.  Cortelyou,  Albert,  of  Perth  Araboy,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleanaw,  £100, and  her  outset  that  I  had  with 
her.  Daughter,  Nelly,  £27.  Daughter,  Catrin,  £27,  and  2  cows,  to 
make  them  equal  with  their  sister,  Anny.  Eldest  son,  Rolof,  £3.  My 
estate  at  Cranberry  to  my  sons,  Roolof,  Hendrick  and  Jacas,  except 
my  son,  Roolof,  take  the  estate  of  my  brother,  Jacas,  then  he  is  only 
to  have  the  £3  out  of  my  estate,  and,  if  either  of  them  decease 
without  Elshu  [issue]  then  survivors  to  share  equal.  One  hundred 
younds   to   be  divided  amongst  us   3   brothers,   Albert,   Hendrick  and 


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William,  of  the  estate  of  my  brother  Jacas,  except  my  son  should 
take  it,  and  £150  to  be  divided  among  us  4  brothers,  Albert,  Hendrick, 
William  and  Horamawnis  of  the  estate  of  Jacas,  except  my  son,  Rolof, 
should  take  it,  and  my  shares  of  the  £100  and  £150,  and  the  rest  of 
the  estate,  is  to  be  divided  among-  my  wife,  and  all  my  children. 
Executors — friends,  William  Cortelyou  and  Marten  Schanck.  Wit- 
nesses— Luycas  Schanck,  William  Dey,  Roeluf  Cornell.  Proved  Feb. 
10,    1778. 

1777,  May  21.  Inventory,  £221.18.6,  made  by  William  Dey,  Luycas 
Schanck  and  Cornelius  Vanars  Dall.  Lib.   19,  454. 

1774,  April  4.  Cortelyou,  Henry,  of  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Catherine,  £100,  and,  besides,  £300,  a  legacy  left  her  by  my 
father.  Son,  Harmanus,  £100.  Son,  Jaques,  £3  as  his  birthright.  To 
my  single  daughters,  Helenah  Cortelyou  and  Ariantye  Cortelyou, 
an  outset,  which  is  the  value  of  those  to  my  other  daughters  who 
are  married.  Real  estate  to  be  sold.  Children,  Jaques,  Albert,  Henry, 
William,  Harmanus,  Anna  Stoothoff,  Arianty  Cornell,  Helenah  Cor- 
telyou, Mariah  Vanduyck,  Alltye  Vanduyck  and  Adriana  Cortelyou, 
the  remainder.  Executors — sons,  Jaques,  Henry,  William  and  Har- 
manus. Witnesses — John  Hollinshead,  Jacob  Slover,  Isaac  Brooks. 
Proved  March  5,   1777. 

1777,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  made  by  Johannis  Stoothof,  Peter  Sedam 
and  Isaac  Brooks.  Lib.  18,  p.  84. 

1777,  Oct.  3.  Corwine,  Samuel,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Hixson.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Anderson;  both  of  Am- 
well,   said  Co.     Witness^ — Jerusha  Smith. 

1777,  Nov.  28.  Inventory,  £48.7.6,  made  by  Jacob  Snyder  and  Judiah 
Hixson.  Lib.  16,  p.  511. 

1762,  Nov.  26.  Cory,  Jacob,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  The  land  I  bought  of  Joseph  Hindes,  by  deed  dated 
the  day  of  date  hereof,  of  33  acres  and  72/100,  which  is  bounded 
southeast  and  northwest  by  George  Ross,  northeast  by  Abraham 
Marsh,  and  west  by  the  road  that  leads  from  Joseph  Barnet's  mills 
to  Benjamin  Williams'  mill,  to  be  sold,  but  not  till  my  brother,  Abner, 
comes  of  age.  Brother,  John  Cory,  £5,  and  a  like  sum  to  each  of  my 
sisters,  Hannah,  Phebe,  Sarah  and  Rachel.  Brothers,  Abner  and 
David,  the  rest  of  the  money  from  the  said  sale.  Executors — my 
father,  John  Cory,  and  my  uncle,  Joseph  Cory;  and,  if  they  die,  then 
my  brother,  Abner.  Witnesses — James  Frazee,  Joseph  Hindes,  Abraham 
Clark,   Jr.     Proved  April   24,    1778.     Probate   granted  to  Abner  Corey. 

Lib.  20,  p.  278. 

1773,  April  29.  Cory,  Martha,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Martha  Cory,  the  daughter  of  my  eldest  son,  John  Cory,  a 
chest,  a  Dutch  wheel,  and  clothing.  Rest  of  my  personal  and  real 
estate  to  Hannah  Cory,  Sarah  Scudder,  Rachel  Mills  and  Hannah 
Steward.  My  son,  Jacob  Cory,  is  to  keep  the  V4,  part  given  to  my 
said  granddaughter,  Hannah  Steward,  till  she  is  18,  but,  if  she  die, 
then  her  V4,  part  is  to  be  given  to  my  3  daughters,  Hannah  Cory, 
Sarah  Scudder  and  Rachel  Mills,  as  named  above.  Executors — son, 
Abner  Cory,  and  my  son-in-law,  Benjamin  Scudder.  Witnesses — 
Abner  Cory,   Jacob  Cory,   Abner  Sayre.     Proved  March   5,    1778. 

Lib.    18,    p.    681. 


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1772,  Feb.  4.  Cosart,  Jacob,  of  Bridgwater,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Orders  a  headstone.  Wife,  Annah,  the  interest  of  money  my  lands 
will  bring.  Son,  Jacob,  5  shilling's  as  a  birthright,  and  then  an 
equal  share  with  my  other  sons,  Samuel,  Job  and  Anthony.  Daughter, 
Annah,  wife  at  present  to  Onisimus,  alias  Simeon,  Bell,  £20.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary  Sutton,  widow,  £20.  Daughter,  Leah,  wife  of  Joseph  Riggs, 
£20.  Grandson,  Abraham  Lewis,  £10.  Executors — sons,  Samuel  and 
Anthony,  and  friend,  Thomas  Terril.  Witnesses — Thomas  Coon, 
Philip  Wineans,  Edward  Ferrel.     Proved  May  2,  1772. 

1772,  April  22.  Inventory,  £282.12.1,  made  by  Robert  Dennes, 
Abraham  Van  Tuyl  and  Anthony  Cosart.  Lib.  K,  p.  423. 

1771,  Oct.  11.  Cosbey,  David,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abiel 
Akin.     Fellowbondsman — John  Longstreet,  Jr.;  both  of  said  Co. 

1771,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £22.5.10,  made  by  Joseph  Covenhoven  and 
John  Cook.  Lib.  K,  p.  367. 

1773,  June  3.  Costigiii,  Francis,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co., 
attorney-at-law;  will  of.  Son,  Lewis,  5  shillings.  To  Mrs.  Mary 
Hude,  Sr.,  a  diamond  ring.  Miss  Mary  Hude,  Jr.,  £25.  Mrs.  Catherine 
Low,  widow,  £25.  Son,  Francis,  rest  of  personal  and  real  estate. 
Executors — friend,  James  Hude,  and  my  son,  Francis.  Witnesses — 
William  Harrison,  Mary  Harrison,  Jacob  Hassert.  Proved  July  17, 
1773. 

1773,  July  19.  Renunciation  by  Francis  Costigin.  Witnesses — 
Adolph  French  and  Abraham  Barkelew.  Lib.  L,  p.   13. 

1775,  Dec.  16.  Cottnani,  Abraliani,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co., 
attorney-at-law;  will  of.  To  be  buried  in  the  Trenton  Churchyard, 
as  near  to  my  first  wife  and  children  as  can  be  done.  My  friend, 
William  Pidgeon,  to  assist  Executors.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Ann  Cottnam, 
house  and  lot  where  I  live;  also  my  meadow  lot  of  5  acres,  part  of 
which  I  bought  of  Samuel  Tucker,  at  Sheriff's  sale,  and  the  rest  I 
hold  under  a  long  lease,  subject  to  a  ground  rent  of  £3  a  year,  now 
payable  to  William  Moore,  of  Philadelphia,  merchant,  during  her  life, 
and,  after  her  death,  I  give  the  house  to  my  son-in-law,  Robert 
Hoops,  and  my  son,  George  Cottnam,  as  tenants  in  common.  Eldest 
son,  Warrell,  £30,  for  fitting  him  to  go  to  sea,  and  I  ask  my  other 
children  to  see  that  he  does  not  want,  but  not  to  be  security  for 
him.  Son,  George,  my  law  books  at  home,  and  also  in  possession  of 
Isaac  Allen  and  Doctor  John  Cox,  which  I  claim  under  the  will  of 
Joseph  Warrell,  the  elder,  deceased.  To  my  wife,  all  the  books  that 
belonged  to  Mrs.  Pearce.  Daughter,  Martha  Hoops,  wife  of  Robert 
Hoops,  her  grandmother's  picture.  Niece,  Charity  Lee,  if  she  be 
living  in  my  family,  at  my  death,  £30.  Son,  George,  his  mother's 
family  pedigree  roll,  by  her  mother's  side,  being  of  the  Bradshaw 
family.  Rest  of  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  All  the  real 
and  personal  I  got  by  my  wife,  as  heiress  at  law  to  her  mother,  Mrs. 
Catherine  Peirce,  shall  be  deemed  as  part  of  my  estate,  the  same 
being  secured  to  me  by  good  conveyances.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth 
Ann,  the  Hon.  Daniel  Coxe,  my  son-in-law,  Robert  Hoops,  and  my 
son,  George.  Witnesses — William  Pidgeon,  Benjamin  Smith,  Robert 
Lettis  Hooper.     Proved  Feb.  12,  1776.  Lib.   17,  p.   295. 


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1776,  May  9.  Couch,  Solomon,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — John  Couch  and  John  Manlove.  Fellowbondsman — Walter 
Ewlng;  ail  of  said  place,  yeomen. 

1776,  May  8.  Inventory,  £36.1.6,  made  by  Dan  Simkins  and  Walter 
Ewing-.  Lib.  16,  p.  491. 

1778,  Oct.  20.  Coulthar,  Joseph,  of  Bridgwater,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  John  Coulthar,  5  shilling's  as  his  birthrig-ht.  All  real  to  be 
sold.  Son,  Alexander,  %  of  what  my  real  estate  brings.  To  the  2 
sons  of  my  son,  John,  £10  each,  when  21.  My  4  daughters  to  have 
the  rest,  but  my  daughter,  Ann,  is  to  have  hers  as  she  needs  it. 
Executors — son-in-law,  David  Howell,  and  my  relation,  James  Linn. 
Witnesses — Jeremiah  Oliver,  Richard  Oliver,  Elias  V.  Court.  Proved 
Dec.  12,  1778. 

1778,  Dec.  24.  Inventory,  made  by  Richard  McCain  and  Jeremiah 
Oliver.  Lib.  20,  p.  166. 

1778,  April  18.  Corenhoven,  Dominlcns,  of  Windsor  Township,  Mid- 
dlesex Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  moveable  estate 
and  V2  my  lands,  till  my  son,  Peter,  is  21.  Eldest  son,  John,  £5  only, 
as  I  have  given  him  a  deed  for  the  place  where  he  lives.  Son,  William, 
5  shillings  only,  as  I  have  given  him  a  deed  for  his  plantation.  Third 
son,  Garrett,  5  shillings,  as  I  have  given  him  £336.  Fourth  son,  Levi, 
%  the  plantation  I  live  on.  Fifth  son,  Peter,  the  other  i/^.  Executors 
— wife,  Mary,  and  sons,  John  and  William.  Witnesses — Moses  Groom, 
Elisha  Cook,  William  Slaback.     Proved  July  23,   1778. 

1778,  July  18.  Inventory,  £600.13.6,  made  by  Coert  Voorhles  and 
David  Slaback.  Lib.  20,  p.  194. 

1772,  Sept.  25.  Covenhoven,  Garret,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth  Covenhoven.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Bennem  and 
John  Clayton;  all  of  said  place.     Witness — Hendrick  Smock. 

1772,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  made  by  Joshua  Anderson  and  Henderlck 
Smock.  Lib.  K,  p.  442. 

1777,  Aug:.  26.  Covenhoven,  Liucke,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.;  w^ill 
of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £300,  and  the  use  of  my  plantation.  Son,  Rut, 
150  acres  of  land  on  the  south  side  of  my  homestead;  also  50  acres 
on  Assanpink,  called  the  Bainbridge  Pasture.  Son,  Garret,  the  rest 
of  my  homestead.  Daughters,  Ann,  the  vi^ife  of  William  Voorhies, 
Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  Jacob  Bergen;  and  Eve  Covenhoven,  £200  to 
each,  and  Eve  to  have  £60  more.  To  each  of  my  3  sons,  William,  Rut 
and  Luke,  £200.  Rest  of  real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Executors — 
wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  sons,  William  and  Garret.  Witnesses — Han- 
nah Tindall,   John  Tindall,   Thomas  Cahill.     Proved  Jan   15.   1778. 

1778,  Jan.  8.  Inventory,  £2,698.12.4,  made  by  Joseph  Olden  and  David 
Slaback.  Lib.  19,  p.  389. 

1774,  March  22.  Covenhoven,  Peter,  of  Freehold  Township,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  £300 
to  be  given  to  my  sons,  John,  Peter,  Elias,  William  and  Ruliff.  Rest 
to  my  sons,  and  my  daughters.  Patience,  Sarah  and  Leah.  Ruliff  is 
to  learn  a  trade.  Executors — sons,  John,  Elias  and  William.  Wit- 
nesses— Daniel  Barkelow,  William  Hulse,  Edmund  Harris.  Proved 
June  7,  1774. 

1774,  May  23.  Inventory,  £228.9.9,  made  by  John  Lloyd  and  William 
Hulse.  Lib.  L.  p.   161. 


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1779,  Oct.  11.  Covenhoven,  Roelof,  of  Mlddletown,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Peter  Covenhoven,  of  said  place,  and  Hendrick  Voorheea 
and  Ayethe  Covenhoven,  both  of  Freehold.  Witness — Nicholas  Van 
Brant. 

1779,  Oct.  11.  Inventory,  £729.12.7,  made  by  Garret  Covenhoven  and 
John  Smock.  Lib.  22,  p.  21. 

1777,  April  10.  Covenhoven,  William,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Peter,  £5  for  his  birthright.  Son,  Theodorus, 
a  horse  and  w^atch.  Son,  William,  a  horse.  Real  and  personal  estate 
to  be  divided  into  11  parts;  son,  Peter,  one  part;  daughter,  Catharine, 
one  part;  daughter.  Patience,  one  part;  daughter,  Mary,  one  part; 
son,  Theodorus,  two  parts;  son,  William,  two  parts;  daughter,  Nelly, 
one  part;  son,  John,  one  part;  my  granddaughters,  Lidia  and 
Catharine,  daughters  of  my  son,  Peter,  the  other  part.  Executors — 
sons,  Theodorus  and  William,  and  my  son-in-law,  Peter  Schenck. 
Witnesses — William  A.  Covenhoven,  Jr.,  John  Jewell,  John  Morford. 
Proved  May  20,  1777.  Lib.   18,  p.   451. 

1778,  .Sept.  12.  Covenhoven,  William,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Samuel  Bayles.  Fellowbondsman — Harmon  Covenhoven;  both 
of  said  Co. 

1778,  Sept.  10.  Renunciation  by  Lidia  Covenhoven,  in  favor  of 
Samuel  Bayles. 

1778,  Sept.  10.  Inventory,  made  by  Harmon  Covenhoven  and  Jan 
Hixson.  Lib.   16,   p.   507. 

1779,  May  20.  Covenover,  Catharine,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— David  Adams.     Fellowbondsman — David  Covenover;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  22,  p.  27. 

1774,  Aug.  18.  Covenhover,  Jeremiah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Joseph  Covenhover.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Denny;  both  of  Egg 
Harbor  Township,   said  Co.,  yeomen.     Witness — Samuel  Mickle. 

Lib.    15,    p.    509. 

1762,  May  19.  Covenover,  John,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  Township, 
Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  John,  %  of  my  plan- 
tation where  I  live,  it  being  the  southwest  side,  and  joins  Samuel 
Risley,  containing  150  acres;  also  V2  of  50  acres  of  backland.  Son, 
Joseph,  the  other  V2  of  my  plantation,  which  joins  Richard  Risley; 
also  V2  of  the  50  acres  of  back  land.  Son,  Peter,  land  between  David 
Addoms  and  Nehemiah  Leeds,  being  the  %  of  the  plantation,  formerly 
belonging  to  Jeremiah  Addoms.  Son,  Jeremiah,  a  bond  of  David 
Addoms,  and  mortgage.  Sons,  John,  Peter  and  Joseph,  my  cedar 
swamp  on  the  south  branch  of  Absecon;  also  2  lots  of  cedar  swamp, 
at  or  near  the  head  of  Badcock's  Creek.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £5.  Daugh- 
ter, Rebecah,  £5.  Daughter,  Mary,  £5.  Wife,  Sarah,  rest  of  personal 
estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  son,  John.  Witnesses — John 
Ingersul,  Micajah  Covenover,  Rebecah  Risley.     Proved  March  26,  1771. 

1771,  Feb.  19.  Inventory,  £176.18.0.  made  by  John  Steelman  and  John 
Ingersul. 

1772,  June   9.      Account   by   Sarah   Covenover,    acting   Executor. 

Lib.   14,  p.  373;  Lib.   14,  p.   502. 


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1777,  June  4.  Covenover,  Peter,  of  Galloway  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  David,  %  of  my  lands,  meaning  where  he  lives. 
Son,  Peter,  %  of  my  lands,  meaning  where  Robert  Tyrrill  lives.  Son, 
Jesse,  the  other  Vs,  meaning  where  I  live.  Daughters,  Mary  Gandy, 
Sarah  Covenover,  Esther  Doughty  and  Ann  Covenover,  50  shillings 
each.  Youngest  daughter,  Pheebe  Covenover,  a  bed  and  colt..  Wife, 
Katherine,  all  she  brought  when  we  married.  Son,  Jesse,  to  live 
with  his  brother,  David,  till  he  is  21.  Executors — sons,  David  and 
Peter.  Witnesses — Robert  P.  Tyrrill,  Isaac  Somers,  Abner  Doughty. 
Proved  Aug.   14,   1777. 

1777,  Aug.  9.  Inventory,  £143.10.1,  made  by  Adam  Blackman  and 
Isaac  Somers.  Lib.  19,  p.  26. 

1779,  April  1.  Covenover,  Peter,  of  Galloway  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  To  Sarah,  %  of  my  personal  estate,  and  the  other  % 
to  my  daughters,  Sarah  and  Mary  Covenover.  Sons,  Blias  and  Joseph, 
the  plantation  where  I  live,  and  Elias  to  have  that  part  next  to 
Nehemiah  Leeds.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  Joseph  Estell.  Wit- 
nesses— David  Covenover,  Sarah  Dole,  Japhet  Leeds.  Proved  May  21, 
!    1779. 

1779,  May  15.  Inventory,  £759.0.9,  made  by  Adam  Blackman  and 
David  Covenover.  Lib.  21,  p.  159. 

1777,  May  29.  Covert,  Peter,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Hendrick 
Van  Middleswort  and  Jacob  Dunn.  Fellowbondsman — John  Covert; 
all  of  New  Jersey. 

1777,  May  20.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Covert,  the  widow,  in  favor 
of  her  friends,  Jacob  Dunn  and  Hendrick  Van  Middleswort.  Witness 
— John  Covert. 

1779,  April  21.  Inventory,  £461.2.3,  made  by  Teunes  V.  Middleswarth 
and  Abraham  Dumont,  in  presence  of  Luke  Covert  and  Abraham 
Covert,  brothers  of  deceased.  Lib.  18,  p.  608. 

1777,  April  3.  Coward,  John,  of  Upper  Freehold  Township,  Mon- 
mouth Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  household  goods,  and  to 
have  a  room  in  my  house  where  Ezekiel  Foreman  did  live.  Daughter, 
Rebeckah  Polhemus,  the  land  that  is  by  Tobias  Hendrickson,  John 
Lawrence,  John  Co'ward,  deceased,  Thomas  Smith  and  John  Holmes. 
My  son  and  heir,  John,  my  plantation,  and  also  100  acres  taken  from 
the  east  end  of  the  land  called  Burtch  Meadow,  which  I  had  by  deed 
from  Daniel  Bray;  and  he  is  to  pay  to  his  sister,  Ellis,  £500,  and 
support  his  mother.  Daughter,  Ellis,  a  bed.  Son,  Samuel,  my  grist 
mill  and  land,  and  also  the  land  which  I  bought  of  my  brother, 
Thomas  Coward,  on  Laway  Creek.  My  other  lands  and  cedar  swamps, 
and  sawmills,  and  my  part  of  the  vessels  that  I  have,  to  be  sold, 
with  the  priviledge  of  Samuel  Herberts  and  his  wife  living  on  the 
place  where  he  now  lives,  all  their  life.  Executors — friends,  James 
Randolph  and  Tobias  Hendrickson.  Witnesses  —  Richard  Herbert, 
James  Herbert,   Nehemiah  Tilton.     Proved  April   28,   1777. 

1777,  April  23.  Inventory,  £983.12.9,  made  by  William  Hendrickson 
and  Richard  Herbert.  Lib.  18,  p.  245. 

1775,  Jan.  14.  Coward,  Thomas,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Tobias  Hendrickson.  Fellowbondsman — John  Coward; 
both  of  said  place. 


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1775,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £143.3.5,  made  by  John  Coward,  Gilbert 
Smith  and  James  Randolph. 

1776,  March  8.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  15,  p.  527;  Lib.  16,  p.  485. 

1772,  May  25.  Cowenhoven,  George,  of  Reading,  Township,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margret  Cowenhoven,  to  have  possession  of 
my  estate,  while  my  widow,  but,  if  she  marry,  then  she  is  to  have  V2, 
and  my  daughter,  Ann,  the  other  Vs.  Executors — wife,  Margret, 
Abraham  Cowenhoven  and  Abraham  Vanhorne.  Witnesses — Henry 
Traphagen,  Sidney  Berry,  Phebe  Farley.     Proved  July  7,  1772. 

1772,  July  2.  Inventory,  £280.16.8,  made  by  Henry  Traphagen  and 
Sidney  Berry.  Lib.  15,  p.  310. 

1770,  Wov.  30.  Cowgill,  Ellizabeth,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co., 
shopkeeper;  will  of.  Nephew,  Joseph  Cowgill,  a  mortgage,  which  I 
have  on  a  house  and  lot,  lately  belonging  to  his  father,  in  Wrights- 
town,  Bucks  Co.  Nieces,  Sarah,  Margaret  and  Septime  Cowgill,  and 
Mary  Watson,  Elizabeth,  Anne  and  Jennet  Atkinson,  my  apparel. 
Elizabeth  Atkinson,  my  large  Bible.  Mary  Watson,  my  works  of 
William  Penn,  and  the  rest  of  Hope  Wallen's  time,  if  she  be  not 
free  at  the  time  of  my  death.  To  Elizabeth  Finney,  andirons.  To 
Hope  Wallen,  £3.  If  on  a  settlement  of  accounts  with  William 
Bevan  or  Thomas  Clifford,  as  his  Guardian,  a  balance  appears  due 
to  me,  I  remit  the  same.  Nephew,  William  Atkinson,  interest  of  £80, 
and,  after  his  death,  the  said  £80  is  to  be  divided  among  my  7  nieces, 
above  named.  Niece,  Anne  Atkinson,  my  chain.  The  rest  of  my 
estate  I  give  to  my  7  nieces,  and  my  said  cousin,  Joseph  Cowgill,  and 
Elizabeth  and  Mary  Cowgill,  and  the  mortgage  devised  to  him  shall 
be  estimated  at  £12.  Executors — nieces,  Mary  Watson  and  Septime 
Cowgill.  Overseers — John  Haskins  and  Samuel  Allinson,  to  advise 
my  Executors.  Witnesses — John  Haskins,  Thomson  Neale,  Samuel 
Allinson.     Proved  Jan.  28,  1772.  Lib.  15,  p.  348. 

1775,  Jan.  4.  CovrperthTvaite,  Hannah,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Joseph  Cowperthwaite.  Fellowbondsman — John  Cowperthwaite; 
both  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Lib.  15,  p.  526. 

1773,  Feb.  28.  Cowperthwaite,  James,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  To  Jonathan  Cowperthwaite,  eldest  son  of  John  Cow- 
perthwaite, 5  shillings.  My  mother,  Hannah  Cowperthwaite,  all  my 
lands  during  her  life.  Sisters,  Charity,  Elizabeth,  Rebecka,  Mary, 
Hannah  and  Coziah,  £100.  My  youngest  sister,  Kozia,  to  have  all 
the  lands  after  my  mother's  decease.  Executor — John  Cowperthwaite. 
Witnesses — Alexander  Kimmings,  Edmond  Harker,  Samuel  Potter. 
Proved  April  9,  1773. 

1773,  April  9.  Renunciation  by  John  Cowperthwaite,  brother  of 
said  James. 

1773,  April  9.  Adm'x — Hannah  Cowperthwaite,  with  the  will  an- 
nexed.    Fellowbondsman — John  Cowperthwaite,  of  Upper  Freehold. 

1773,  March  13.  Inventory,  £80.1.0,  made  by  Stoffll  Longstreet  and 
Samuel  Potter. 

1776,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £34.1.11,  made  by  Alexander  Kimmings 
and  John  Longstreet,  on  goods  not  administered  by  Hannah  Cow- 
perthwaite Lib.  15,  p.  525;  Lib.  16,  p.  99. 


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1771,  Feb.  15.  Cowperthwaite,  John,  of  Chester  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Advanced  in  ag'e.  Real  and  personal 
to  my  4  children,  Sarah  Pricket,  Joseph  Cowperthwaite,  Samuel 
Cowperthwaite  and  Jacob  Cowperthwaite.  Executors — son,  Joseph, 
and  my  daughter,  Sarah  Pricket.  Witnesses — Joshua  Roberts,  Enoch 
Roberts,  John  Cox.     Proved  May  22,  1775. 

1775,  April  18.  Inventory,  £176.13.0,  made  by  Enoch  Roberts  and 
Kendal  Coles.  Lib.  17,  p.  158. 

1777,  Feb.  17.  Cowpland,  Joshua,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — David 
Cowpland  and  Davis  Bevan,  of  the  Borough  of  Chester,  Chester  Co., 
Pennsylvania,  yeomen.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Smith,  carpenter, 
and  Benjamin  Smith,  yeoman,  of  Salem  Co.  Lib.  18,  p.  480. 

1774,  Dec.  3.  Cox,  Abel,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Ann   Cox.      Fellowbondsman — John   Cox;    both    of    said    place. 

Lib.  15,  p.  504. 

1773,  April  28.  Cox,  Joseph,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Prudence  Cox,  widow,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Daniel  Loder,  Jr.,  of  said  Deerfield,  and  David  Stratton,  of  Hopewell, 
said  Co.  Lib.  14,  p.  523. 

1775,  March  27.  Cox,  "William,  of  Willingboroug-h  Township,  Bur- 
ling-ton  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Wife, 
Rachel,  14  of  my  estate.  Son,  Jacob,  an  equal  share  with  his  mother, 
when  he  is  21.  Daughters,  Lydia,  Rachel,  Elizabeth,  Beulah  and 
Mary,  the  remainder.  Daughters  not  of  age.  Executors — John  Mason, 
my  wife's  brother,  and  Jacob  Perkins.  Witnesses — Henry  Ridgway, 
Joseph  Perkins,  Hugh  HoUinshead.     Proved  April  5,  1775. 

1775,  April  1.  Inventory,  £154.0.6,  made  by  Abraham  Woolman  and 
Thomas  Buzby.  Lib.  17,  p.  156. 

1779,  May  4.  Cox,  TVilliam,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co.,  gentle- 
man; will  of  Friend,  Richard  Price,  of  Mount  Holly,  £150.  Rest  of 
personal  and  real  to  my  brother,  John  Cox,  Esq.  Executor — brother, 
John  Cox.  Witnesses — Joseph  Ball,  Joseph  Read,  Samuel  Allen. 
Proved  Nov.  8,  1779.  Lib.  20,  p.  327. 

1771,  Jan.  16.  Coxe,  Peter,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Tatem.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Lord;  both  of 
said  place.  Witnesses — Abigail  Blackwood  and  S.  Blackwood,  Sur- 
rogate. 

1771,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  £42.4.2,  made  by  John  Brown  and  Joshua 
Lord.  Lib.  15,  p.  112. 

1777,  Nov.  1.  Craft,  Thomas,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — George  Craft  and  Samuel  Craft.  Felowbondsman — George 
Folwell,  all  of  said  Co. 

1777,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £287.16.1,  made  by  George  Folwell  and 
Philip  Bowne.  Lib.   18,  p.   619. 

1776,  Jnne  7.  Craig,  Andrew,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Craig.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Craig;  both  of 
■aid  place.  Lib.  M,  p.  31. 


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1774,  Oct.  3.  Crats,  Daniel  Terrill,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
James  Craig-,  of  said  Co.,  deceased  Said  ward  makes  choice  of  Daniel 
Terrill,  Jr.,  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Daniel  Terrill,  Jr.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Ephraim  Terrill;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  L,   p.   156. 

1772,  Aug.  18.  Craig,  John,  of  Pittsgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Son, 
Elias,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  he  paying-  to  my  son,  Samuel, 
deceased's,  children,  £30.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  to  have  a  room  up- 
stairs in  the  house  I  live  in.  Grandson,  Robert  Craig,  a  horse  and 
cow,  and  he  may  live  in  the  house  I  live  in.  Son,  William,  son,  John, 
and  my  daughters,  Ann  Thompson,  Elizabeth  Penton,  Mary  Rose  and 
Martha  Rose,  all  the  rest,  and  a  debt  due  from  Francis  Thompson, 
husband  of  my  daughter,  Ann.  Executor — son,  William.  Witnesses — 
Jacob  Togart,  John  Gray,  James  Dunlap.      Proved  May  15,   1777. 

1777,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £580.4.2,  made  by  Garrit  Nieukirk  and 
Isaac  Burrows.  Lib.   19,   p.  91. 

1773,  Nov.  17.  Craig,  John,  of  Bernards  Township,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  To  Samuel  Craig's  son,  John,  £50;  and  to  his  son,  Alexander, 
£10;  and  to  his  daughter.  Rose,  £10.  To  John  McBride,  son  of  Wil- 
liam McBride,  £20;  and  £30  to  the  rest  of  the  children  of  William 
McBride  and  Margaret,  his  present  wife.  To  the  children  of  Alexander 
and  Rose  Chambers,  in  Trenton,  £100.  To  James  Chambers,  my  riding 
mare;  he  is  the  son  of  said  Alexander  and  Rose.  To  John  Snit,  In 
the  Highlands  of  New  York,  £25;  and  to  the  3  sons  of  David  Craig, 
I  give  all  the  money  due  to  me  in  the  Highlands  of  New  York;  they 
paying  to  the  said  John  Snit,  his  legacy.  To  Samuel  Linn,  son  of 
William  Linn,  £50,  and  to  have  my  part  of  the  benefit  of  my  planta- 
tion during  the  time  of  Albert  Johnston's  lease.  Sisters,  Rose,  the 
wife  of  Alexander  Chambers,  and  Margaret,  the  wife  of  William 
McBride,  the  rest  of  estate.  Executors — John  Linn  and  Hugh  Gaston, 
both  of  Bedminster,  and  Samuel  Linn,  of  Bernards.  Witnesses — John 
Barkley,  William  Vandorn.     Proved  Dec.   21,  1773.  Lib.  L,  p.  37. 

1776,  Wov.  29.  Craig,  Moses,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Robert, 
£300.  Daughter,  Agnes  Cox,  £100.  Daughter,  Catherine  Huff,  £150, 
the  use  of  which  to  be  paid  to  her  as  she  has  need  of  it,  and,  if  not 
expended  in  her  lifetime,  £50  is  to  be  paid  to  my  son,  Moses's  sons, 
Moses  Watson  and  John,  and  %  of  rest,  to  her  son,  Moses  Huff,  and 
the  rest  to  the  remainder  of  her  children.  My  friend,  James  Cole,  £10. 
Rest  of  personal  and  real  to  my  sons,  Moses  and  Aaron.  Executors — 
son,  Robert,  and  friend,  James  Cole.  Witnesses — John  Craig,  John 
Wurts.     Proved  Feb.  18,  1779. 

1781,  March  20.  Inventory,  £449.8.6,  filed  by  Ebenezer  Berry  and 
Henry  Miller.  Lib.  21,  p.  75. 

1772,  Aug.  25.  Craig,  Samuel,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Craig.  Fellowbondsmen — James  McClong  and  John  Hutton,  all  of 
said  Co. 

1772,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £250.19.10,  made  by  Robert  Mead  and 
John  Hutton.  Lib.  14,  p.  511. 

1777,  Aug.  30.  Craig,  Samuel,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — John  Craig  and  Sophia  Craig;  both  of  said  place;  said  Sophia 


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Craig  being-  widow  of  Samuel,   deceased.     Witnesses — Matthew  Rue 
and  Nelly  Rue.  Lib.  18,  p.  621. 

1775,  July  31.  Cramer,  Stephen,  of  Little  Egg  Harbor,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  %  of  my  moveable  estate,  and  %  of  the 
profits  of  my  land.  To  Hester,  Hannah  and  Sarah,  the  3  daughters 
of  my  eldest  son,  John,  5  shillings  each.  Son,  Caleb,  my  homestead 
place,  beginning  at  the  Home  Landing  at  a  post  at  low  water  mark, 
and  runs  northwest,  as  is  specified  in  a  deed  given  to  Caleb  in  1775; 
and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  William,  £40,  and  to  my  son,  Thomas,  £10. 
Son,  Isaac,  52  acres,  which  is  bounded  by  Job  Mathis  and  William 
Grant.  To  my  sons,  Caleb,  Isaac,  William  and  Thomas,  all  my  lots 
of  cedar  swamp  in  old  Merigold.  Son,  Caleb,  %,  and  son,  Isaac,  Vs  of 
a  salt  marsh,  on  the  east  side  of  Bass  River,  opposite  Eli  Mathis. 
To  the  4  daughters  of  my  first  wife,  Sarah,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and 
Esther,  £8  each.  To  the  6  daughters  by  my  last  wife,  Phebe,  Hannah, 
Mercy,  Susannah,  Anne  and  Keziah,  £8  each.  Executors — my  wife, 
my  son,  Caleb,  and  my  friend,  Solomon  Gaskill.  W^itnesses — Solomon 
Gaskill,  William  Grant,  John  Grant.     Proved  April  16,  1777. 

1777,  April  10.  Inventory,  £113.19.4,  made  by  Lewis  Darnel  and 
William   Grant. 

1778,  April  28.  Account  made  by  Caleb  Cramer,  acting  Executor. 
Legacies  paid  to  Anthony  Morris,  £8;  Susannah  Cramer,  £4;  Noah 
Smith,  £4;  William  Grant,  £4;  Mercy  Smith,  £4;  Anna,  Hannah  and 
Keziah  Cramer,  £12.  Lib.  18,  p.  184;  Lib.  18,  p.  690. 

1775,  April  5.  Crandol  [Crandell],  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  will  of. 
To  Levi  Crandol,  my  son  Reubin's  elder  son,  10  shillings.  Son,  John, 
all  real  and  personal  estate.  Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Stiles,  James  Hayse,  Constantine  Carll.     Proved  June  2,  1775. 

1775,  May  26.  Inventory,  £30.5.9,  made  by  Nathaniel  Foster  and 
Richard  Edmunds.  Lib.   17,  p.  162. 

1772,  May  22.  Crane,  Caleb,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  My  debts  are  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  Caleb,  Nehemiah  and 
Jacob.  Son,  Caleb,  house  and  land  where  he  lives,  which  I  bought 
of  William  Trotter,  deceased.  Sons,  Caleb  and  Jacob,  my  gristmill 
and  sawmill  on  Elizabeth  Town  River,  as  tenants  in  common.  Sons, 
Caleb  and  Jacob,  as  tenants  in  common,  that  land  which  now  lyes 
open,  adjoining  to  the  said  mills  and  river,  on  east  side  of  said 
river;  also,  as  tenants  in  common,  my  land  lying  at  the  Ash  Swamp, 
joining  lands  of  John  Crane  and  Noah  Crane,  which  tract  was  given 
to  me  by  my  father,  Nathaniel  Crane,  deceased.  I  also  give  them, 
as  tenants  in  common,  the  land  on  the  south  side  of  the  road,  near 
John  Megie's,  which  was  also  given  to  me  by  my  father,  Nathaniel 
Crane;  also,  as  tenants  in  common,  my  salt  marsh  lying  in  Elizabeth 
Town  Great  Meadows,  and  which  joins  the  Long  Pond  and  Forked 
Creek,  and  was  also  given  to  me  by  my  father.  Son,  Caleb,  5  acres, 
to  be  taken  from  the  north  part  of  the  lot,  which  I  lately  bought 
of  my  brother,  Jonathan  Crane,  and  which  joins  land  of  William 
Stiles;  and  the  rest  of  the  tract  of  15  acres,  with  the  house,  in  which 
my  son,  Nehemiah,  lives,  I  give  to  Nehemiah.  Sons,  Nehemiah  and 
Caleb,  as  tenants  in  common,  land  that  joins  David  Crane  and  Stephen 
Crane,  which  I  bought  of  Ephraim  Terril  and  Jonathan  Allen.  Son, 
Nehemiah,  land  that  joins  Caleb  and  Michael  Osborn,  which  I  bought 
of    Samuel    Osborn.      Sons,    Nehemiah    and    Nathaniel,    as    tenants    in 


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common,  that  salt  meadow  in  Elizabeth  Town  Great  Meadows,  on  the 
Bound  Creek,  and  joins  Daniel  Sale.  Son,  Jacob,  house  and  land 
where  he  lives,  of  4  acres,  and  joins  John  Chandler;  also  land  which 
I  bought  of  Jacob  Mitchell,  which  joins  William  Stiles.  Son, 
Nathaniel,  land  joining  Elizabeth  Town  River,  the  highway,  and  land 
of  David  Crane,  which  land  I  bought  of  Charles  Woodruff;  also  the 
land  that  joins  land  of  John  Harriman,  Stephen  Richard  and  Matthias 
Crane.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  my  negro  girl  Hannah.  Daughter,  Mary, 
my  wench  Violet.  Daughter,  Joanna,  my  negro  boy,  Robin.  Daugh- 
ter, Abigail,  my  wench  Sarah.  To  daughter,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of 
Jeremiah  Garthwait,  £10.  Executors — friend,  Daniel  Sale,  and  my 
son-in-law,  Jeremiah  Garthwait.  Witnesses — John  Emott,  David 
Crane,  John  Chetwood.     Proved  Jan.  3,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  87. 

1777,  May  21.  Crauc,  Caleb,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary  Crane  and  Ezekiel  Woodruff,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas  Woodruff,  Jr.;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  18,  p.  603. 

1767,  Dec.  14.  Crane,  John,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rebecca,  the  use  of  the  house  w^e  live  in,  and  the  labor  from 
my  negro,  Ceaser,  and  wench  Sue,  and  she  may  keep  2  cows,  and  use 
of  £100,  until  my  son,  Jonas,  is  21.  If  she  moves  from  my  house, 
my  sons,  John  and  Obedia,  are  to  pay  her  £5  a  year.  If  she  remove 
from  my  house,  then  the  goods  are  to  be  divided  between  my  sons, 
Samuel,  John,  Obedia  and  Jonas.  Son,  John,  land  I  bought  of  the 
heirs  of  Samuel  Cooper,  Esq.;  also  %  of  my  land  at  the  Cove,  his 
part  to  be  on  the  east  side,  joining  Caleb  Wheeler's  land;  also  Vz 
of  my  land  over  the  Cove,  which  I  bought  of  Moses  Ball  and  John 
Crane,  and  his  part  to  be  on  the  north;  also  %  of  my  land  on  the 
Hill,  called  the  Pasture,  the  west  part;  also  %  of  my  land  near  Moses 
Baldwin.  Son,  Obediah,  home  lot  where  I  live,  and  %  of  the  land  at 
the  Cove,  his  part  to  be  next  the  Ferry  road;  and  Ys  the  land  over 
the  Cove,  the  south  part;  and  V2  the  land  on  the  Hill,  the  lower  part; 
and  1/^  the  land  near  Joshua  Baldwin;  and  also  my  meadow  at  Plum 
Point.  Son,  Samuel,  %  my  land  in  the  Great  Neck,  near  Beaf  Point, 
which  I  bought  of  Thomas  Ailing  and  Jonathan  Ball,  and  is  to  be 
the  upper  part;  and  V2  the  land  on  the  Hill,  which  I  bought  of 
Thomas  Ailing,  to  be  the  upper  part;  and  l^  my  upper  salt  meadow, 
near  Wheeler's  Point,  and  to  be  the  upper  part,  next  the  creek.  Son, 
Ellas,  %  the  land  in  the  Great  Neck,  near  Beaf  Point,  that  I  bought 
of  Thomas  Ailing  and  Jonathan  Ball,  to  be  the  lower  end;  and  % 
my  land  on  the  Hill,  that  I  bought  of  Thomas  Ailing,  and  to  be 
the  lower  part;  and  2  acres  of  meadow  over  the  Great  Swamp,  next 
to  that  after  herein  devised  to  son,  Eliakim.  Son,  Eliakim,  5  acres 
of  meadow  over  the  Great  Swamp,  to  be  the  lower  part.  Son, 
Mathias,  3  acres  of  meadow  over  the  Great  Swamp.  Sons,  John  and 
Obediah,  my  2  lower  lots  of  salt  meadow,  near  Wheeler's  Point,  and 
^A  of  my  upper  salt  meadow  at  Wheeler's  Point,  and  to  be  the  lower 
end;  and  also  the  rest  of  the  meadow  over  the  Swamp.  Sons,  Samuel, 
John  and  Obediah,  my  land  in  Newark,  that  joins  Joseph  Riggs'  home 
lot,  called  the  tanyard.  Sons,  Samuel,  John,  Obediah,  Eliakim  and 
Benjamin,  my  apparel.  Son,  Jonas,  £100,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  Mathias, 
£100.  Grandson,  Rufus  Crane,  £30.  Son,  Eliakim,  £20.  Son,  Benjamin, 
£10.  Executors — sons,  Samuel  and  John.  Witnesses — John  Ogden, 
Abiel  Campfleld,  Thomas  Longworth.     Proved  May  1,   1778. 


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1776,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £91.1.0,  made  by  Caleb  Wheeler  and  Isaac 
Long-w^orth.     Said  inventory  mostly  of  livestock. 

1784,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £341.14.3,  made  by  Caleb  Wheeler.  Said 
inventory  of  grain,   farming-  implements,   etc.     Total   £488.4.3. 

1785,  March  24.  Inventory,  £45.3.0,  made  by  Caleb  Wheeler.  Said 
inventory  mostly  of  household  g^oods.                                         Lib.  20,  p.  68. 

1776,  May  3.  Crane,  Joseph,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
■will  of.  Sons  Samuel,  John,  Stephen,  Joseph,  Abner,  Jonathan  and 
Isaac,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate,  except  what  I  give  to  daugh- 
ters. Daughters,  Anna,  Ruth  and  Elizabeth,  to  each  %  as  much  as 
I  give  to  one  son.  Executors — father-in-law,  John  Miller,  and  brother, 
Isaac  Crane.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Elmer,  Jonathan  Elmer,  Jr.,  John 
Parsel.     Proved  July  9,   1778.  Lib.    20,   p.    12. 

1777,  July  9.  Crane,  Lewis,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
I  leave  my  wife  as  the  law  provides,  and  I  wish  her  to  live  with  my 
son,  Charles,  and,  if  she  comes  to  be  a  charge,  then  my  son,  Isaac, 
to  be  at  V2  the  cost.  Son,  Isaac,  %  that  land  by  the  road,  by  Daniel 
Williams,  making  the  Spring  Brook  the  line,  and  V2  of  the  land  byf 
the  sawmill  pond,  and  %  the  salt  meadow.  Daughter,  Mary,  4  acres 
lying  by  Zebina  Ward,  including  the  house  that  Obadiah  Thomkins 
lives  in;  also  16  acres  ^vhere  it  w^ill  suit  Charles  best.  Daughter, 
Joanna,  the  land  I  bought  of  John  Vincent.  Daughter,  Phebe,  the 
land  where  Joshua  Shaw  lives.  Son,  Charles,  the  rest  of  my  lands 
and  salt  meadow,  with  the  house  and  barn.  Son,  Charles,  and  daugh- 
ter, Phebe,  are  under  age.  Executors — son,  Isaac,  my  daughter,  Mary 
Crane,  and  my  friend,  John  Gray.  Witnesses — Abijah  Harrison,  Uzal 
Dod,   Aaron   Wagener.      Proved  March   11,    1779.  Lib.    21,    p.   42. 

1777,  Aug.  31.  Crane,  Matthias,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co. ;  will  of. 
Being  infirm  in  body.  Brother,  John  Crane,  the  salt  meadow  which 
I  bought  of  my  brother,  Elias  Crane,  on  the  south  end  of  the  Great 
Island,  of  about  2  acres;  also  the  salt  meadow  that  my  father,  John 
Crane,  gave  me  in  his  will,  joining  the  lot  of  meadow  I  bought  of 
my  brother,  Elias,  near  Crab  Pond.  To  my  brother  John's  2  daugh- 
ters, my  morning  gown.  Executor — my  brother,  John  Crane.  Wit- 
nesses— David  Crane,  Jr.,  Sears  Crane,  John  Ogden.  Proved  Sept.  20, 
1777.  Lib.  19,  p.   401. 

1780,  July  8.  Crane,  Stephen,  Ehci.,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Stephen   Crane.      Fellowbondsman — Richard   Townley,   Jr. 

1780,  July  8.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Crane,  the  widow,  of  Elizabeth 
Town.  Lib.   24,  p.   23;  Lib.   24,   p.   24. 

1772,  Jan.  2.  Crawford,  Andrew,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Crawford.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Dunham;  both  of  Bethle- 
hem  Township,    said   Co.      Witness — Abraham   Bonnel. 

1771,  Dec.  28.  Renunciation  by  Ellenor  Crawford,  widow  of  Andrew 
Crawford,  late  of  Bethlehem.     Witness — James  Wilson. 

1771,  Dec.  30.  Inventory,  £77.7.7,  made  by  Daniel  Dunham  and 
Abraham  Bonnel. 

1774,  Sept.  24.     Account  by  Adm'r.         Lib.  14,  p.  427;  Lib.  15,  p.  499. 

1773,  March  1.  Crawford,  Andrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Judith  Crawford.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Ellis;  both  of  Town  of 
Gloucester,  said  Co.  Lib.  14,  p.  521. 


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1774,  April  11.  Crawford,  Issachar,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  mariner. 
Adm'r — Memucan  Hughes.  Fellowbondsman — Ellis  Hughes,  Jr.,  both 
of  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Witnesses — Ezekiel  Eldredge,  Jr.,  and  Gideon 
Kent. 

1775,  April  8.  Inventory,  £39.19.4,  made  by  Ellis  Hughes  and  John 
Hand.  Lib.   15,  p.  516. 

1774,  May  13.  Crawford,  Richard,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Account  by 
Rachel  Crawford  and  James  Whilldin,  the  Executors.  Paid  Elizabeth 
Crawford,  as  a  legacy  left  by  her  father,  in  the  hands  of  the  deceased, 
£51.  Paid  Ruth  Swain,  £22.4.0.  Paid  Benjamin  Crawford,  as  a  legacy 
from  said  estate,  £24.19.8%.  Paid  Issachar  Crawford,  as  a  legacy 
left  by  the  testator,  £32.     (For  will,  see  Lib.  14,  p.  536.)     Lib.  15,  p.  517. 

1771,  March  28.  Creator,  Moritz  [Morris  Crator],  of  Roxbury  Town- 
ship, Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Oldest  son,  Jacob,  that  land  on 
Schoolish  Mountain,  whereon  Andrew  Hansel  lives,  of  150  acres,  held 
by  a  deed  from  John  Wood,  and,  after  his  death,  to  belong  to  my 
son,  Moratsz,  and  to  John  Waldorf  and  his  wife.  Eve.  Son,  Moratsz, 
the  land  where  I  live,  and  the  land  joining  the  same,  where  Casper 
Rouse  lives,  the  1st  of  300  acres,  and  the  other  of  80  acres,  held  by 
a  deed  from  Joseph  Ricklish;  the  other  by  deed  from  John  Reading. 
Son,  Philip,  land  where  he  lives,  had  by  a  deed  from  Joseph  and 
Thomas  Lenard,  and  another  deed  from  Matain  [Martin]  Reyeraon. 
To  Thomas  Van  Bushkirk  and  his  wife,  Estor,  £40.  To  Fredrick 
Frits,  £20.  Son,  Moratz,  carpenter  tools.  Son,  Philip,  saddle.  My 
beds  to  my  children,  Jacob,  Moretz,  Philip  and  Eve.  Rest  to  son, 
Jacob,  and  daughter,  Eve,  the  wife  of  John  Waldorf.  Executors — 
son,  Moratz,  and  John  Waldorf.  Witnesses — Anthony  Waldorf,  Cas- 
par Ross,  Christopher  Helffer.     Proved  April  24,   1772. 

1772,  April  27.  Inventory,  £58.11.2,  made  by  Roelof  Roelofson  and 
Christopher  Kern.  Lib.   15,   p.   455. 

1772,  Aug;.  4.  Cresse,  Elizabeth,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Phillip  Cresse  and  Isaiah  Stites.  Fellowbondsmen — Zebulon  Swain 
and  Abner  Corson;  all  of  said  Co.,  gentlemen.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Harris  and  James  Miller. 

1772,  June  22.  Inventory,  £180.0.7%,  made  by  Abner  Corsen  and 
Zebulon  Swain.  Lib.  14,  p.  507. 

1773,  Aug.  26.  Cresson,  Sarah.  Int.  Adm'r — Caleb  Cresson,  of  Phila- 
delphia, her  husband.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Allinson,  Esq.,  of 
City  of  Burlington.  Lib.  14,  p.  535. 

1774,  April  9.  Crest,  Baltis,  of  Alexandria  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Sherrerd,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — • 
Daniel  Cahill,  of  Kingwood,  said  Co. 

1774,  Feb.  4.     Inventory,  made  by  Samuel  Everitt  and  Baltis  Pickle. 

Lib.   15,  p.  520. 

1772,  June  5.  Crihfleld,  TVllliam,  of  Lebanon  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  mason;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  John  Crihfleld,  20  shillings.  Son, 
Jesper,  my  lands  and  moveable  estate,  to  be  maintained  out  of  them 
till  his  death,  and  my  son,  Arther,  is  to  have  the  use  of  the  lands 
to  provide  for  his  brother,  Jasper,  who  is  to  be  buried  in  a  decent 
manner.     Son,  Arther  Critchfleld,  the  said  lands,  asd  he  is  to  pay  £50 


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to  my  son,  "William,  and  £50  to  my  son,  Joshua.  My  son,  Nathaniel, 
has  had  his  portion,  as  also  my  daughter,  Susanna,  also  my  daughter, 
Ruth,  deceased,  had  her  portion.  The  chattels  that  remain,  after 
the  death  of  Jasper,  I  give  my  children,  Amos,  Catharine,  Elizabeth, 
Abigail,  Hannah  and  Rachel.  Executors — son,  William,  Joshua  Crich- 
fleld  and  Casper  Eick.  Witnesses — Robert  Collver,  John  Bell,  Henry 
Fonger.     Proved  May  6,   1773. 

1773,  May  5.  Inventory,  £81.6.1,  made  by  Philip  Schuiler  and  John 
Swackhamer.  Lib.  16,  p.  "Tft. 

1778,  Jan.  26.  Croliiis,  William,  formerly  of  City  of  New  York,  but 
now  of  Middle  Brook,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  brother  John's 
son,  John,  the  rest  of  the  term  of  lease,  of  those  4  lots  in  New  York, 
leased  to  George  Janeway;  also  my  instruments  of  the  potter's  busi- 
ness. My  other  house  and  lot,  in  said  City,  near  the  Moravian  meet- 
ing house,  and  in  Fare  Street,  and  the  house  and  lot  in  Middle  Brook 
to  be  sold,  in  such  manner  as  my  brothers,  John,  Peter  and  George, 
shall  direct,  and  the  money  divided  between  them.  My  negros  to  be 
free.  Executors — friend,  George  Janeway,  and  my  brothers,  John 
and  Peter.  Witnesses — Robert  Manley,  Benjamin  Harris,  Jr.,  William 
Willcocks.     Proved  Jan.  22,   1779.  Lib.  21,  p.   53. 

1773,  Jan.  13.  Cronce,  George,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Crons.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Hobbock;  both  of  said 
place. 

1773,  Jan.  13.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Cronce,  widow  of  George 
Cronce. 

1773,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £104.19.9,  made  by  Evans  Godown  and 
Richard  Green.  Lib.   14,  p.   522. 

1773,  Dec.  17.  Croshaw,  John,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  George,  homestead  where  I  dwell,  and  a  piece  of 
land  to  be  taken  off  of  that  plantation  in  Hanover  Township,  now 
in  possession  of  my  grandson,  John  Croshaw;  also  V2  of  that  cedar 
swamp  I  bought  of  Edward  Pancoast.  Grandson,  Thomas  Croshaw, 
plantation  that  I  bought  of  John  Bowker  in  Hanover;  and  100  acres 
of  the  plantation  I  bought  of  Daniel  Smith.  Grandson,  Isaah  [Isaiah] 
Croshaw,  the  plantation  in  Springfield  that  I  bought  of  Jonathan 
Hough.  Grandson,  John  Croshaw,  rest  of  the  plantation  I  bought  of 
Daniel  Smith.  Executor — son,  George.  Witnesses — William  Pox, 
Richard  Stockton,  Sarah  Herd.     Proved  Nov.  16,  1775. 

1775,  Nov.  25.  Inventory,  £777.17.2,  made  by  William  Fox  and 
Thomas  Gaskill.  Money  due  from  John  Bowker,  Joseph  Wright  and 
Asa  Pancoast.  Lib.   17,  p.   273. 

1777,  Jan.  8.  Crowell,  Daniel,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Hannah,  %  of  my  moveable  estate,  and  %  of  my  lands,  and  the  use 
of  %  of  my  water  mill  on  Cold  Spring  Branch,  till  my  son,  Barnabaz, 
is  20  years  of  age,  after  which  to  have  only  %.  Son,  Daniel,  land 
where  I  live,  near  Cold  Spring,  bounded  by  lands  of  Thomas  Buck, 
John  Eldredge,  the  Parsonage  tract,  Constantine  Frosting  and  Jacob 
Hughes,  in  which  tract  is  included  those  tracts  I  bought  of  Barnabas 
Crowell  and  Mark  Hewlings;  also  the  use  of  V2  the  water  mill,  till 
my  son,  Barnabaz,  is  21.  Son,  Barnabaz,  when  21,  to  have  the  said 
water  mill,  and  the  lands  whereon  it  stands,  which  I  purchased  of 
Ellsha  Crowell.     Son,  Joshua,  a  new  suit  of  clothes,  in  case  he  live* 


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to  return  from  his  voyag-e  at  sea.  Daughter,  Abig-ail  Crowell,  £15. 
Daughter,  Judith,  £15,  when  18.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £15.  Executors 
— wife,  Hannah,  and  my  son,  Daniel.  Witnesses — James  Watt,  James 
Cochran,    Phebe   Crowell.      Proved   Feb.    19,    1780. 

1780,  Feb.  18.  Inventory,  £9,908.9.6,  made  by  Henry  Hand  and  Silas 
Swain.  Lib.  21,  p.  319. 

1777,  March  4.  Cram,  Jobn,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rachel 
Crum,  of  Pittsgrove,  said  Co.,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Mathew 
Nieukirk  and  William  Crum;  both  of  said  place,  yeomen. 

1777,  Jan.  4.  Inventory,  £157.9.9,  made  by  Matthew  Nieukirk  and 
Robert  Mead.  Lib.  18,  p.  480. 

1770,  March  10.  Cabberly,  Mary,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Oldest  son,  William  Cubberly,  £300.  Son, 
James  Cubberly,  £135.  Son,  Isaac  Cubberly,  £30.  Son,  John  Cubberly, 
£10.  Daughter,  Mary  Groom,  wife  of  Peter  Groom,  interest  of  £50, 
during  her  life,  and,  after  her  death,  %  to  her  children,  and  %  to 
my  son,  William.  Daughter,  Mary  Groom's  8  children,  Peter,  William, 
James,  Sarah,  Mary,  Leah,  Rachel  and  David,  £2  each.  Grandson, 
James  Groom,  my  Bible.  Son,  Thomas,  and  daughter,  Mary,  £4.  Son 
William's  son,  William,  £2.  Son  Isaac's  six  children,  £2  each.  Son 
John's  son,  James,  £8,  and  to  my  son  John's  other  4  children,  David, 
William,  Patience  and  Exercise,  £2  each.  Son  James'  4  children,  £2 
each.  Sons,  William,  James  and  Isaac,  the  rest  of  estate.  Executor 
— son,  William  Cubberly.  Witnesses — Robart  Marlon,  Nathaniel  Mar- 
lon.    Proved  Feb.  29,  1772. 

1772,  Feb.  19.  Inventory,  £960.11.0,  made  by  Jonathan  Hutchinson 
and  John  Pearson.  Lib.  15,  p.  412. 

1774,  April  22.  Cubberley,  William,  of  Nottingham,  Burlington  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Lydia  Cubberley,  £300.  Son,  William,  £200, 
and  the  lands  where  I  live,  save  100  acres  on  south  side  of  the  land 
that  I  bought  of  Abraham  Hunt,  when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Hannah, 
£200,  and  the  100  acres  of  the  south  side  of  the  land  that  I  bought 
of  Abraham  Hunt;  also  one  acre  lot  at  Allentown,  when  21.  The  rest 
of  estate  to  my  wife  and  2  children.  Executors — wife,  Lydia,  and 
John  Cubberley.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Rulon,  John  Jolly,  Catalina 
Stout.     Proved  May  20,   1774. 

1774,  May  16.  Inventory,  £1,398.19.4,  made  by  John  Abbott  and 
Isaac  Pearson.  Lib.  16,  p.  344. 

1774,  June  13.  Cnmmlng,  Robert,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Lawrence  Cumming.  "Whereas  Aaron  Mattison,  of  Freehold, 
by  a  deed  of  conveyance,  did  sell  to  Robert  Cumming,  son  of  said 
Lawrence,  a  house  and  lot  in  Freehold,  of  ^  acre,  and  Robert,  the 
son,  is  under  the  age  of  14."  Guardian — Lawrence  Cumming.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — William  Ferine;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  15,  p.   518. 

1777,  July  10.  Cummins,  Jane,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Green.  Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Temple;  both  of 
said    place.      Witnesses — Daniel   Clark    and   Benjamin   Clark. 

1777,  Jan.  15.  Inventory,  £486.7.5,  made  by  Daniel  Clark  and  Ben- 
jamin Clark.  Lib.   18,  p.   606. 


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1777,  Oct.  15.  Cundict,  David,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Johanna  Cundict.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Cundict;  both  of  said 
place.      Witnesses — Thomas    Griffith    and    Jonathan    Cundit. 

1778,  Jan.  8.  Inventory,  £457.9.8,  made  by  Daniel  Cundict  and  John 
Dod.  Lib.  18,  p.   625. 

1777,  June  20.  Cundict,  Samuel,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  I  give  all  my  lands,  according-  to  a  certain  survey,  made  for  a 
division,  to  my  sons,  Daniel,  Samuel,  David  (deceased)  and  Jonathan. 
The  land  that  was  divided,  or  surveyed,  for  my  sons,  Samuel  and 
David  (both  deceased),  I  leave  with  my  sons,  Daniel  and  Jonathan,  to 
g-ive  to  the  children  of  the  deceased  sons;  the  part  that  was  for 
Samuel  to  be  given  to  such  children  as  they  see  fit,  as  also  that  for 
son  David.  My  salt  meadow  I  give  to  sons,  Daniel,  Jonathan  and 
the  children  of  Samuel  and  David.  Son,  Daniel,  my  great  Bible.  To 
Mary  Billington,  £10.  My  moveable  estate  I  give  to  all  my  sons, 
Daniel,  and  to  the  children  of  my  son,  Samuel,  deceased,  to  children 
of  my  son,  David,  deceased;  to  Jonathan,  and  to  my  daughter,  Martha 
Williams.  Executors — my  sons,  Daniel  and  Jonathan.  Witnesses — 
Matthias  Pierson,  Mary  Williams,  John  Dod.     Proved  Oct.   15,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £957.5.10,  made  by  Stephen  Harison  and 
John  Dod.  Lib.   19,   p.   393. 

1772,  July  23.  Cundit,  Jotham,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rebecca 
Cundit,  mother  of  said  Jotham.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Pierson; 
both  of  Newark,  said  Co.     Witness — Nicholas  Ogden.       Lib.  K,  p.  441. 

1777,  Jan.  19.  Cunningham,  James,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Noah  Marsh.  Fellowbondsman — John  Blanchard;  both 
of  said  place.  Witnesses — Henry  B.  Livingston  and  William  Livings- 
ton, Jr.,   Surrogate.  Lib.    18,   p.   75. 

1775,  Nov.  8.  Curie,  IVicholas,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah  Curie  and  John  Sherrerd.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Taylor;  all  of  said  Co. 

1775,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £83.18.1,  made  by  Joseph  Leigh  and  Jacobus 
Snyder.  Lib.   16,   p.   446. 

1774,  Feb.  12.  Curtis,  David,  of  Shrewsbury  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  A  certain  agreement  made  between  my  wife,  Sarah,  and 
me,  before  marriage,  is  to  be  fulfilled.  Eldest  son,  David,  £5.  Son, 
Thomas,  5  shillings,  and  he  is  to  have  a  piece  of  land.  Daughter, 
Mereby  Curtis,  £100.  Daughters,  Anne,  Rachel  and  Mereby,  rest  of 
moveable  estate.  The  lands  which  I  bought  of  Samuel  and  Derick 
Longstreet  to  be  sold,  except  my  sons,  Thomas  and  Walter,  choose 
to  keep  the  land  and  pay  what  is  due  on  it.  Son,  Walter,  the  rest 
of  my  lands  and  my  rights  on  Manasquan  Beach.  Executors — sons, 
Thomas  and  Walter,  and  my  friend,  David  Curtis,  son  of  John.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Lawrence,  Lewis  Ellison,  John  Morris.  Proved  March 
7,  1774. 

1774,  March  1.  Inventory,  made  by  William  Jackson,  Jr.,  and  Garret 
Longstreet.  Lib.  L,  p.  115. 

1775,  Aug.  24.  Curtis,  John,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Rachel  Curtis  and  Jonathan  Curtis.  Fellowbondsman 
— Francis  Shinn,  Jr.,  all  of  said  place. 


124  NEW  JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1775,  Aug.  22.  Inventory,  £504.13.5,  made  by  Francis  Shinn,  Jr.,  and 
Jacob  Merrit.  Lib.   15,  p.  540. 

1770,  Oct.  15.  Cnrtis,  Jonathan,  of  Mansfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  ropemaker;  will  of.  Kinsman,  Thomas  Curtice,  all  my  lands  in 
Mansfield  Township,  he  paying  £400  to  my  brothers'  and  sisters'  chil- 
dren, to  wit:  to  Grace  Shreve's  children,  to  Joseph  Curtice's  children, 
to  Trypany  Smith's  children,  to  Thomas  Pancoast's  children,  to  Ann 
Scott's  children,  to  Thomasin  Bound's  children,  to  my  brother  John 
Curtice's  children,  to  my  kinsman  Thomas  Curtice's  children.  My 
kinsman,  Jonathan  Curtice,  my  ropeing  utentials.  Executors — friend, 
Caleb  Shreve,  and  Jonathan  Curtis.  Witness — John  Brown,  Samuel 
Rockhill,   Thomas   Folkes.      Proved  Oct.   19,   1771. 

1771,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £114.13.5,  made  by  Joseph  Pancoast,  Jr., 
and  Benjamin  Watson.  Lib.  15,  p.  179. 

1779,  March  17.  Cutler,  Abijah,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Dinah 
Cutler.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Lee;  both  of  said  Co.  Witness — 
Mary  Symmes. 

1779,  March  20.  Inventory,  £602.4.6,  made  by  Benjamin  Hallsey  and 
Joseph  Youngs.  Lib.   22,  p.   11. 

1775,  Oct.  10.  Cutter,  John,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Ephraim  Cutter,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes 
choice  of  James  Bonney  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — James  Bonney. 
Fellowbondsman — James   Fitz   Randolph;    both   of   said    place. 

Lib.   M,   p.   39. 

1775,  Oct.  10.  Cutter,  Mercy,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Ephraim  Cutter,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward 
makes  choice  of  James  Pitz  Randolph  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — 
James  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbondsman — James  Bonney;  both  of 
said   place.  Lib.   M,    p.    39. 

1771,  May  11.  Cutter,  Richard,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Samuel  Cutter,  of  said  Co.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  James  Frazee 
as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — James  Frazee.  Fellowbondsman — Ed- 
ward  Frazee;   both  of  Rahway,   said  Co.     Witness — John  Thomson. 

Lib.   K,   p.   322. 

1774,  Feb.  27.  Dagworthy,  Ely,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Sister,  Sarah  D.  Hart,  all  my  estate  and  she  is  to  pay  yearly  to  my 
wife,  Louisa  Jane  Dagworthy,  my  mother,  Sarah  Dagworthy,  and  my 
sister,  Mary  Dagworthy,  5  per  cent,  per  annum,  on  all  money  as  may 
come  to  her,  %  paid  to  my  wife,  and  the  rest  to  my  mother  and  sister. 
To  my  sister,  D.  Hart,  my  gold  watch  and  a  gold  seal.  To  John  D. 
Hart,  Jr.,  son  of  my  sister,  Sarah,  my  apparel.  Brother,  Coll.  John 
Dagworthy,  my  pistols  and  my  cantean.  Niece,  Sarah  D.  Hart,  gold 
ring.  Executors — brother.  Col.  John  Dagworthy,  and  my  brother-in- 
law,  John  D.  Hart,  Esq.,  and  my  sister,  Sarah  D.  Hart.  Witnesses — 
Isaac  Allen,  William  Cleayton. 

1776,  Feb.  28.  Codicil.  My  wife  to  have  my  household  goods.  Wit- 
nesses— Mary   Dagworthy,   John   Mott.      Proved   March   6,    1776. 

1776,  March  6.  Inventory,  £109.15.9,  made  by  Isaac  Allen  and 
Micajah  How,  of  all  the  goods  of  Captain  Ely  Dagworthy. 

Lib.   17,  p.   325 


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1776,  Oct.  20.  Dalndelspeck,  John,  of  Pitts  Grove  Township,  Salem 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Daindelspeck,  use  of  all  land. 
Son,  John,  the  plantation  which  I  hold  by  will  from  my  father,  of 
20214  acres;  also  the  cedar  swamp,  except  40  acres  for  each  of  my 
eldest  daughters.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Dendlesbeck,  40  acres.  Daugh- 
ter, Margrett  Dendlesbeck,  40  acres.  Daughter,  Susannah  Dendles- 
beck, moveables.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  friend,  William 
Murphy.  Witnesses — John  Tullis,  Francis  Tullis,  James  Johnson. 
Proved  June  21,  1779. 

1778,  March  17.  Inventory,  £170.5.7,  made  by  Jacob  Dubois  and 
John  Johnson. 

1779,  June  21.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  21,  p.  206;  Lib.  22,  p.  69. 

1773,  Oct.  7.  Dalbow,  Charles,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Amariah  Dalbow,  the  plantation  which  I  bought  of  Andrew  Vane- 
man,  of  150  acres  in  the  old  part  and  50  acres  which  Vaneman  bought 
of  John  Sparks.  Sons,  Charles  and  John,  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
formerly  in  3  tracts,  of  109  acres  each;  also  the  50  acres  which  I 
bought  of  Ebenezer  Miller,  and  36  which  I  bought  of  Daniel  Dalbow, 
and  12  of  swamp  which  I  bought  of  William  Kelley,  when  they  are 
21  years  of  age.  Wife,  Rachel,  various  goods.  If  Charles  and  John 
should  die,  then  the  land  to  go  to  my  5  daughters,  Alee,  Sarah,  Lydia, 
Rachel  and  Elizabeth  Dalbow.  Executors — friends,  Thomas  Carney, 
Jr.,  and  Andrew  Helms.  Witnesses — Jacob  Savoy,  Daniel  Darcy, 
Elizabeth  Vanneman.     Proved  Nov.  8,   1774. 

1773,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £660.15.6,  made  by  Aaron  Bittel  and  George 
Peterson.  Lib.  16,  p.  275. 

1777,  April  13.  Dalbow,  Israel,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Gartery,  beds,  cows,  hogs.  Son,  Abel,  rest  of  estate, 
when  he  is  21.  Executrix — wife,  Gartery.  Witnesses — Casper  Hawk, 
Henry  Coarse,  Andrew  Helms.     Proved  May  5,  1777. 

1777,  April  18.  Inventory,  £211.3.6,  made  by  Cornelius  Boon  and 
George  Peterson.  Lib.   19,   p.   88. 

1779,  Oct.  27.  Dalbow,  Rebecca,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jacob 
Hawker. 

1779,  Oct.  27.     Inventory,  £969,  made  by  John  Till  and  Poltis  Risner. 

Pile  No.  1805  Q. 

1775,  Dec.  1.  Dalglish,  Moses,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Cousin,  Jonathan  Dixon,  14  of  my  real  and  personal  estate.  Cousins, 
Catharine  Dixon  and  Mary  Dixon,  the  other  i/4.  Executors — friends, 
Ebenezer  Ferrand  and  Aaron  Kitchel.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Dixon, 
Amos  Crane,  Moses  Crane.    Proved  July  8,  1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  290. 

1778,  Sept.  9.  Dallas,  Archibald,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rachel 
Dallas.     Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Frost;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.  525. 

1775,  Sept.  26.  Dalriniple,  Joseph,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Jane,  the  benefit  of  my  home  plantation,  and  the  one 
that  I  bought  of  Hartshorne  Fitz  Randolph,  for  her  support  and  my 
children  that  are  under  age.  Son,  Andrew,  £30.  Son,  Joseph,  £7.  Son, 
Solomon,  %  of  my  home  plantation.  Son,  William,  V3  of  the  same. 
Son,  John,  %  of  the  other  plantation.     Son,  James,  the  other  V3.     Son. 


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Robert,  £10,  when  of  agre.  Daughter,  Susannah,  £5.  Daughter,  Sarah, 
£10.  Daughter,  Mary,  £10.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £10.  Daughter,  Mar- 
garet, £10,  when  she  is  18.  Daughter,  Ann,  £10,  when  18.  Daughter, 
Jane,  £10,  when  18.  Executors — son,  Solomon,  William  Winds  and 
Hartshorne  Fitz  Randolph.  Witnesses — Nathan  Simcock,  William 
Logan,   Nathaniel  Wheeler.     Proved  Nov.   6,   1775.  Lib.   L,   p.   287. 

1779,  May  5.  Dalton,  Henry.  Account  of  Thomas  Powell,  adminis- 
trator of  estate  of  Henry  Dalton,  late  of  Burlington,  deceased. 
Administrator  prays  allowance  for  what  the  children  had  at  the 
appraisement.  Lib.    22,    p.    70. 

1777,  March  12.  Dalzall,  Kennedy,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth  Dalzall  and  Zephaniah  Martin.  Fellowbondsman — Hendrick 
Folk;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  18,  p.  471. 

1775,  Sept.  9.  Danells,  Sarah,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Edward 
Hall.  Fellowbondsmen — Michael  Schooley  and  Benjamin  Harris;  all 
of   said   Co.      Witness — John   Leferty,    Surrogate.  Lib.   M,    p.    37. 

1776,  Jan.  31.  Daniel,  James,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Ruth  Daniel,  use  of  my  plantation.  One  acre  to  be  laid  off  near 
the  school  house  to  Salem  Monthly  Meeting  of  Friends,  on  which  to 
build  a  meeting  house.  Brother,  Aaron  Daniel,  £20.  To  Roody 
Dicker,  once  a  servant  to  me,  £10.  Nephew,  John  Daniel,  son  of  my 
brother,  William,  deceased,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  as  far  up  as 
David  Wood's  ditch,  after  death  of  my  wife,  except  10  acres  of  marsh. 
Nephew,  Aaron  Daniel,  son  of  my  brother,  Aaron,  the  rest  of  my 
lands.  Executrix — wife,  Ruth,  and  I  desire  my  friend,  William  Brad- 
way,  and  her  brother,  Thomas  Sayre,  to  assist  her.  Witnesses — 
Bradway  Keasbey,  Jane  Keasbey,  Ebenezer  Miller.  Proved  Aug.  28, 
1779.  Lib.  23,  p.  124. 

1772,  June  27.  Danser,  George,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Ann  Danser.  Fellowbondsman — John  Dancer;  both  of  said 
place. 

1772,  June  19.  Inventory,  £118.4.0,  made  by  Joseph  Wilson  and 
Samuel  Minor. 

1773,  May  22.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  14,  p.  435;  Lib.  14,  p.  540. 

1777,  April  10.  Darby,  John,  of  Bridgeton,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Matthew  Potter.  Fellowbondsman — John  Mulford;  both  of 
said  Co.     Witness — Rachel  Clunn. 

1777,  April  2.  Inventory,  £27.19.7,  made  by  Benjamin  Mulford  and 
John  Mulford.     "Cartridge  box,  bayonetts."  Lib.   18,  p.  214. 

1774,  Feb.  9.  Darby,  William,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  To  the  heir-in-law  of  my  son,  Samuel  Darby,  de- 
ceased, 20  shillings.  Son,  William,  the  plantation  where  he  lives. 
Son,  John,  the  plantation  where  he  lives.  Son,  William,  what  land  I 
have  lying  between  the  land  I  sold  to  Melvin  Parse,  and  my  son 
John's  land.  Sons,  William  and  John,  all  my  right  to  certain  land 
and  meadow,  not  now  in  my  possession,  within  the  bounds  of  Eliza- 
beth Town,  if  they  can  get  the  same.  My  Executors  are  to  sell  the 
plantation  where  I  live,  viz.,  what  land  I  bought  of  Rev.  Benjamin 
Miller  and  Abraham  Clark;  also  a  part  of  a  piece  of  mountain  land, 


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which  I  boug-ht  of  William  Line,  viz.,  that  part  of  it  which  lies  to  the 
south  of  the  road  that  runs  through  it;  also  my  Falls  Mill  and  land 
belonging  to  it;  also  what  mountain  land  I  have  between  that  I  sold 
to  John  Shotwell  and  my  Falls  Mill  lot.  Son,  Ephraim,  20  shillings. 
Grandson,  Elias  Darby,  son  of  my  son,  Elias,  deceased,  the  land 
between  what  land  I  sold  to  Mllvem  Parse,  and  that  I  gave  to  son 
Elias  by  deed;  also  my  mountain  land  to  the  south  of  that  I  sold  to 
John  Shotwell;  but,  if  he  die  under  21,  then  to  his  brother  and  sister, 
Ephraim  and  Mary  Darby.  My  son  Elias'  widow  is  to  have  the  use 
of  what  I  have  given  her  children  till  they  come  of  age.  Grandson, 
Samuel  Darby,  son  of  my  son,  Samuel,  deceased,  £5.  Daughter,  Mary 
Cong-er,  20  shillings.  Daughter,  Margaret  Casterline,  20  shillings. 
Rest  of  estate  to  sons,  William  and  John.  Executors — sons,  William 
and  John.  Witnesses — Abner  Hamton,  Sarah  Hamton,  William  Coles. 
Proved  March  8,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   353. 

1775,  Jane  6.  Dare,  Abial,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  the  use  of  all,  and  when  married,  what  the  law  g'ives  her.  Sons, 
my  lands,  when  they  are  21.  Daughters,  £20  after  my  widow  marries, 
or  dies.  Executors — son,  Joseph  Dare,  and  Reuben  Dare.  Witnesses 
— Reuben  Dare,  Levi  Heaton,  William  Dare.     Proved  June  12,   1777. 

1777,  April  22.  Inventory,  £393.17.2,  made  by  Thomas  Maskell  and 
Maskell  Ewing.  Lib.  18,  p.  502. 

1776,  Aug.  31.  Dare,  Reuben,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebekah,  my  moveable  estate,  and  use  of  planta- 
tion where  I  live,  till  my  younest  child  is  of  age;  then  the  place  to 
be  sold,  and  the  money  divided  between  my  wife  and  children.  Exec- 
utors— my  wife,  and  Thomas  Maskell.  Witnesses — Issabell  Carll, 
William  Adams,  James  Davis.  Proved  Sept.  25,  1777,  by  Isabel  Stath- 
em  and  William  Adams. 

1777,  Sept.  9.  Inventory,  £590,  made  by  Daniel  Maskell  and  Phineas 
Carll.  Lib.  19,  p.   153. 

1768,  Feb.  10.  Darnell,  Ilannab,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Widow  of  John  Darnell.  Sons,  Edward  and  Lewis 
Darnell,  5  shillings  each.  Granddaughter,  Hannah,  the  daughter  of 
my  son,  Lewis,  £5,  when  18.  Daughter,  Jemima,  the  wife  of  Reho- 
boam  Bradock,  the  rest.  Executor — my  son-in-law,  Rehoboam  Brad- 
ock.  Witnesses — William  Rogers,  Isaac  Evans.  Proved  March  18, 
1772. 

1772,  March  7.  Inventory,  £85.14.9,  made  by  Enoch  Stratton  and 
William  Rogers.  Lib.  15,  p.  430. 

1780,  Feb.  10.  Daten,  Ann,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  Eli  Daten,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Petition  of 
Jonathan  Lawrence,  in  behalf  of  said  Ann  Daten,  who  is  under  14, 
and  has  real  and  personal  estate  which  should  have  care.  Guardian 
— Jonathan  Lawrence.  Fellowbondsman — Abial  Shaw;  both  of  said 
place.     Witness — Ephraim  Harris.  Lib.   22,   p.   58. 

1775,  April  4.  Daten,  Ell,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  V3  of  my  lands  during  her  life.  I  also  give 
her  £35  to  keep  my  daughter,  Ann,  till  she  is  18.  My  wife  may  sell 
the  cedar  swamp  at  Panter  Branch,  which  was  devised  to  me  by  my 
father,  Joseph  Daten.     Daughter,  Ann  Daten,  all  my  lands  above  the 


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head  of  Rattlesnake  Gut,  devised  to  me  by  my  father;  also  my  plan- 
tation and  cedar  swamp.  If  my  daughter  die  without  issue,  then  the 
land  above  Rattlesnake  Gut  to  be  the  property  of  my  brother,  Leonard 
Daten;  also  my  land  and  swamp  in  Sayres  Neck,  and  at  Panter 
Branch.  If  he  die,  then  the  land  is  to  go  to  my  brother,  Henry. 
Executrix — my  said  wife.  Witnesses — James  Ray,  Ese  Church,  James 
Harris. 

1775,  May  1.  Codicil.  Witnesses — Abigail  Elmer,  Alice  Church, 
James  Harris.     Proved  May  17,  1775. 

1775,  May  13.  Inventory,  £277.0.7,  made  by  James  Harris  and  John 
Bower. 

1782,  May  2.  Account  by  David  Brown  and  Abigail  Brown  (late 
Abigail  Dayton),  Executrix  of  Eli  Dayton. 

Lib.   17,   p.   129;   Lib.    24,   p.   173. 

1779,  July  27.  Daten,  Prudence,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  widow. 
Int.  Adm'r — Timothy  Elmer.  Fellowbondsman — Lot  Fithian;  both  of 
said   Co.      Witness — Mary   Merseilles. 

1779,  July  24.  Inventory,  £743.9.3,  made  by  Ephraim  Harris  and 
James  Howell.  Lib.   22,   p.   11. 

1777,  Jan.  22.  Daton,  Sarah,  of  Bridgeton,  Hopewell  Township, 
Cumberland  Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Great-granddaughter,  Patience 
Terry,  my  silk  gown.  Grandson,  Ephraim  Terry,  and  his  two  sons, 
Andrew  and  Josiah,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  to  the  said  sons  when  21. 
Lands  to  be  sold.  Executor — Adam  Terril.  Witnesses — Israel  Irelan, 
Elizabeth   Irelan,    Sarah   Major.      Proved   June   16,    1777. 

1777,  April  19.  Inventory,  £42.3.2,  made  by  David  Irelan  and  John 
Mulford. 

1778,  July  8.  Account  by  Executor.  Sold  a  house  and  lot  of  land 
to  Reuben  Boon,  for  £135.  Cash  paid  to  Lovice  Terry  and  Sarah 
Major.  Lib.  18,  p.  688;  Lib.  19,  p.  156. 

1777,  Aug.  4.  Dafall,  Benjamin,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abraham  Davall.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Lid- 
don;  both  of  said  Co. 

1777,  July  30.  Inventory,  £18.3.0,  made  by  George  Perce  and  Samuel 
Liddon.  File  No.   1219  H. 

1773,  Oct.  22.  Davenport,  Isiah,  of  Raccoon,  Woolwich  Township, 
Gloucester  Co.,  clockmaker;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  John  Davenport,  5 
shillings.  Son,  Samuel,  plantation  where  I  live,  and  3  acres  of 
meadow,  which  I  purchased  from  Jacob  Jones,  the  old  meadow  being 
situated  on  Raccoon  Creek,  except  20  acres  that  I  give  to  my  son, 
Joseph,  where  he  now  lives,  for  the  term  of  15  years.  Son,  Samuel, 
my  clockmakers'  and  joiners'  tools.  Son,  Joseph,  my  loom.  Wife, 
Margarett,  %  of  the  profits  of  my  real  estate.  Rest  of  personal 
estate  to  my  wife,  Margarett,  and  sons,  William  and  Samuel.  Execu- 
tor— Son,  Samuel.  Witnesses — George  Vanleer,  James  Garwood,  Will- 
iam Watson.     Proved  Jan.  8,   1774. 

1774,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £179.1.7,  made  by  James  Garwood  and 
William  Watson.  Lib.  16,  p.  364. 

1778,  Aug.  26.  Davis,  Albon,  of  Down  Township,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Silas  Newcomb.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Smith;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Hannah  Elmer.  Lib.  16,  p.  511. 


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1771,  Aug.  25.  Davis,  Blnathaii,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  husbandman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Elnathan  Davis,  my  cane. 
Second  son,  Job,  my  sword.  Daughters,  Ruth,  Phebe,  Mary  and 
Jemima,  10  shillings  each.  Youngest  son,  Nathan,  plantation  where 
I  live,  he  paying  to  Israel  Pemberton,  of  Philadelphia  the  money  I 
owe  him  for  said  land.  Executor — son,  Nathan.  Witnesses — John 
Bonham,  Alexander  Campel,  Elnathan  Davis,  surveyor.  Proved  July 
30,  1773. 

1773,  July  6.  Inventory,  £113.19.5,  made  by  Elnathan  Davis  and 
John  Burgin.  Lib.   16,  p.  255. 

1771,  July  29.  Davis,  Gabriel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Davis,  of  Great  Timber  Creek,  said  Co.,  widow.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Uriah  Cheesman,   of  same  place,  yeoman. 

1771,   Sept.   23.     Inventory,   £26.1.6,   made  by  Jacob  Clement,   farmer. 

1776,  Jan.  17.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  15,  p.  141;  Lib.  16,  p.  484. 

1771,  July  30.  Davis,  George,  of  Rariton,  Somerset  Co.,  farmer;  will 
of.  Wife,  Judey,  £12  a  year.  Sons,  Isaac  and  Peter,  my  real  estate. 
To  Hendrick  Fisher,  son  of  my  daughter,  Jeane,  late  of  Somerset  Co., 
deceased,  £15,  when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Judey,  wife  of  Abraham 
Brokaw,  £15.  Daughter,  Margrit,  £50,  wife  of  Dirck  Middagh.  George 
Fisher,  son  of  my  daughter,  Jeane,  £15.  Daughter,  Catrine,  wife  of 
Peter  Van  Nest,  £50.  Daughter,  Marey,  £50,  wife  of  Richard  Fulkerse. 
Executors — friends,  John  Van  Nest  and  John  Brokaw.  Witnesses — 
Isaac  Brokaw,  Coanrod  Ten  Eick,  William  Van  Nortwiok.  Proved 
Feb.   9,   1774. 

1774,  Feb.  8.     Renunciation  by  Jan  Van  Neste  and  John  Brokaw. 
1774,    Feb.    12.     Adm'rs   with   will   annexed — Isaac   Davis   and   Peter 

Davis    (sons    of   George    Davis,    deceased).      Fellowbondsman — Conrod 
Ten  Eick;   all  of  said  Co. 

1774,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  made  by  Conrod  Ten  Eick  and  Isaac 
Brokaw.     "House  and  lot,  £35.     Lot  of  land  of  150  acres,  £712.10.0." 

Lib.  L,   p.   106. 

1770,  Aug.  27.  Davis,  Henry,  of  South  Ward  of  Brunswick,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Margret  Davis,  all  my  lands,  except  what 
is  hereafter  devised,  during  her  life,  and  the  use  of  moveable  estate; 
and,  for  preventing  any  imbezelment  of  said  estate,  I  order  that  a 
particular  be  taken  and  signed  by  my  wife,  and  that  she  give  her 
covenant  to  my  Executors  to  leave  the  same  with  my  Executors  at 
her  marriage,  or  death,  for  the  uses  hereafter  directed,  she  to  take 
charge  and  support  my  unhappy  son,  John.  Daughter,  Hannah,  the 
young  wench,  Maria.  Daughter,  Bersheba,  the  young  wench,  Jude. 
My  negro  boy.  Jack,  is  to  be  for  the  use  of  my  son,  John.  Son,  Nathan, 
the  plantation  in  the  South  ward  of  Amboy,  which  I  bought  of  David 
Lee,  he  paying  to  his  2  sisters,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  £100.  Son,  Isaac, 
the  balance  which  may  be  due  to  me.  At  death  or  marriage  of  my 
wife,  I  give  to  my  Executors  the  plantation  where  I  live,  and  all  other 
lands,  except  what  I  gave  to  Nathan;  also  the  moveable  estate  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  divided  between  my  3  daughters,  Hannah,  Ber- 
sheba and  Zube,  but  my  son  John  is  to  have  good  support.  Executors 
— Joseph  Skelton  and  Isaac  Vandyck.  Witnesses — Thomas  Mapel, 
John  Applegate,  Peter  Snyder. 

1776,  April  10.  Codicil.  Since  making  my  will  I  have  sold  my 
plantation  to  my  son-in-law,   Thomas  Blackwell,   for  £900,   which   is 


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payable  after  my  decease,  and  the  money  is  to  be  paid  to  my  Execu- 
tors, and  they  to  give  the  same  to  my  daughters,  Hannah,  Bersheba 
and  Juba,  in  the  manner  as  directed.  Witnesses — Henry  Cruser, 
Hannah  Sltelton.     Proved  July  11,   1778. 

1778,  July  7.  Renunciation  by  Joseph  Skelton  and  Isaac  Van  Dike. 
Witnesses — Hannah   Skelton   and   Rachel    Skelton. 

1778,  July  10.  Adm'rs  with  will  annexed — Abel  Huff,  Thomas  Black- 
well    and   Andrew   Johnson.      Pellowbondsman — Isaac   Anderson. 

1778,  July  3.  Inventory,  £765.7.0,  made  by  Abraham  Cruser  and 
Mathias  Van  Dike.  Lib.  20,  p.  200. 

1780,  Oct.  30.  Davis,  Hovrel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Hutchin.  Pellowbondsmen — Benjamin  Fenimore  and  Amos  Hutchin; 
all  of  said  Co.     Witness — John  Phillips.  Lib.  23,   p.   208. 

1772,  Feb.  13.  Davis,  Jacob,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Grandson  of  John 
Davis,  Sr.,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  Jona- 
than J.  Dayton,  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Jonathan  J.  Dayton,  of 
Elizabeth  Town,  said  Co.  Pellowbondsman — John  Crane,  of  said 
Town.  Lib.  K,  p.   381. 

1772,  July  28.  Davis,  James,  of  Haddonfleld,  Newton  Township, 
Gloucester  Co.,  carpenter;  will  of.  Sons,  William  and  James  (when 
James  is  21),  my  house  and  land  where  I  live,  bounded  by  lands  of 
Isaac  Kay  and  Robert  Friend  Price;  they  paying  to  my  daughters, 
Hannah  and  Marcy,  £60.  Wife,  Marcy,  the  said  house  and  lot,  till 
James  is  21,  and  I  give  her  the  rest  of  my  estate.  Executrix — wife, 
Marcy.  Witnesses — Isaac  Kay,  Samuel  Kenard,  Thomas  Redman. 
Proved  Oct.   13,   1772.  Lib.   14,   p.   472. 

1777,  Sept.  11.  Davis,  James,  of  Deerfleld  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Beloved  yoke  fellow,  Mary,  my  sorrel  mare,  and  %  my 
moveable  estate  and  land,  during  her  life.  Little  granddaughter, 
Mary,  daughter  of  my  son,  Jonathan,  £3,  when  18.  Son,  Abishua,  the 
plantation  he  lives  on.  Son,  Othniel,  l^  of  my  plantation,  to  be  divided 
between  the  branch,  the  north  and  the  south,  and  to  begin  at  Samuel 
Leake's  line,  and  to  run  east  through  the  place  to  my  brother  Arthur's 
line,  to  the  north  part,  where  my  house  is,  will  be  his.  Son,  Jonathan, 
£80.  Sons,  James  and  David,  the  other  V2  of  my  plantation.  Daugh- 
ters, Sarah,  Rachel,  Johannah,  Elizabeth  and  Esther,  the  rest  of 
moveable  estate.  Executors — sons,  Othniel  and  James.  Witnesses — 
Lydia  Leake,   James  Clark,   John  Leake.      Proved   Dec.    18,    1780. 

1780,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £109.2.7%,  made  by  David  Moore  and  Uriah 
Davis. 

1782,  Feb.  25.  Account  by  Executors.  Paid  Dr.  Benjamin  Peck,  11 
shillings  and  3  pence.  Lib.  22,  p.   170;  Lib.  24,  p.  172. 

1772,  Oct.  13.  Davis,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Davis,  of  Deptford  Township,  said  Co.,  widow.  Pellowbondsman — 
Constantino  Lord,   of   same   place,   yeoman. 

1772,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £40.9.2,  made  by  Constantine  Lord  and 
Thomas  Rambo.  Lib.  14,  p.  512. 

1775,  April  21.  Davis,  Jonathan,  Jr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Leah,  %  of  my  estate,  as  the  law  directs.  Sons,  Eze- 
kiel  and  Jonathan,  my  homestead,  and  swamp  by  Second  River.     Sons, 


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Ezekiel,  Peter,  Jonathan,  Isaac  and  Caleb,  all  my  land  lying  by  the 
mines.  Sons,  Ezekiel  and  Jonathan,  2  acres  to  each,  of  my  salt 
meadow,  lying  by  the  Bay.  All  the  rest  of  that  meadow  and  my  salt 
meadow  lying-  by  the  upland  I  give  to  my  5  sons.  Daughter,  Mary 
Mickell,  5  shillings.  Daughters,  Lidia,  Phebe  and  Margaret,  £40  to 
each,  when  they  come  of  age.  Son,  Caleb,  to  be  put  to  a  trade.  I 
give  my  son,  Ezekiel,  so  much  of  my  moveable  estate  as  is  needed 
to  carry  up  the  walls,  put  on  the  roof  and  lay  the  floors  of  the  new 
house  that  he  is  building.  Executors — sons,  Ezekiel  and  Jonathan. 
Witnesses — Joseph  Davis,  Lawrence  Ward,  Jabez  Baldwin.  Proved 
March  13,  1780.  Lib.  21,  p.  332. 

1780,  Sept.  26.  Davis,  Mathew,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Phebe  Davis  and  Samuel  Linn.  Fellowbondsmen — Uzal  Ogden  and 
Edward  Dunlop;  all  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Timothy  Symmes  and 
Jonathan  Willis. 

1780,  Oct.  24.  Inventory,  £389.17.2,  made  by  Christopher  Longstreet 
and  Jonathan  Willis. 

1783,  June  25.     Account  by  Phebe  Davis,  who  survived  Samuel  Linn. 

Lib.  M,  p.  88;  Lib.  25,  p.  261. 

1776,  Aug.  14.  Davis,  Moses,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. ;  will  of. 
Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  divided  into  9  parts.  Brother, 
Thomas;  brother,  John;  brother,  Aaron;  brother,  Benjamin;  brother, 
Joseph;  sister,  Catherine,  wife  of  George  Rhe;  sister,  Anna,  wife  of 
Peter  Covenhoven;  sister,  Elizabeth  Davison,  each  one  part;  and  to 
Moses  Davis,  son  of  my  brother,  Joseph,  1  part,  when  he  is  21.  Execu- 
tors— brothers,  Thomas  and  Aaron.  Witnesses — Henry  Perine,  Will- 
iam Johnson,  James  Hibbits.     Proved  April  4,  1777.         Lib.  18,  p.  448. 

1772,  Oct.  26.  Davis,  Owen,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  To  Joseph  Oslar,  land  I  bought  of  William  Wal- 
lice;  also  2  acres  of  cedar  swamp,  being  part  of  a  lot  I  purchased 
of  Lawrance  String.  Nephew,  Joseph  Davis,  the  rest  of  said  cedar 
swamp;  also  land  I  bought  of  Joseph  Land;  also  cedar  swamp  I 
bought  of  Joshua  Humphris;  he  paying  to  Cattoran  Jonston,  £10, 
when  she  is  18,  if  she  stays  with  my  mother,  Ann  Davis.  Niece, 
Elizabeth  Oslar,  land  and  meadow  I  bought  of  Simon  Clifton;  she 
paying  to  her  sister,  Sarah  Oslar,  £30.  To  Coles  Church,  £5.  My 
mother,  the  rest  of  my  personal  estate.  Executors — friends,  Joseph 
Oslar  and  Abraham  Hewlings.  Witnesses — Thomas  Dorman,  Richard 
Willard,    William   Rudderow.      Proved    Dec.    3,    1772. 

1772,  Nov.  30.  Inventory,  £364.11.4,  made  by  John  Wallace  and 
William   Rudderow.  Lib.    16,    p.   29. 

1773,  March  18.  Davis,  Samuel,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Grandson,  Joseph  Davis,  all  my  lands,  and  he 
is  to  pay  to  my  grandson,  Davis  Oslar,  £30,  when  said  Oslar  is  21; 
also  to  pay  to  my  daughter,  Mary,  the  wife  of  Joseph  Oslar,  £20. 
Wife,  Ann  Davis,  my  moveable  estate,  and  she  is  to  have  possession 
of  my  lands  during  her  life.  Executors — friend,  John  Wallace,  and 
my  grandson,  Joseph  Davis.  Witnesses — John  Wallace,  Joseph  Arm- 
strong,  William  Rudderow.     Proved  April   3,   1773. 

1773,  March  29.  Inventory,  £175.1.0,  made  by  William  Rudderow 
and  Abraham  Heulings.  Lib.  14,  p.  531. 


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1766,  Oct.  11.  Davis,  Thomas,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Anne  Davis,  use  of  my  lands  and  effects,  while  my 
widow.  If  I  do  not  sell  that  land  in  Middlesex  Co.  which  I  bought 
of  John  Applegate,  by  deed  30th  of  Dec,.  1752,  or  any  lands  which 
I  may  have  in  Somerset  Co.,  then  they  are  to  be  sold.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth  Davis,  £30.  Then  the  money  to  be  given  to  my  children, 
Thomas,  John,  Aaron,  Benjamin,  Moses,  Joseph,  Catharine,  the  wife 
of  George  Rhea,  Anne,  the  wife  of  Peter  Covenhoven,  William  and 
Elizabeth.  Executors — sons,  Thomas,  of  Somerset,  and  Moses,  of 
Freehold.  Witnesses — Abiel  Akin,  John  Newell,  George  Campbell. 
Proved   May   23,    1773.  Lib.   L,    p.    182. 

1780,  Aug.  15,  Davis,  Thomas,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah,  the  land  at  Long  Hill,  bought  of  Jeremiah  Crane;  also  my 
personal  estate,  and  she  is  to  bring  up  my  children.  Son,  James,  my 
house  and  home  lot,  where  1  live;  also  the  land  near  the  Boiling 
Spring;  also  %  of  the  sawmill,  joining  the  Jeremiah  Crane  lot,  and 
%  of  my  salt  meadow  near  Morris  Creek,  to  be  taken  at  the  south 
side.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Lettice,  rest  of  my  lands,  when  they 
come  of  age.  Executrix — my  wife.  Witnesses — Moses  Ogden,  James 
Johnston,   Nathaniel   Farrand.      Proved   Sept.    22,    1780. 

1780,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £87.19.0,  made  by  Samuel  Huntinton  and 
Alexander  Bagers.  Lib.  22,  p.  282. 

1779,  Feb.  23.  Davis,  William,  of  City  of  New  York.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Robert  Davis.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Arnet;  both  of  Essex  Co. 
Witnesses — David  Davis  and  Ephraim  Ross. 

1779,  March  15.  Inventory,  £94.6.3,  made  by  Robert  Jonson  and 
Moses  Nichols.  Lib.    22,   p.   33. 

1777,  Dec.  13.  Davison,  George,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sophia  Davison.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Dean;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — William  Livingston,  Jr.  Lib.  18,  p.  623. 

1774,  May  16.  Davison,  Jediah,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Robert  Davison,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of 
Joshua  Higgins  as  his  Guardian. 

1774,  May  16.  Guardian — Joshua  Higgins,  of  Somerset  Co.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Henry  Van  Tilberg,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Lib.   15,  p.   517. 

1775,  Oct.  16.  Davy,  Thomas,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Jonas  Ward.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Baldwin;  both  of  said  place. 
Witnesses — Nicholas   Hoffman   and   Job   Baldwin.  Lib.   M,    p.    32. 

1773,  Feb.  23.  Daw,  Michael,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Fithian  Stratton,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Adam  Terril, 
taylor;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  14,  p.  522. 

1773,  April  2.  Dawson,  Francis,  of  Northampton  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  My  Executors  may  sell  a  cedar  swamp  I  bought 
in  company  with  Thomas  Buchar,  and  land  that  I  bought  of  William 
Burr  and  Earl  Shinn,  and  land  I  bought  of  Cornwell  Woolston,  all 
in  said  Township.  The  rest  of  my  real  estate  to  remain  unsold,  till 
my  son,  Samuel,  is  21,  and  my  Executors  to  receive  the  rents  to 
support  my  aged  mother  during  her  life,  and  for  the  support  of  my 
wife  and  children.     The  money  is  to  be  divided  among  my  wife,   and 


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7  children.  My  daughters  are,  Rachel,  Mary,  Sarah,  Hannah,  Roady 
and  Rebeckah.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  friend,  Thomas 
Bucher.  Witnesses — John  Cliffton,  Joseph  Gaskell,  Henry  Paxson. 
Proved  July  14,  1773.  Lib.  16,  p.  146. 

1775,  April  3.  Dawson,  Rachel,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  Francis  Dawson.  Guardian — William  Calvert. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Ridgway;  both  of  said  Co.       Lib.  15,  p.  535. 

1776,  Dec.  19.  Day,  Kzekiel,  of  Morrlstown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Joanna,  a  bond  due  from  Benjamin  Lindsey,  and  one  from  John 
Rogers,  and  the  goods  she  brought  to  me,  and  the  profits  of  my  real 
estate  to  bring  up  my  children.  My  2  children  to  have  the  money 
from  the  sale  of  my  personal  estate,  John  %,  and  Abigail  %,  and  also 
her  own  mother's  clothing.  Executors — wife,  Joanna,  my  brother, 
Jeduthun,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Benjamin  Lindsey.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Wood,  Nathaniel  Condict,  Jehiel  Day.     Proved  May  3,  1777. 

1777,  May  10.  Inventory,  £296.1.9,  made  by  Nathan  Reeve  and  Jona- 
than Halluck.  Lib.   18,  p.   332. 

1772,  Nov.  19.  Day,  Joseph,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  use  of  house,  orchard  and  goods,  during  her  life. 
To  son,  Jonathan,  40  shillings.  Son,  Amos,  £50.  Son,  Thomas,  20 
shillings.  Son,  Paul,  £5.  Son,  Stephen,  all  my  real  estate,  and  he  to 
pay  the  said  legacies  and  keep  a  cow  for  his  mother.  Granddaugh- 
ters, Sarah  Mott  and  Mary  Mott,  £15  to  each,  when  they  are  18. 
Daughters,  Martha  and  Susanna,  household  goods.  Executors — sons, 
Paul  and  Stephen.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Meeker,  Daniel  Cogswell, 
Ezekiel  Cheever.     Proved  Feb.  22,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  101. 

1777,  Feb.  8.  Day,  Martin,  of  Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah  Day,  my  moveable  estate,  and  the  use  of  the  land  where  I  live 
till  my  son,  Absalom,  is  21.  Daughters,  Sarah  and  Susana,  at  my 
wife's  death,  moveable  estate.  Son,  Absalom,  land  where  I  live.  The 
other  lot  joining  Bnos  Crowel's  to  be  sold.  Executors — friends,  Chris- 
topher Seely  and  John  Lines.  Witnesses — Abner  Brown,  Robert  Pol- 
lard, Abigail  Minthorn.     Proved  May  6,   1778.  Lib.  20,  p.   100. 

1778,  Oct.  16.  Day,  Robert,  of  Morrlstown,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Abraham   Day.      Fellowbondsman — Isaac   Pierson;    both   of   said   Co. 

1778,  Oct.  14.  Renunciation  by  Esther  Day,  the  widow,  in  favor 
of  Abraham  Day.     Witnesses — John  Mills  and  Nathaniel  Condict. 

Lib.   16,   p.   525. 

1777,  March  15.  Day,  Samuel,  of  Morrlstown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Sons,  Jeduthan,  Samuel  and  Jehiel,  all  my  lands.  Sons,  David,  Robert, 
Abraham  and  Jared,  £100  each.  Grandson,  John,  £30.  Granddaughter, 
Abigail,  £15.  To  Deborah  and  Zervah  Winds,  daughters  of  my  late 
wife,  all  the  goods  and  apparel  that  was  hers  before  our  marriage. 
Executors — sons,  Jeduthan,  Samuel,  and  John  Mills.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Carter,  Joanna  Day,  Silas  Condict.     Proved  May  3,   1777. 

Lib.  18,  p.  334. 

1771,  June  26.  Day,  William,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William  W. 
Day.  Fellowbondsman — William  Day;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
John  Zabrisky,   Annatie  Zabriski.  File  No.   928B. 


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1778,  Nov.  1.  Dayton,  Jonathan,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Keturah 
Dayton,  Blias  Dayton  and  Jonathan  J.  Dayton.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Harriman;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   16,   p.   522. 

1777,  Dec.  19.  Dayton,  Joseph,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  Esquire; 
will  of.  Wife,  Freelove,  Vs  of  my  personal  estate.  Sons,  Joseph  and 
Ephraim,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  situated  in  Sayres  Neck,  and  my 
land  and  marsh  at  West  Point,  my  marsh  on  Stow  Creek,  and  my 
swamp  at  Panter  Branch;  when  they  are  21.  Daughters,  Mary  Daten, 
Sarah  Daten  and  Freelove  Daten,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executrix — 
my  wife,  Freelove.  Witnesses — Abial  Shaw,  Charles  Howell,  James 
Harris.     Proved  Jan.  13,  1779. 

1779,  Jan.  8.  Inventory,  £1,207.6.6,  made  by  Timothy  Elmer  and 
John  Bower.  Lib.  21,  p.  20. 

1775,  Jan.  17.  Dean,  Aaron,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Daniel, 
a  lot  of  land,  which  is  between  myself  and  William  Steal,  and  another 
lot  along  the  line  of  Jonathan  Dean.  Son,  Jonathan,  one  acre  of 
land,  which  I  gave  him  by  deed  of  gift,  which  is  along  his  line.  Son, 
Abraham,  land  which  is  at  Larences  Brook  Bridge,  and  bounded  by 
George  Wetherel  and  John  Sutfin.  Son,  John,  the  rest  of  my  lands, 
except  a  lot  I  bought  of  Joshua  Drake,  and  John  is  to  pay  to  his 
sister,  my  daughter,  Sophia  Davison,  £50;  also  to  his  brother,  my  son, 
Daniel,  £50.  Son,  Aaron,  a  negro  boy,  Frank.  Land  I  bought  of 
Joshua  Drake  to  be  sold  and  the  money  given  to  my  sons,  Aaron, 
Daniel  and  Abraham,  and  my  daughter,  Sofiah  Davison.  Executors — 
sons,  Aaron  and  John.  Witnesses — John  Sutphen,  Charles  Robertson, 
Bornt  Hagaman.     Proved  June  13,   1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   216. 

1769,  Feb.  20.  Deats,  Adam,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Peter  Deats,  6  shillings.  Wife,  Marya, 
all  the  things  she  brought  to  me,  and  £100.  Real  estate  to  be  sold 
and  money  given  to  children,  Peter,  Jacobus,  Honis,  William,  Adam 
and  Patris,  and  my  daughters,  Cristeena,  Margreet,  Marya,  Cathereena 
and  Elizabeth.  Youngest  son,  Patris,  to  have  a  horse.  Executors — 
neighbors,  Peter  Peterson  and  John  Griggs.  Witnesses — James  Stout, 
Jacob  Mattison,  Andrew  Takely.     Proved  March  25,  1776. 

1776,  March  21.  Inventory,  £621.13.11,  made  by  James  Stout  and 
Samuel  Griggs. 

1777,  Nov.  20.  Account  by  Executors.  Farm  sold  to  Joseph  and 
John  Shadwell.  Lib.  17,  p.  379;  Lib.  18,  p.  689. 

1769,  Nov.  11.  Debow,  James,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  James,  plantation  w^here  he  lives,  except  a  piece  of 
swamp  on  the  south  part,  by  my  home  place,  and  he  is  to  pay  to 
my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  £100.  Wife,  Mary,  all  moveable  estate,  she 
paying  to  my  son,  William,  £100;  and  I  give  her  the  use  of  my 
home  place  while  my  widow,  and  after  that  to  my  son,  Robert,  and 
he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughter,  Polly,  £100.  Son,  William,  my  plantation 
near  Assunpink,  and  the  lot  on  York  Road,  now  in  possession  of 
John  Erleman,  of  2  acres.  Daughters,  Sarah  Debow  and  Rachel  De- 
bow,  plantation  on  Shrewsbury  road,  each  of  them  £100  in  it,  and,  if 
worth  any  more,  the  rest  to  my  4  daughters.  Executors — wife,  Mary, 
and  my  friend,  William  Burnett,  of  Perth  Amboy,  and  Robert  Mont- 
gomery, of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Witnesses — Peter  Imlay 
Nathaniel  Imlay,  Elisha  Lawrence,   minor. 


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1772,  June  6.  Codicil.  Witnesses — John  Saltar,  Elisha  Lawrence, 
John   Lawrence.     Proved   Feb.   21,   1774. 

1774,  Feb.  21.     Renunciation  by  Robert  Montgomery.     Lib.  16,  p.  375. 

1776,  Sept.  14.  Debow,  Robert,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  William  Debow,  £300,  after  the  death  of  my 
mother.  Sister,  Sarah  Debow,  Vs  of  the  rest  of  my  estate,  after  death 
of  my  mother.  Brother  James'  son,  John  Debow,  %  part.  My  sister, 
Rachel  Dug-lass'  son,  William  Duglass,  Vs  part.  Sister,  Mary  Robins' 
son,  James,  Vs  part.  Sister,  Elizabeth  Imley's  son,  John  Imley, 
Vs  part.  Executors — friends,  Robert  Montgomery  and  Robert  Evil- 
man.  Witnesses — James  Hepburn,  James  Newell,  Leonard  Robins. 
Proved  Oct.  17,  1776,  by  James  Hepburn,  who  said  that,  after  the 
signing-,  the  Testator  told  him  that  he  desired  his  outstanding  tavern 
debts  should  be  given  to  his  brother-in-law,  Leonard  Robins. 

1776,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £222.15.6,  made  by  Joseph  Lawrence  and 
James  Hepburn.  Lib.  18,  p.  17. 

1771,  Jnne  4.  Decamp,  Hendrick,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Being  very  aged.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be 
sold,  except  the  land  in  possession  of  my  son,  Henry.  Wife,  Mary, 
£30  a  year.  Great-grandson,  Ezekiel  Decamp,  son  of  my  grandson, 
Lawrance  Decamp,  £25,  when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Aliche  Loree,  £25. 
Disrespectful  son,  Lambert,  ten  shillings.  Son,  John,  £50.  Daughter, 
Christion  Woodroffe,  £25.  Grandson,  John,  son  of  my  son,  Benjamin, 
deceased,  £50,  when  21.  Two  granddaughters,  the  daughters  of  my 
son,  Benjamin,  £10  to  each.  Son,  Henry,  that  part  of  the  land  which 
Is  in  his  possession.  Henry  shall  allow  £5  an  acre  on  his  land,  and 
the  money  to  be  divided  between  my  son,  Henry,  and  my  son,  John, 
and  my  grandson,  Joseph  Decamp,  son  of  my  son  Lambert.  My  friend, 
Joseph  Shotwell,  is  to  assist  my  Executors.  Executors — son,  John, 
and  friend,  William  Smith.  Witnesses — William  Marsh,  Josiah  Stan- 
berry,  David  Decamp.     Proved  Aug.  10,  1771. 

1771,  July  9.  Inventory,  £168.5.%,  made  by  William  Marsh  and 
Mulford  Martin.  Lib.   K,   p.    370. 

1777,  Jan.  20.  Decker,  Jacob,  of  AVantage,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Nephew,  Moses  Decker,  son  of  my  brother,  Joel  Decker,  25  acres  of 
land.  Brother,  Joel  Decker,  and  his  son,  Moses,  all  the  rest  of  my 
estate,  except  20  shillings  which  I  give  to  my  nephew,  Peter  Decker. 
Executors — brother,  Joel,  and  friend,  William  Kirkendall.  Witnesses 
— Jonathan  Elmer,  James,  Cory,  Uzal  Cory.     Proved  Jan.  23,  1777. 

1777,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £127.17.1,  made  by  Benjamin  Coykendall 
and  Samuel  Westfall.  Lib.   18,   p.   671. 

1773,  Sept.  0.  Decker,  P^teres,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Nephew,  John  Decker,  a  tract  that  lies  between  Abraham 
Vanaken,  Peter  Kuykendall,  Sr.,  and  Helemus  Case,  now  in  posses- 
sion of  myself  and  my  son,  Mattinas.  Daughter,  Mary  Cole,  £70. 
Daughter,  Catharine  Hain,  £70.  Daughter,  Helenah  Decker,  £150. 
Son,  Mattinas,  10  shillings,  and  my  sawmill,  and  my  son,  Joseph,  to 
have  an  equal  share  therein.  Execeutors — sons,  Martinas  and  Joseph. 
W'itnesses — Samuel  Decker,  Ruth  Decker,  Samuel  Crowell.  Proved 
Jan.  22,  1774. 

1773,  Nov.  22.  Inventory,  £203.18.9,  made  by  John  Wlllson  and 
Siivanus  Adams.  Lib.  17,  p.  92. 


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1780,  Sept.  21.  Decow,  Hannah,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — James  Kinsey,  Esq.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Allinson;  both 
of  said  place.     Witness — Abraham  Hewlings.  Lib.  23,  p.  206. 

[No  date.]  De  Graw,  Cornelius.  Copy  of  Inventory,  £60,  made  by 
John  Sip,  Jr.,  and  Harmanus  Van  Bussum.  File  No.  4467G. 

1772,  Dee.  12.  Degroot,  Angeenitje,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Peter  Degroot  and  John  Aldington,  both  of  the  English  Neighborhood, 
in  the  Hackensack  Precinct,  said  Co.  Witnesses — John  Zabrisky, 
John  Zabriske,  Jr.  Pile  No.   972  B. 

1777,  Oct.  31.  De  Hart,  Baltus,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
De  Hart.  Fellowbondsman — David  Cory;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses 
— Susan   Livingston    and    William   Livingston,    Jr.,    Surrogate. 

Lib.    20,   p.    421. 

1777,  Feb.  4.  Dehart,  Daniel,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  To  Phebe  Dehart,  widow  of  Baltus  Dehart,  all  my  salt 
meadow.  The  rest  of  real  and  personal  estate  I  give  to  my  brother, 
Samuel  Dehart,  and  my  sister,  Cattern  Stibe.  Executors — friends, 
Thomas  Price  and  David  Chandler.  Witnesses — John  Baldwin,  David 
Chandler.     Proved  June  24,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  150. 

1776,  Nov.  25.  Dehart,  Gisbert,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Jean  Dehart,  use  of  my  plantation  where  I  live.  Plan- 
tation where  my  son,  Cornelius,  lives,  to  be  sold.  Five  sons,  Cor- 
nelius, Jacobus,  William,  John  and  Wynant,  and  my  daughter,  Anne, 
the  money  which  my  plantation  brings.  Executors — sons,  Cornelius 
and  William.  Witnesses — Jacobus  Van  deventer,  Cornelius  de  Hart, 
Jonathan  Combs.     Proved  April  7,  1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  78. 

1777,  Feb.  9.  De  Hart,  Jacob,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  William  De  Hart,  $154,  which  I  lent  to  his  wife  last 
summer,  and  $135  she  received  of  Michael  Woodruff,  and  $169  which 
she  received  of  John  De  Hart  (which  two  last  sums  she  paid  Col. 
Ford);  also  $110  which  he  received  of  Elihu  Crane,  and  2  bonds  which 
I  have  against  him  for  £50  each;  also  a  lot  of  law  books,  bought  of 
the  Executrix  of  Augustine  Moore;  but  provided  he  does  not  bring 
any  account  against  me  for  board,  expences  or  disbursments  for  me, 
his  brothers,  sisters  or  mother.  Grandson,  Cyrus  De  Hart,  the  east 
Vz  of  the  lot  of  land  which  I  bought  of  Joseph  Man,  and  the  west  ^^ 
of  a  lot  of  land,  which  formerly  belonged  to  Richard  Miller,  deceased, 
which  I  bought  of  my  son,  Mathias,  which  lot  contains  about  9 
acres,  and  6i/^  acres  of  salt  meadow  in  the  Great  Meadows,  which 
I  purchased  of  Thomas  Mitchell  and  George  Jewell,  and  also  the 
south  Vs  of  that  tract,  which  I  bought  of  Benjamin  Crane,  bounded 
east  on  Joseph  Magie,  and  west  by  land  of  Cavalier  Jouet.  Grand- 
son, Jacob  Morris  De  Hart,  the  west  V2  of  the  lot  which  I  bought 
of  Joseph  Man,  and  the  east  i/^  of  the  lot  which  formerly  belonged 
to  Richard  Miller,  and  the  Vz  of  my  salt  meadow  on  Statten  Island, 
which  was  patented  to  Lambert  Dorland  by  Governor  Andros;  also 
8  acres  of  salt  meadow  which  I  bought  of  Cornelius  Jewell,  lying 
In  Great  Meadows.  Grandson,  Jacob  De  Hart,  son  of  my  son  Jacob, 
the  house  and  land  in  Elizabeth  Town,  which  Samuel  Man  bought 
of  my   father,   Mathias  De  Hart;   also    %   of  the  meadow  on   Statten 


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Island,  which  was  patented  to  Lambert  Borland;  also  the  north  14 
of  the  land  boug-ht  of  Benjamin  Crane,  and  the  bond  and  mortgag-e 
which  I  have  from  Gabriel  Baldwin,  for  the  place  he  lives  on.  Grand- 
daughter, Margaret  De  Hart,  daughter  of  my  son,  Jacob,  £200. 
Granddaughters,  Margaret  and  Abigail  Amelia,  daughters  of  my  son, 
Mathias,  £150.  Son,  John,  £150,  to  be  held  in  trust  for  my  granddaugh- 
ter, Johanna,  daughter  of  my  son,  Mathias.  To  each  of  my  grandsons, 
John,  Jacob,  William  Luce,  Mathias  Dagworthy,  Stephen  Richard,  Ely 
Dagworthy,  and  James,  sons  of  my  son,  John,  £100  each.  Granddaugh- 
ters, Sarah,  Abigail,  Jane  and  Louisa  Hester  Flint,  £50  each.  Grandson, 
Jacob,  son  of  my  son,  John,  my  silver  tumbler.  Grandson,  William 
Luce,  my  silver  mug.  Grandson,  Mathias  Dagworthy,  my  silver  tank- 
ard. My  granddaughter,  Abigail,  daughter  of  my  son,  John,  my  silver 
bowl.  Son,  John,  I  make  the  Guardian  of  all  my  said  grandchildren. 
Son,  John,  the  rest  of  my  estate;  but  if  he  die  in  my  lifetime,  then 
to  my  grandsons,  John,  Jacob,  William  Luce,  Mathias  Dagworthy, 
Stephen  Richard,  Ely  Dagworthy  and  James,  sons  of  my  said  son 
John.  Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Hampton,  John 
Lagrange,  George  Ross.     Proved  Sept.  18,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  287. 

1776,  Nov.  13.  Delarow,  John,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Matthew  Delarow.  Fellowbondsmen — Georg-e  Peterson  and  Aaron 
Biddle;  all  of  said  place,  yeomen. 

1776,  Nov.  12.  Inventory,  £22.6.0,  made  by  Georg-e  Peterson  and 
Aaron  Biddle.  Lib.  18,  p.  141. 

1772,  March  21.  Demarest,  David,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Annatje  Demarest  and  David  Demarest.  Pellowbondsman — John 
Zabriski,  Jr.;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Richard  Brown  and  T.  S. 
Porter.  File  No.  970  B. 

1770,  March  10.  Demarest,  Peter  Samnelse,  of  Schralenburgh, 
Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  Bible,  gun  and  sword, 
as  his  birthright;  also  the  farm  where  he  lives,  at  a  place  called 
Closter,  with  the  mill;  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughters,  Maria, 
Fytje  and  Sarah,  at  the  decease  of  my  wife,  Margrietje,  £100  to 
each.  Daughter,  Catalyntje,  wife  of  William  Christe,  100  acres  at 
Schralenburgh,  out  of  the  farm  where  I  live,  and  to  be  on  the  north 
side.  Grandson,  John  Demarest,  son  of  my  son  John,  deceased,  the 
rest  of  my  farm.  Wife,  Margrietje,  to  have  the  management  of  my 
estate  while  my  widow.  Executors — son,  Samuel,  my  son-in-law, 
William  Christe,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Jacob  Heeringh.  Witnesses 
— David  B.  Demarest,  James  Stagg,  Robert  Llvesey.  Proved  June  10, 
1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  506. 

1777,  March  12.  Deniaris,  Peter,  of  Deerfield  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Demarls.  Fellowbondsman — James 
Ewing;  both  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Adam  Terril  and  Arthur 
Davies. 

1777,  March  14.  Inventory,  £116.1.11,  made  by  Arthur  Davies  and 
Adam  Terril.  Lib.  18,  p.  213. 

1777,  July  24.  De  Money,  Henry,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Executors  are  to  get  headstones,  one  for  my 
own  grave,  one  for  my  wife,  Phebe's,  grave,  and  one  for  my  son, 
John's,  grave.     Son,  Henry  De  Money,  plantation  where  I  live.     Rest 


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of  lands  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Bettey  De  Money,  all  the  apparel 
that  was  her  mother's,  and  £20.  Daughters,  Anna  Prazee,  Phebe 
Dove,  Hannah  Hetfield  and  Bettey  De  Money  (when  Bettey  is  of 
ag'e)  all  the  rest.  Executors — my  son,  Henry,  and  my  son-in-law, 
John  Frazee.  Witnesses — William  Tarry,  Daniel  Lyon,  Jonathan 
Tary,  William  Coles.     Proved  Jan  7,  1778. 

1777,  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £292.14.1,  made  by  Corbit  Scudder  and 
William  Tarry. 

1777,  Dec.  20.     Inventory,  £341.6.10. 

1781,  March  5.  Account  by  Henry  De  Money.  Cash  was  paid  to 
Moses  Hetfield,  William  Cole,  Susannah  Littel,  Mathias  Hetfleld,  Jr., 
John  Frazee.  Lib.  19,  p.  456;  Lib.  24,  p.  29. 

1780,  Aug.  21.  Demott,  Johannis,  of  Hillsborough,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  The  money  due  to  my  wife,  Altye,  by  agreement  before 
marriag'e,  to  be  paid.  Eldest  son,  John  Demott,  £5.  Son,  Derick, 
the  weaver's  loom.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Gulick,  my  looking  glass. 
Rest  of  personal  and  real  estate  to  my  3  sons  and  two  daughters, 
John,  Abraham,  Derick,  and  Catherine  Post  and  Elizabeth  Gulick. 
Executors — my  3  sons.  Witnesses — Richard  Hall,  Abraham  Voor- 
heese,  Abraham  Voorheese,  Jr.     Proved  Oct.  16,  1780. 

1780,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  made  by  Richard  Hall,  Jeronius  Van 
Der  Bilt  and  Abraham  Voorheese.  Lib.  22,  p.  212. 

1776,  Sept.  16.  Demund,  Edward,  of  Mansfield  Woodhouse  Town- 
ship, Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  various  articles.  Land  to 
be  sold.  Son,  William  Thornel  Demund,  £20.  Son,  Lewis,  £20.  My 
wife  and  children,  Peter,  Joseph,  Mary,  William  Thornell,  Lewis, 
all  the  rest.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  my  brother,  John,  and  friend, 
George  Warner.  Witnesses — Joseph  Shotwell,  Nathaniel  Martin, 
Benjamin  Thornal.     Proved  Oct.   16,   1776. 

1776,  Oct.  7.  Inventory,  £799.10.1,  made  by  James  Hazlitt  and 
Christian  Cummins. 

1779,   Aug.    17.     Account  by  Hannah   Demund   and  George  Warner. 

Lib.   M,   p.   91;   Lib.    18,   p.   664. 

1776,  Oct.  28.  Demund,  John,  of  Bedminster  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  William  Demund,  my  plantation  in  Hunterdon  Co. 
Wife,  Mary,  the  use  of  both  farms,  till  my  son,  William,  is  21,  for 
support  of  wife  and  children.  When  William  is  21,  my  land  in 
Somerset  Co.  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  given  to  my  wife  and 
daughters,  Susanah,  Elizabeth  and  Mary.  Executors — wife,  Mary, 
Rev.  Jeremiah  Halsey  and  Thomas  Berry.  Witnesses — Mathias  Sharp, 
Mathew  Cuningham,   Obadiah  Taylor.      Proved  April   21,   1777. 

1777,  Jan.  31.  Inventory,  £763.1.0,  made  by  John  King  and  Garret 
Lane.  Lib.  18.  p.  530. 

1777,  May  29.  Demund,  Mary,  of  Bedminster  Township,  Somerset 
Co.,  widow  of  John  Demund;  will  of.  Son,  William  Demund,  £20, 
when  he  is  21.  My  sister,  Margret  Colwell,  £50.  Daughters,  Susan- 
nah, Elizabeth  and  Mary,  the  rest  of  the  estate  left  to  me  by  my 
husband,  when  they  are  18.  Executor — Jeremiah  Halsey,  Thomas 
Berry  and  Nathaniel  Ker.  Witnesses — Samuel  Moore,  John  Berry, 
Andrew  Hunter.     Proved  Aug.  15,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  229. 


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1778,  Jan.  31.  Deinuiiil,  Peter,  Jr.,  of  Bedminster  Township, 
Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  wife,  a  wench  named  Dine,  a  bed  and 
mare.  Oldest  son,  Peter,  £30.  Son,  Mathias,  £20.  Daughter,  Susan- 
nah, negro  girl  Jane.  When  Peter  is  21,  the  estate  to  be  sold  and 
the  proceeds  to  be  given  to  my  wife  and  my  sons,  Peter,  Mathias, 
John,  Edward,  and  daughters,  Susannah  and  Elizabeth.  Executors — 
friends,  Mathias  Lane  and  Guisbert  Sutphin.  Witnesses — Michal  van 
Court,  Nelley  Sutphen,  Ezekiel  Akaley.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1778. 

1778,  Feb.  9.  Inventory,  £2,516.5.6,  made  by  Garrett  Lane  and 
Roelof  Sutfen.  Lib.  19,  p.  489. 

1777,  Dec.  8.  Deniniiii,  Jacob,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Hannah 
Denman  and  Philip  Denman.  Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Miller;  all 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Samuel  Meeker.  Lib.  16,  p.  510. 

1769,  Jan.  14.  Denman,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  John,  2  shillings.  Son,  Joseph,  land 
near  where  he  lives,  bounded  by  John  Scudder,  Benjamin  Scudder, 
John  Williams,  and  my  son,  Joseph.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Christopher, 
my  plantation  of  about  50  acres.  Sons,  Joseph,  Daniel  and  Christopher, 
all  my  Vs  part  of  the  mill  and  land  near  thereto,  and  my  salt  meadow, 
and  real  estate  not  before  devised.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  all  the  goods 
which  she  brought  at  our  marriage.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Jane,  the 
moveable  estate.  I  hold  a  lot  of  land  by  mortgage  at  Square,  in 
Monmouth  Co.  Executors — my  friends,  Ephraim  Terrill  and  David 
Ross,  Jr.  Witnesses — Henry  Williams,  Joseph  Williams,  Jr.,  Abraham 
Clark  .   Proved  April  2,  1776.  Lib.  L,  p.   429. 

1778,  Sept.  15.  Denman,  Philip,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  £5.  Grandson,  Jacob  Denman,  land  that 
begins  at  a  red  oak  that  was  formerly  John  Swaim's  corner,  and 
from  thence  down  the  fence,  east  3  chains,  from  thence  towards 
Cornelius  Swaim's  orchard,  3  chains  wide  to  the  road,  from  thence  3 
chains  to  the  corner  of  said  Jacob  Denman's  land.  Son,  Philip,  the 
rest  of  my  homestead,  that  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Hampton  and 
Henry  Berry.  Grandson,  Major  Denman,  the  son  of  Jacob,  deceased, 
£50,  when  Major  is  10  years  of  age.  Daughter,  Mary  Pierson,  £6. 
Grandson,  Joseph  Denman,  son  of  Joseph,  50  acres  of  land,  joining 
along  the  mountain,  and  land  of  my  son  Joseph;  and  my  son  Joseph, 
to  have  the  use  of  it,  till  said  grandson  is  of  age;  but  if  my  grand- 
son die  under  age,  then  the  land  to  go  to  his  brothers,  Samuel, 
William  and  Philip,  when  21.  Grandsons,  Mathias,  Samuel,  Joseph, 
William  and  Philip  Denman,  rest  of  above  tract  of  land.  Son,  Samuel, 
£31  that  he  owes  me.  Son,  Philip,  is  to  give  to  Hannah,  10  bushels 
of  corn,  and  15  of  buckwheat,  and  she  is  to  have  the  use  of  the 
east  room,  and  apples  for  summer  use  in  her  family,  as  long  as  she 
remains  Jacob  Denman's  widow.  Daughter,  Abigail  Woodruff,  a 
bed,  etc.  My  eldest  daughter,  Mary  Pierson,  rest  of  beds,  etc.  Sons, 
Joseph  and  Mathias  ,  my  apparel.  Executors — brother,  Thomas  Den- 
man, and  my  friend,  Samuel  Brooks.  Witnesses — John  Denman,  Cor- 
nelius Swaim,  Jacob  Swaim.     Proved  April  10,  1780.  Lib.  21,  p.  304. 

1779,  Aug.  17.  Dennis,  Benjamin,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Dennis,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Littl<» 
and  Theophilus  Little;  both  of  Monmouth  Co.  Witness — EUhu 
Spencer. 


140  NEW  JERSEY  COLONIAE  DOCUMENTS 

1779,  Sept.  3.  Inventory,  £1,072.2.6,  made  by  John  Ely  and  George 
Coryell.  Lib.   22,  p.   15. 

1769,  March  18.  Dennis,  Jacob,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Sons,  Jacob,  Anthony  and  Benjamin,  all  my  lands. 
Daughter,  Hannah,  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £8.  Daughter,  Elizabeth, 
£7.  Daughter,  Increase,  £7.  To  son  Benjamin's  3  children,  namely, 
Jacob,  Emilia  and  John,  each  £5.  Executors — sons,  Jacob,  Anthony 
and  Benjamin.  Witnesses — Philip  Lewis,  Joseph  Price,  James  Mount. 
Proved  Jan.  11,  1775. 

1775,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £15.2.4,  made  by  John  Williams  and 
Ebenezer  Allen. 

1775,  April  27.  Agreement  between  Jacob  Dennis,  Anthony  Dennis 
and  Benjamin  Dennis,  that  half  of  the  increase  of  old  stock  and 
cattle  belongs  to  the  estate  of  Jacob  Dennis,  deceased,  and  that  the 
hogs  are  to  be  all  the  said  Anthony's.  Lib.  L,  p.  368. 

1772,  June  5.  Dennis,  James,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Dennis,  of  said  place,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Henry  Peterson,  of  said  place,  blacksmith,  and  Solomon  Smith,  of 
Piles  Grove,  said  Co.,  yeoman. 

1772,  May  18.  Inventory,  £125. 17.0, made  by  Peter  Boon  and  Henry 
Peterson.  Lib.  14,  p.  430. 

1771,  March  12.  Dennis,  Joseph,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Plantation  where  I  live,  situated  in  Townships  of 
Hopewell,  Stow  Creek  and  Greenwich,  I  give  to  my  sister,  Elizabeth 
Dennis.  I  also  give  her  a  house  and  lot  in  Greenwich,  adjoining 
Richard  Wood.  Brother,  Samuel  Dennis,  a  salt  marsh  in  Greenwich 
Township,  joining  Philip  Dennis  and  Charles  Davis,  near  Stow  Creek. 
Executrix — said  sister,  Elizabeth  Dennis.  Witnesses — David  Gillman, 
Elener  Gillman,  Mary  Sheppard.    Proved  Sept.  6,  1771.       Lib.  15,  p.  215. 

1780,  Jan.  13.  Dennis,  Joseph,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Deborah 
Dennis,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — John  Johnston;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — William   Applegate.  Lib.   22,    p.    16. 

1773,  April  18.  Dennis,  Mary,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Advanced  in  years.  Sons,  Richard  Dennis,  John  Dennis  and 
Patrick  Dennis,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  except  what  is  here- 
after given.  Son,  John  and  Patrick,  the  house  I  live  in.  Niece,  Mary 
Ogden,  viridow  of  Moses  Ogden,  deceased,  my  apparel.  Executors — 
my  said  sons.  Witnesses — Jacob  Martin,  Jr.,  Lewis  Dunham,  Azariah 
Dunham.     Proved  at  Morristown,  Sept.  4,  1778. 

1779,  June  4.  Inventory,  made  by  William  Harrison  and  Abraham 
Schuyler. 

1783,  June  27.  Inventory,  £404.3.9,  made  by  Nathaniel  Ayers  and 
Thomas  Kirkpatrick.  Lib.  21,  p.  6. 

1776,  April  26.  Dennis,  Nathaniel,  of  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Elder  brother,  John  Dennis,  40  shillings.  Cousin,  Ezekiel  Dennis,  son 
of  my  brother,  Joseph,  my  tools.  Cousin,  Jesse  Dennis,  son  of  my 
brother,  Joseph,  the  legacy  left  me  by  my  father  of  £80.  Sister, 
Hannah,  wife  of  Joseph  Dennis,  and  her  daughter,  Nancy  Dennis,  my 
debts  due  on  book.  Executors — cousins,  Ezekiel  Dennis  and  Jesse 
Dennis.  Witnesses — Joseph  Dennis,  Joseph  Barton.  Proved  May  28, 
1776.  Lib.   17.  p.   338. 


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1777,  May  19.  Denny,  Frederick,  of  Greenwich,  Gloucester  Co.. 
laborer.    Int.    Adm'r — Gabriel  De  Veber,  of  said  place,  merchant. 

Lib.   18,   p.   484. 

1777,  May  25.  Depue,  Henry,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.,  farmer;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sary  Depue,  son,  David  and  Hanry,  £100  to  each.  Sons,  Benja- 
min, David  and  Henry,  all  my  lands,  and  they  are  to  support  my  son, 
John.  Executors — my  wife,  son,  Benjamin,  William  Cregor  and  John 
Dewitt.  Witnesses — John  Timbs,  Isaac  Dewitt,  Zachariah  Price. 
Proved  June  26,  1777. 

1777,  June  25.  Inventory,  £803.14.2,  made  by  Isaac  Dewitt  and 
Jacob  Bockhoven. 

1779,  April  23.  Account  by  Sarah  Depue,  Benjamin  Depue,  William 
Creg-or  and  John  Dewitt.      Lib.  M,  p.  90;  Lib.  18,  p.  665;  Lib.  23,  p.  131. 

1779,  June  5.  Derenier,  Abraham,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jacob   Deremer.      Fellowbondsman — Peter   Deremer;    both   of   said   Co. 

1779,  June  4.  Renunciation  by  Elenor  Deremer,  widow  of  Abraham 
Deremer,  who  signed  her  name  as  "Nelley"  Deremer. 

1779,  July  17.  Inventory,  £591.7.6,  made  by  John  Stothoff  and  Peter 
Nevius.  Lib.  22,  p.  30. 

1775,  July  18.  Devans,  Nicholas,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John 
Cleves  Symmes  and  James  Shaw.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Ander- 
son.    Witnesses — Jane  Allen  and  Joseph  Anderson.         Lib.   15,   p.   545. 

1770,  Jan.  27.  Devlney,  John,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rebecka  Deviney,  %  my  moveable  estate.  My  wife,  with  my 
daughter,  Marg-ett,  V2  my  plantation.  Daughter,  Prudence,  £10.  Daugh- 
ter, Margett,  £30.  Grandson,  Samuel  Bacon,  £25.  Daughters,  Mary, 
Prudence  and  Margett,  all  my  lands.  Executors — son-in-law,  Henry 
Sparks,  and  my  daughter,  Margett.  Witnesses — Susannah  Cleaver, 
Elizabeth  Cleaver,  Thomas  Sayre.     Proved  March  22,  1775. 

1775,  March  10.  Inventory,  £368.17.5,  made  by  Thomas  Sayre  and 
Jonathan  Wood.  File  No.  1604  Q. 

1772,  Jan.  8.  Devoss,  Matthias,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Dickeson,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek,  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbonds- 
men — Christopher  Smith,  of  Mannington,  said  Co.,  yeoman,  and 
Richard  Browne,  of  Town  of  Salem,   gent. 

1772,  Jan.  3,  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Devoss,  in  favor  of  John 
Dickinson. 

1772,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  £20.4.6,  made  by  Christopher  Smith  and 
Elisha  Allen.  Lib.   14,   p.   429. 

1772,  Nov.  23.  Dewitt,  Paul,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Dewitt.  Fellowbondsman — George  William  Rope;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witness — John  De  Hart. 

1772,  Nov.  23.  Inventory,  £148,  made  by  John  Hendershot  and  Tunis 
Young. 

1774,  July  11.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  14,  p.  547;  Lib.  15,  p.  498. 

1776,  Oct.  23.  Dewitt,  Peter,  the  elder,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary  Dewitt  and  Peter  Dewitt,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Predmore;  all  of  said  place. 


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1776,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £377.8.9,  made  by  Daniel  Predmore  and 
John  Dewitt. 

1778,  July  20.     Account  by  Adm'rs.  Lib.  16,  p.  519;  Lib.  16,  p.  524. 

1775,  July  21.  Dey,  David,  Jr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
Olden.      Fellowbondsman — Benjamin    Plum;    both    of    said    Co. 

Lib.    M,    p.    32. 

1776,  Dec.  9.  Dianient,  Hedges,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Brothers,  Jonathan,  Nathaniel  and  Jeames,  5  shilling's 
each.  Sister,  Sarah  Swing,  5  shillings.  Sisters,  Dorcas  Peaterson 
and  Rhoda  Diament,  rest  of  my  estate.  Executrix — Sister,  Rhoda. 
Witnesses — Abigail  Whitecar,  Ruth  Whitecar,  Aaron  Peterson. 
Proved  1776  (?).  File  No.  6044  F. 

1776,  March  1.  Diament,  James,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  %  of  my  personal  estate,  and  30  pounds 
of  flax.  Son,  James,  all  my  land  on  Jones  Island.  Daughter,  Sarah, 
the  wife  of  John  Westcott,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Abigail,  the  wife 
of  Charles  Howell,  5  shillings.  Son,  Nathaniel,  all  my  lands  in  Downs 
Township,  at  the  Bear  Swamp.  Daughters,  Hannah  Diament,  Mary 
Diament,  Ruth  Diament  and  Louis  Diament,  rest  of  moveable  estate, 
when  they  are  18.  Executor — my  friend,  Charles  Howell.  Witnesses 
— Nathaniel  Diament,  Elizabeth  Powell,  Timothy  Elmer.  Proved 
April   19,   1776. 

1776,  March  27.  Inventory,  £175.18.8,  made  by  Ephraim  Harris  and 
John  Bower.  Lib.   17,  p.   395. 

1773,  Marcli  16.  Dichfield,  John,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Carty.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Haight;  both  of  said 
place.  Lib.   14,   p.   524. 

1774,  Dec.  7.  Diclienson,  Jane,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r-?— John 
Dickenson.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Sinnickson;   both  of  said  Co. 

File  No.   1558Q. 

1775,  Nov.  27.  Dicker,  Barbara,  of  Northampton  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.,  widow.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Jacobs.  Fellowbondsman — 
George  Haines;  both  of  said  place. 

1775,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £11.17.1,  made  by  Peter  Brown  and  George 
Haines. 

1775,  Dec.  20.  Account  made  by  Adm'r.  Paid  Nicholas  Dicker  for 
funeral  expences.  Lib.  16,  p.  495. 

1776,  Jan.  4.  Dicker,  Michael,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine  Dicker,  widow  of  said  Michael  Dicker.  Fellow- 
bondsman, Job  Gaskill;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  16,  p.  496. 

1777,  Aug.  7.  Dickerson,  Peter,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  Captain 
in  the  service  of  the  United  States;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  the  house 
and  4  or  5  acres  where  we  live,  and  my  interest  in  the  grist  mill, 
being  14,  and  £30.  She  is  to  educate  my  younger  children.  Daugh- 
ters, Mary,  Phebe  and  Esther,  £10  to  each.  Daughter,  Nance,  £50. 
Sons,  Jonathan,  Jesse,  John,  Peter,  Joseph  and  William,  rest  of  estate. 
Executors — wife,  Sarah,  son,  Jonathan,  and  my  friend,  Benjamin 
Pierson,  Jr.  Witnesses — William  Johnes,  Damaris  Crane,  Timothy 
Johnes.     Proved  May  23,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  337. 


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176S,  Aug.  30.  Dickeson,  John,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  £200,  and  profits  of  plan- 
tation, till  son  John  is  21.  Son,  William,  plantation  where  he  lives, 
of  250  acres,  which  was  late  Bryan  O'Harrows.  Son,  Thomas,  the 
plantations  whiclf  I  bought  of  Michel  Lee  and  Isrel  Morris,  and 
of  the  Sheriff  of  Cumberland  Co.,  late  the  property  of  David  Sears, 
lying-  near  Cohansey  Creek.  Sons,  David  and  John,  the  land  where 
I  live,  and  9  and  10  hundred  acres,  which  I  bought  of  Francis 
Donlap  and  Robert  Johnson  and  his  sisters.  Son,  John,  the  house 
where  I  live,  with  400  acres.  Sons,  William,  Thomas,  David  and 
John,  50  acres  of  salt  marsh  and  Alloways  Creek,  joining  to  William 
Oakford.  Daughter,  Mary  Dickeson,  £500.  Executors — wife,  Martha, 
and  sons,  William  and  Thomas.  Witnesses — Mathias  Devoss,  William 
Devoss,  John  Holme.     Proved  Aug.   3,   1779. 

1777,  Nov.  3.  Inventory,  £3,130.9.7,  made  by  John  Holme  and  John 
Mayhew.  Lib.   21,  p.  263. 

1777,  April  9.  Dickinson,  Ashbrook,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
William  Dickinson,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of 
Samuel  Ray  as  his  Guardian. 

1777,  April  9.  Guardian — Samuel  Ray,  of  Uper  Alloways  Creek, 
said  Co.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Kelley,  of  said  place,  and  Joel  Gar- 
rison, of  Pitts  Grove,  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Lib.  18,  p.  469. 

1777,  Dec.  8.  Dickinson,  John,  of  Salem,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  After 
debts  are  paid,  the  rest  to  my  children,  and  the  boys  to  have  £50 
more  than  the  girls.  Daughter,  Susanna,  to  have  the  negro  wench, 
Dinah.  Executors — Edward  Keasbey  and  Charles  Bilderback.  Wit- 
nesses— Isaac  Mukins,  Samuel  Stockton,  James  Tyler.  Proved  Feb.  7, 
1778. 

1778,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £3,249.0.11,  made  by  Benjamin  Holme  and 
Robert  Johnson.  Lib.   20,   p.   164. 

1773,  Dec.  22.  Dickinson,  Peter,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Philimon  Dickinson  and  Samuel  Tyler.  Pellowbondsman — Thomas 
Ball;  all  of  said  Co.     Witness — Robert  Ogden,  Jr. 

1773,  Dec.  18.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Dickinson,  widow  of  Peter 
Dickinson,  in  favor  of  her  son,  Philemon  Dickinson,  and  son-in-law, 
Samuel  Tyler.     Witnesses — Abraham  Lowrance  and  Hannah  Darling. 

Lib.   K,   p.   553. 

1777,  April  19.  Dickinson,  Philemon,  of  Morris  Co.;  ■will  of.  Wife, 
Johanah  Dickinson,  livestock  and  provisions,  to  bring  up  the  children. 
Wife  to  have  the  use  of  the  plantation  till  my  sons  come  of  age. 
If  my  wife  should  be  with  a  child,  it  is  to  have  its  portion.  Sons, 
Peter  and  Caleb,  my  plantation.  Executors — wife,  Johanah,  my 
brother,  Braneard  Dickinson,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Samuel  Tyler. 
Witnesses — Shephen  Morehouse,  John  Blanchard,  Caleb  Swayze. 
Proved  July  7,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  474. 

1777,  May  14.  Dickinson,  William,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Dickinson.  Fellowbondsman — John  Hillman; 
both  of  said  place. 

1777,  May  13.  Inventory,  £65.9.4,  made  by  Jonathan  Morgan  and 
John  Hillman.  Lib.  18,  p.   474. 


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1764,  Aug.  20.  Dieppel,  Lucas,  of  Bridgewater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  The  120  acres  of  land  where  I  live  to  be  sold,  and  my 
wife  to  have  %  the  amount  and  £100  more.  Eldest  son,  John,  the 
land  where  he  lives  that  joins  William  Graham,  and  contains  50 
acres.  After  my  wife,  Mary,  has  been  paid,  then  the  rest  to  be  given 
to  my  sons,  Christopher  Teaple  and  Peter  Teaple,  and  my  son-ln- 
laws,  Jacob  Fusler  and  John  Meyer.  Daughter,  Ursula,  wife  of  John 
Appleman,  a  silver  tankard.  Executors — son,  Christopher  Teaple  and 
John  Appleman.  "Witnesses — Andrew  Leake,  Daniel  Castner,  Sidney 
Berry. 

1773,  Nov.  16.  Codicil.  My  wife,  Mary,  may  live  on  the  place, 
and  my  son's  daughter,  Peggy,  who  lives  with  us,  to  have  a  good 
outset  when  18.  My  son,  Christopher's  eldest  son,  Luke,  to  have 
my  gun.  My  son,  Peter's  son,  Luke,  a  gun,  and  my  son  John's  son, 
Luke,  £3.  My  son-in-law  Jacob  Fusler's  son,  Luke,  £3.  Witnesses — 
Daniel    Castner,    Jacob   Castner,    Philip   King.      Proved    Jan.    26,    1774. 

1774,  Jan.  19.  Inventory,  made  by  John  Haas  and  Daniel  Castner. 
Bond  due  from  John  Teeple,  Jacob  Lang  and  George  Teeple  for   £70. 

Lib.    L,    p.    85. 

1777,  March  3.  Dildine,  Sampson,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Oldest  son,  Uriah,  a  horse.  Oldest  daughter,  Abigal,  a  wench,  and  the 
bed  that  was  her  late  mother's.  My  youngest  daughter,  Sarah,  my 
bed,  and  £40  when  she  comes  of  age.  Sons,  Uriah,  Abram,  Samuel, 
Richard,  John,  Thomas  and  Ralph,  all  my  land,  to  be  allotted  to  them 
by  my  brother,  Uriah,  and  Jacob  Dodder  and  John  Roy.  Executors — 
brother,  Uriah,  my  brother-in-law,  Jacob  Dodds  and  John  Roy.  Wit- 
nesses— Richard  Hunt,  Joseph  Ker,  Thomas  Hunt.  Proved  April  27, 
1777. 

1777,  April  24.  Inventory,  £407.1.6,  made  by  Charles  Rhodes  and 
Peter  Bt.  Shaver.  Lib.  18,  p.  672. 

1775,  Aug.  29.  Dilkes,  Ann,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Ann  Bee,  my  apparel,  and  to  Susanna  O.  Bryan, 
£5,  when  she  is  18.  Grandson,  Robert  Bee,  rest  of  my  estate,  when 
he  is  21;  but,  if  he  die,  then  to  the  first  child  that  shall  be  born 
of  my  daughter,  Ann  Bee;  and,  in  case  of  no  such  child,  then  to  my 
grandson,  Jonathan  Bee.  Executor — son-in-law,  Ephraim  Bee.  Wit- 
nesses— Benjamin  Carpenter,  Samuel  Carpenter,  Patience  Carpenter. 
Proved  April,  1776. 

1775,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £148.16.11,  made  by  Benjamin  Heritage 
and  Benjamin  Carpenter.  Lib.  17,  p.   350. 

1770,  Dec.  1.  Dilkes,  John,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Grandson,  John  McQueen,  a  piece  of  land,  taken 
up  by  Janaes  Cattle,  joining  John  Carter  and  John  Jones,  on  the 
northeast  side  of  my  other  lands,  of  the  old  tract;  also  another  piece 
of  land,  between  the  lands  of  John  Porch  and  Robert  Turner,  during 
his  life,  and,  after  his  death,  to  his  eldest  son  and  to  his  heirs,  and, 
for  want  of  such  heirs,  then  to  the  2d  son  of  said  John  McQueen 
and  his  heirs,  and,  for  want  of  such  heirs,  then  to  the  3d,  4th,  5th 
and  6th  son  of  the  said  John  McQueen,  and  their  heirs;  and,  for 
lack  of  such  sons,  then  to  daughters  of  said  John  McQueen,  and  for 
lack  of  such  heirs,  then  to  the  heir  of  my  son,  Aaron  Dilks;  but  the 
profits  of  said  land,  I  give  to  my  granddaughter,  Hannah  Dilkes, 
until  the  said  John  McQueen  is  21.     Son,  Aaron,  the  rest  of  my  lands. 


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during  his  life,  and,  after  his  death,  to  the  eldest  son  of  said  Aaron, 
and  his  heirs,  and,  for  lack  of  such  heirs,  then  to  the  2d,  3d,  4th,  5th 
and  6th  son  of  said  Aaron,  and  their  heirs,  and,  for  lack  of  such 
heirs,  then  to  the  daughters  of  said  Aaron  and  their  heirs,  and,  if 
Aaron  die  without  such  heir,  then  the  profits  to  be  given  to  his 
children.  Wife,  Anne,  the  %  of  the  rents  of  the  plantation  where 
I  live.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Leake,  5  shillings,  as  she  has  had  of 
my  estate.  Daughter,  Rebecca  Taber,  5  shillings.  Granddaughter, 
Rebecca  McQueen,  a  chest  of  drawers,  when  18.  Granddaughter, 
Hannah  Taber,  £10,  on  the  day  of  her  marriage.  Granddaughter,  Han- 
nah Dilkes,  £10,  on  the  day  of  marriage.  Son,  Aaron,  rest  of  moveable 
estate.  To  Joseph  Leeds  (if  living),  my  apparel.  Whereas,  I  am 
administrator  with  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Leake,  of  the  estate  of 
her  late  husband,  William  McQueen,  which  estate  is  in  my  hands, 
I  order  my  executors  to  take  the  same  in  their  care,  and  pay 
the  same  to  the  children  of  said  William  McQueen.  Executors — son, 
Aaron,  and  friend,  James  Hinchman.  Witnesses — James  Dilkes,  Jacob 
Dilks,   Samuel  Blackwood.     Proved  March   23,   1771. 

1771,  March  11.  Inventory,  £290.3.3,  made  by  Thomas  Nightingale 
and  Jeremiah  Carter.  Lib.  15,  p.  143. 

1780,  Sept.  1.  Dillon,  James,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Thomas  Vaughan  Dillon,  my  lot  of  land  in  Mecans  Parish, 
in  Mary  Lane,  in  City  of  Dublin;  but,  if  he  die  under  age,  then  I 
give  the  said  lot  to  my  mother,  Elizabeth  Dillon,  during  her  life, 
and,  after  her  death,  then  to  my  sister,  Sarah.  To  my  natural  son, 
born  of  the  body  of  Anne  Chattin,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  West  Jersey, 
£10,  when  he  is  21.  I  have  a  gold  locket,  which  I  bought  for  my 
late  dear  wife,  which  I  give  to  my  mother-in-law,  Anne  Lyon.  All 
the  rest  of  my  estate  I  give  to  my  said  son,  Thomas,  but,  if  he  die 
under  age,  then  I  give  all  the  portion  I  had  of  his  mother  to  his 
niece,  Kitty  Vaughan,  the  daughter  of  my  wife's  brother,  Thomas 
Vaughan,  deceased,  and  the  rest  of  my  personal  estate  to  my  sister, 
Sarah  Dillon.  I  place  my  said  son,  Thomas,  under  the  care  of  his 
grandmother,  Anne  Lyon.  Executors — the  said  Anne  Lyon,  Mrs. 
Hannah  Vaughan,  relict  of  my  wife's  brother  Thomas  Vaughan,  and 
my  friend.  Captain  Nathaniel  Paulcomer  and  William  Stretch.  Wit- 
nesses— Martha  Arney,  Joseph  Read,  William  Stretch.  Proved  Sept. 
9,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  271. 

1777,  Jan.  30.  Dilmore,  Peter,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
Jane  Dilmore.  Fellowbondsmen — Giles  Lambson  and  Ananias  Elwell; 
all  of  said  place. 

1777,  Feb.  29.  Inventory,  £43.13.0,  made  by  Moses  Hill  and  John 
Curry.  Lib.   18,   p.   141. 

1770,  July  21.  Disbrow,  John,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Amboy, 
Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John  Disbrow,  my  plantation  in  Amboy, 
bounding  on  the  Bay,  the  ferry,  and  where  he  lives.  Wife,  Sarah, 
plantation  where  I  live,  during  her  life.  Son,  Elijah,  after  wrife's 
death,  the  plantation  w^here  I  live  at  Roundabout,  on  Raritan  River. 
Daughter,  Mary  Disbrow,  if  she  lives  to  be  married,  land  at  Spots- 
wood,  and  the  moveable  estate,  after  her  mother's  death.  Executors 
— wife,  Sarah,  and  my  son,  John.  Witnesses — Moses  Rolfe,  Ephraim 
Rolfe,  Jonathan  Rolfe.     Proved  July  27,  1771.  Lib.  K,  p.  355. 

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NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 


1776,  Jan.  16.  Diskill,  Anne,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Brother,  Clemens  Diskill,  and  my  nephew,  Clemens  Diskill, 
eldest  son  of  said  Clemens,  5  shilling-s  each,  as  they  are  my  heirs  at 
law.  William  Black  is  to  have  the  use  of  %  the  land  where  I  live 
during-  his  life  and,  after  his  death,  I  give  to  William  Salter,  whom 
I  have  raised  from  his  infancy,  the  said  land,  which  contains  2i^ 
acres  and  3  perches.  To  Mary  Winter,  my  apparel.  Executors — 
neighbors,  John  Ringo  and  Joseph  Boss.  Witnesses — Gershom  Craven, 
John  Bullman,  Ontell  Kempel.     Proved  Feb.  12,  1776.         Lib.  17,  p.  363. 

1777,  Oct.  11.  Ditmars,  Peter,  of  Hillsborough,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Altie  Ditmars  and  John  Ditmass.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Ammerman;  all  of  said  Co.     Witness — Hendrick  V.  Arsdalen. 

1777,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £82.2.0,  made  by  John  Staats,  Stephen  Ter- 
hune  and  Hendrick  Vanarsdalen.  Lib.  18,  p.  625. 

1776,  Feb.  15.  Ditmars,  Rem,  of  Millstone,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Lenah  Ditmars  and  John  Ditmars;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
nesses— Laurance  Van  Cleef  and  John  Leferty. 

1775,  Aug.  7.  Inventory,  £760.4.4,  made  by  Denice  Van  Liew,  Cor- 
nelius Van  Liew,  John  Van  Liew  and  Laurence  Van  Cleef,  trustees 
of  the  estate  of  Rem  Ditmars,  of  Millstone,  yeoman,  and  Laurence 
Van  Cleef,  Peter  Staats  and  Isaac  Van  Cleef.  Lib.  M,  p.  30. 

1770,  Jan.  30..  Ditmas.s,  Douvee,  of  Somerset  Co.,  farmer;  will  of. 
Wife,  Altie,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  while  my  widow.  Planta- 
tion where  my  son,  Jehonnis,  now  lives  must  go  to  pay  debts.  Wife 
to  have  the  goods  she  brought  at  our  marriage.  When  the  place 
where  I  live  is  sold,  my  sons,  Peter  and  Douwe,  are  to  have  outsets 
equal  to  the  two  sons  w^ho  are  married,  and  my  two  single  daughters, 
Seitie  and  Altie,  to  have  outsets  equal  to  those  who  are  married. 
Oldest  sons,  John,  Jehonnis  and  Peter,  £100,  and  youngest  son, 
Douwe,  £150.  Children,  John,  Jehonnis,  Peter,  Douwe,  £150.  Children, 
John,  Jehonnis,  Peter,  Douwe,  and  daughters,  Jannetje,  Willimpie, 
Seitie  and  Altie,  the  rest.  Executors — wife,  Altie,  and  sons,  John, 
Jehonnis,  Peter  and  Douwe.  Witnesses — Abraham  Staats,  Reyneer 
Staats,  Cornelius  Van  Dike.     Proved  March  28,  1775.  Lib.  L,  p.  331. 

1775,  Aug.  8.  Dixon,  William,  Jr.,  of  Hanover.Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  a  lot  of  land  called  the  Perry  Field.  Younger  chil- 
dren to  be  brought  up.  Rest  of  estate  to  my  2  sons,  Jonathan  and 
Lot,  each  2  shares,  and  to  my  4  daughters,  Catharine  Dixon,  Mary* 
Dixon,  Hannah  Dixon  and  Sarah  Dixon,  each  one  share.  Executors — 
friends,  David  Bates  and  Moses  Crane,  the  blacksmith.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Jenner,  Moses  Carman,   Daniel  Tuttle.     Proved  Aug.   18,   1775. 

Lib.  L,  p.  316. 

1770,  Oct.  28.  Doane,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co..  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Clement,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Abel  Clement;  both  of  said 
Co. 

1779,  Oct.  27.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Doan,  widow  of  said 
Thomas  Doan,   in  favor  of  Samuel  Clement.     Witness — Abel  Clement. 

1780,  April  27.  Inventory,  made  by  Jacob  Jennings  and  Joseph 
Clement.  Lib.   22,   p.   12. 


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1776,  Nov.  11.  Dobbins,  Jsiiues,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burling-ton  Co., 
blacksmith.  Int.  Adm'rs — Ruth  Dobbins  and  William  Lees.  Fellow- 
bondsman — James  Dobbin;  all  of  said  place. 

1776,  Nov.  16.  Inventory,  £259.3.10,  made  by  Henry  Paxson  and 
John  West.  Lib.  18,   p.  55. 

1773,   Nov.    17.  Dolbeer,   John,   of   Woodbridge,    Middlesex    Co.     Int. 

Adm'x — Rebecca  Dolbeer.     Fellowbondsman — David   Herriot;    both   of 
said  place. 

1773,  Nov.  II.  Inventory,  made  by  Jonathan  Moores  and  Jonathan 
Inslee.  Lib.  K,  p.  553. 

1776,  April  24.  Dolbeer,  Rebecca,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Jesse  Dolbeer.  Fellowbondsman — David  Herriot;  both  of  said 
place. 

1776,  April  23.  Inventory  of  the  estate  of  Rebecca  Dolbeer,  widow, 
made  by  David  Herriot  and  William  Cutter.  Lib.  M,  p.  29. 

1759,  Oct.  20.  Donham,  Joseph,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife  to  have  the  use  of  land.  Son,  Daniel,  1/6  of  my  lands, 
joining-  the  Vz  acre  where  he  lives.  Rest  of  estate  to  be  sold. 
Daughter,  Sarah,  a  prayer  book.  Young-est  daug-hters,  Abigail  and 
Phebe,  £25.  Youngest  sons,  James,  Joseph,  Elisha,  Moses  and 
Jonathan,  rest  of  my  money.  Wife  to  bring  up  my  young  children. 
Executors — friend,  Ebenezer  Foster,  and  sons,  Joseph  and  Elisha. 
Witnesses — Jonathan  Cambell,  Amos  Donham,  Nathaniel  Fitz  Ran- 
dolph. Proved  Dec.  27,  1771,  by  Isaac  Donham,  brother  to  Amos 
Donham,  one  of  the  witnesses.  Lib.  K,  p.  396. 

1772,  Feb.  19.  Dorland,  Liambert,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Vanlew,  of  Long  Island,  New  York.  Fellowbondsman — Johannes 
Van  Leuwe   ("in  English  John  Vanlew"),  of  Somerset  Co. 

1772,  Feb.  19.  Renunciation  by  John  Dorland,  of  Somerset  Co.,  the 
eldest  son  of  said  Lambert  Dorland,  in  favor  of  John  Van  Leuwe, 
of  Long  Island,  who  is  the  greatest  creditor. 

1772,  May  6.     Inventory,  made  by  Gizebert  Lane  and  John  Voorhees. 

Lib.   K,   p.   381. 

1774,  Aug:.  12.  Dorlant,  Gerret,  Sr.,  of  Somerset  Co.,  farmer;  will 
of.  Son,  Garret,  £10.  Son,  Lucis,  £75.  Son,  Abraham,  £75.  Daughter, 
Tanity,  and  her  children,  that  is  or  may  be  born  while  she  is  the 
wife  of  William  Whilliamson,  £220.  My  wife's  nephew,  (?)  Mariah 
Vanarsdalen,  daughter  of  Yerry,  £25.  Daughter,  Lanah,  to  have  an 
outset.  The  rest  of  my  personal  and  real  estate  to  be  divided  equally 
between  my  wife,  Hility,  son,  Garret,  son,  Lucis,  son,  Abraham, 
daughter,  Lamitie,  daughter,  Mariah,  daughter,  Idaugh,  daughter, 
Yanity,  and  daughter,  Lanah.  Executors — wife,  Hility,  Hendericua 
Van  Dike,  Garritt  Vanarsdalen  and  John  Van  Dike,  Jr.  Witnesses — 
John  Van  Dike,  Jr.,  Gideon  De  Camp,  Jeremiah  Van  Dike.  Proved 
Sept.  1,  1774. 

1774,  Aug.  29.  Inventory,  £1,165.12.4,  made  by  Roelof  Van  Dike  and 
Henry  Kanady.  Lib.  L,   p.  220. 

1771,  Jan.  21.  Dorsett,  Joseph,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Dorsett,  son  of  said  Joseph.  Fellowbondsman — 
Stephen  Hedges;  both  of  said  place. 


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1771,  Jan.  21.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Dorsett,  the  widow.  Witnesses 
— Hannah  Burdge  and  Mary  Dorsett. 

1771,  March  21.  Inventory,  £420.19.5,  made  by  Jonathan  Plaise  and 
Blias  Bailey. 

1772,  Jan.  21.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  K,  p.  257. 

1776,  Aug.  28.  Dotey,  Isaac,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  Now  wounded  at  Long-  Island,  but  of  perfect  mind.  My 
lands  at  Stoney  Hill,  that  I  bought  of  Jacob  Davis,  and  my  saw 
mill,  and  a  part  of  my  plantation,  to  be  sold,  in  order  to  pay  my 
debts;  and  the  rest  of  estate  I  give  to  my  wife,  Mary,  to  bring  up 
my  children,  and,  after  the  youngest  son,  Henry,  is  of  age,  then  I 
give  to  my  2  sons,  Samuel  and  Henry,  all  the  rest,  but  they  are  to 
pay  to  each  of  my  daughters,  Rachel  and  Sarah,  £30.  Executors — 
friends,  Joseph  Allen,  the  3d,  David  Smalley,  and  my  wife,  Mary. 
Witnesses — Richard  Penny,  Joseph  Murrel,  Joseph  Morse,  Jr.  Proved 
Oct.  30,  1776.  Lib.  18,  p.  25. 

1778,  Jan.  22.  Dotey,  Samuel,  of  Somerset  Co.;  farmer.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Benjamin  Dotey.  Fellowbondsmen — Joseph  Allen  and  David  Smalley; 
all  of  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1778,  May  20.  Inventory,  £284.10.9,  made  by  Capt.  Samuel  Dunn 
and  Joseph  Drake. 

1779,  Jan.  22.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  16,  p.  520;  Lib.  16,  p.  524. 

1780,  May  4.  Doty,  Benjamin,  of  Somerset  Co. ;  will  of.  To  the 
children  of  my  sister,  Rachel  Sutton,  1/2  of  my  real  and  personal  estate, 
when  they  come  of  age.  To  the  children  of  my  brother,  Isaac  Doty, 
deceased,  the  other  i/4  of  the  real  and  personal,  when  they  come  of 
age.  The  land  to  be  sold  when  Henry  Doty,  son  of  my  brother, 
Isaac,  comes  of  age.  Executors — friends,  David  Smalley  and  John 
Manning.  Witnesses — Clarkson  Manning,  Richard  Rolfe.  Proved 
May  30,  1780. 

1780,  May  23.  Inventory,  £2,327.4.6,  made  by  Ezra  Woodden  and 
Isaac  Parker.  Lib.   22,  p.   81. 

1775,  March  27.  Doty,  Moses,  of  Bernards  Town,  Somerset  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Grandson,  Moses  Doty,  the  son  of  my  son,  Moses, 
deceased,  £50,  when  he  is  21.  My  granddaughters,  Mary  and  Sarah, 
the  sisters  of  said  grandson,  £25  to  each,  when  they  are  18.  To  Eliza- 
beth Doty,  the  daughter  of  Elizabeth  Doty,  deceased,  who  lives  with 
John  Bloom,  £50,  when  she  is  18.  Daughter,  Marcy,  the  wife  of  Ruben 
Compton,  £50.  To  my  daughter,  the  wife  of  Garret  Rosaboom,  £20. 
Sons,  Solomon  and  Joshua,  the  rest  of  my  personal  and  real  estate. 
Executors — sons,  Solomon  and  Joshua,  and  my  brother-in-law,  John 
Bloom.  Witnesses — Insley  Dalglish,  Insley  Roy,  John  Roy.  Proved 
April  19,  1775. 

1775,  April  18.  Inventory,  made  by  Samuel  Dalglish  and  John 
Worth.  Lib.  L,  p.  327. 

1779,  Sept.  30.  Doty,  William  (the  3rd),  of  Somerset  Co..  farmer. 
Int.  Adm'r — Jonathan  Bloomfield,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman.  Pellowbondsman — Jonathan  Penniton,  of  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman. 

1779,  Oct.  1.  Inventory,  £1,874.9.6,  made  by  Thomas  Collyer  and 
Jonathan  Penninton. 

1782,  Nov.  21.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  M,  p.  132;  Lib.  22,  p.  19. 


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1771,  March  2.  Dougherty,  Constantine,  late  Surgeon  in  the  New 
Jersey  Reg-iment.  Int.  Adm'r — William  McDonald,  of  Somerset  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Deare,  of  Perth  Amboy.  Witness — 
Bowes  Reed.  Lib.  K.  p.  268. 

1775,  April  10.  Dougherty,  James,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Edward  Dougherty,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes 
choice  of  Ephraim  Loyd  as  his  Guardian,  to  look  after  lands  left  him 
in   the  will   of  his  father. 

1775,  April  10.  Guardian  —  Ephraim  Loyd.  Fellowbondsman  — 
Joseph  Tindall;  both  of  said  place,  yeomen.  Lib.  15,  p.  541. 

1777,  Aug.  30.  Doughty,  Daniel,  of  Springfield,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Smith,  £50  yearly,  out  of  the  profits 
of  my  plantation  where  I  live.  Grandson,  Daniel  Doughty  Smith, 
farm  where  I  live,  he  paying  to  his  mother  the  above  £50.  Grandson, 
Samuel  Smith,  £500.  Grandson,  "William  Lovet  Smith,  £100,  when  21. 
Granddaughter,  Ann  Smith,  my  lands  and  tenements  in  Mount  Holly; 
also  20  acres  which  I  bought  of  Zacariah  Rosel.  The  rest  of  my 
lands  in  Northampton  Township  I  give  to  my  granddaughters,  Abigail 
Smith  and  Mary  Smith,  at  the  death  of  their  mother,  who  is  to  have 
the  profits  while  she  lives.  Rest  of  real  and  personal  to  my  daughter, 
Mary  Smith.  My  negro  man,  Syrah,  to  be  set  free.  Executors — 
daughter,  Mary  Smith,  William  Lovet  Smith  and  Daniel  Doughty 
Smith.  Witnesses  —  John  Coate,  Richard  Lawrence,  Tanton  Earl. 
Proved  Dec.  30,   1778.  Lib.  20,  p.   176. 

1777,  April  4.  Douw,  John,  of  Bridgewater  Township,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Annae- 
tye  Douw,  £100.  Eldest  son,  Andris  Douw,  £6.  Son,  John,  a  horse. 
Son,  Fulkert,  a  horse.  Rest  of  estate  to  wife,  Annaetye,  and  my 
children,  Andris,  Hendrick,  Dirck,  Ledia,  Mageltye,  John  and  Fulkert. 
Executors — sons,  Andris,  Hendrick,  John  and  Dirck.  Witnesses — 
George  Van  Nist,  Jacob  Vanorstrand,  Hendrick  Sedem.  Proved  April 
29,  1777. 

1777,  April  25.  Inventory,  £661.2.6,  made  by  Andrew  Ten  Eick  and 
Hendryk  Sedem.  Lib.  18,  p.  546. 

1745,  June  24.  Dow,  Johannes,  of  Second  River,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate,  and,  at  her  death,  to  be 
sold  and  divided  among  my  children  as  follows:  Son,  John,  £15,  and 
to  sons,  William  and  Adrian,  £10  each,  and  then  the  rest  to  be  divided 
equally  to  my  children,  eldest  son,  John;  2nd  son,  William;  youngest 
son,  Adrian;  eldest  daughter,  now  Phebe  Peak;  grandson,  John  Van 
Wyke  (in  lieu  of  my  second  daughter,  mother  of  said  John  Van 
Wyke),  Catheren  Van  Wyke,  deceased,  and  my  youngest  daughter, 
Margret  Willis.  Executors — Wife,  Sarah,  my  son,  William,  and  son- 
in-law,  William  Peak,  of  New  Tork  City.  Witnesses — John  Speer, 
Abraham   Caddemus,   James   Billington.      Proved   June   29,    1774. 

Lib.  L,   p.   207. 

1775,  Aug.  28.  Dowden,  William,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — James  Edgar,  the  principal  creditor.  Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas  Edgar;  both  of  said  place. 

1775,  Aug.  31.  Inventory,  made  at  the  house  of  Elias  Marsh,  by 
John  Griggs  and  Jonathan  Deare. 

1775,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £137.4.3,  as  posted  from  his  books,  made 
by  John  Conway.  Lib.  M,  p.  33. 


150  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAI^  DOCUMENTS 

1779,  May  29.  Dowers,  Edward,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Edward  Dowers,  150  acres  of  land.  Son, 
Joseph,  75  acres  of  land.  Ten  acres  of  salt  meadow  is  to  be  sold,  to 
pay  my  debts.  My  oldest  daughter,  Margaret,  a  bed.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth,  when  22  years  of  age,  one  cow  and  calf.  Daughter,  Ruth, 
a  bed,  when  18.  Daughter,  Abegal,  a  bed,  when  18.  Witnesses — 
James  Deal,   Josiah  Bellenger,   Joseph  Marsh.     Proved  June   25,   1779. 

1779,  June  25.  Adm'x — Mary  Dower,  widow  of  Edward  Dower,  of 
Great  Egg  Harbor,  who  made  his  will,  and  appointed  no  Executor. 
Fellowbondsman — James  Deal,  of  same  place.  Witnesses — Elijah 
Hughes  and  Jeremiah  Schellinger. 

1779,  June  21.  Inventory,  £335.10.0,  made  by  Amariah  Lake  and 
James  Deal.  Lib.  21,  p.  256. 

1774,  Jan.  26.  Down,  John,  of  Woodbury,  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Barbary  Down.  Fellowbondsman — William  Down;  both  of  Dept- 
ford  Township,   said  Co. 

1774,  Jan.  15.  Inventory,  £140.17. 10^/^,  made  by  James  Brown  and 
Samuel  Thompson.  Lib.  15,  p.  510. 

1771,  Oct.  11.  Downes,  Jonathan,  clerk.  Rector  of  St.  Peter's  Parish 
in  the  Island  of  Barbadoes,  now  resident  of  Bristol,  Bucks  Co.,  Penna. 
Son,  John,  a  negro  man  and  wench,  and  £30  yearly,  he  being  not 
capable  of  managing  his  affairs.  Daughter,  Margaret  Elizabeth 
Downs,  the  said  interest  in  case  of  his  death.  Wife  and  daughter, 
rest  of  personal  and  real.  Executors — my  wife,  and  relation,  Richard 
Cobham,  Esq.,  of  Parish  of  St.  Thomas,  in  Island  of  Barbadoes,  and 
they  to  be  Guardians  of  my  children.  Witnesses — John  De  Normandie, 
Jonathan  Odell,  Samuel  Allinson.     Proved  Oct.  26,  1771.     Lib.  15,  p.  167. 

1777,  Sept.  18.  Drake,  Daniel,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Charity,  £500,  and  various  goods.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £300, 
when  18.  Cousin,  Samuel  Drake,  8  acres  of  land,  joining  to  Erick 
Stuard.  Widow  Penewell,  £20.  To  Rev.  Benjamin  Miller,  £4  a  year, 
while  he  is  minister  at  the  Plains.  Daughter,  Mary  Stelle,  my  clock. 
Brother,  Samuel  Drake,  my  apparel.  Daughter,  Sarah  Fitz  Randolph, 
and  daughter,  Mary  Stelle,  all  lands,  except  what  is  given  to  Samuel 
Drake.  If  my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  should  die  before  she  is  18,  I  give 
Nathaniel  Drake,  son  of  Isaac  Drake,  deceased,  £40.  Rest  to  be  given 
to  all  my  grandchildren.  Executors — son-in-law,  Samuel  Fitz  Ran- 
dolph, and  my  son-in-law,  Asher  Stelle.  Witnesses — John  Manning, 
Joseph   Fitz  Randolph,   Martha  Cheesman.      Proved   Oct.    10,    1777. 

1777,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  made  by  Joseph  Fitz  Randolph  and  John 
Manning.  Samuel  Randolph  and  Ashur  Stelle,  Executors,  sworn  June 
15,  1778.  Lib.   19.  p.   315;  File  No.  502  R. 

1777,  May  27.  Drake,  Jacob,  the  third,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sybel,  %  my  estate,  and  the  rest  to  my  children.  Execu- 
tors— brothers,  John  Drake,  Daniel  Drake  and  Ellsha  Drake.  Wit- 
nesses— Henry  Conkling,  Margaret  Steel,  William  Hudson.  Proved 
June  2,  1777. 

1777,  June  2.  Inventory,  £277.5.8,  made  by  Nathaniel  Halsey  and 
Daniel  Budd.  Lib.   19,  p.  141. 

1780,  Feb.  10.  Drake,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah 
Drake,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — George  Drake;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Abigail  Vlall.  Lib.   22,   p.   22. 


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1778,  Jan.  13.  Drake,  Nathaniel,  of  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Anne,  all  moveable  estate,  except  some  that  Joseph  Fulker 
gave  to  my  sons.  Son,  Nathaniel,  £10.  Sons,  Joseph,  Samuel  and 
John,  £5  to  each.  Executors — Jacob  Drake  and  Jabish  Bell,  both 
of  Morris  Co.  Witnesses — Uriah  Lucker,  Mathias  Parr,  Catherine 
Bescherer.     Proved  May  2,   1778. 

1778,  May  2.     Renunciation  by  Jacob  Drake.  Lib.  20,  p.   316. 

1774,  Sept.  20.  Drake,  Reuben,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Molleson  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbondsman — Ephraim  Drake; 
both  of  said  place. 

1774,  Sept.  20.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Drake,  widow  of  Reuben 
Drake,  in  favor  of  Molleson  Fitz  Randolph.  Witnesses— Ephraim 
Drake  and  Imla  Drake. 

1774,  Sept.  21.    Inventory,  made  by  Daniel  Drake  and  Reune  Runyon. 

Lib.  L,   p.   156. 

1771,  April  2.  DreTr,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  George  Drew,  apparel.  Daughter,  Mary,  £40  and  V2  the 
moveables.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  David  Pierson,  £10. 
Daughter,  Elenor,  the  wife  of  John  Price,  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah 
Bowers,  £5.  Daughter,  Abigal,  £40  and  V2  the  moveables.  Son,  George, 
£10.  Executor — friend,  John  Ogden,  of  said  Borough,  with  power  to 
sell  my  lands.  Witnesses  —  Richard  Townley,  Jr.,  Joseph  Miller, 
Andrew  Whitehead.     Proved  Sept.   3,   1771.  Lib.  K,   p.  411. 

1773,  March  26.  Dubois,  Matthew,  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Oldest 
son,  Luis  Dubois,  all  the  land  below  the  fence.  Son,  Cornelus,  the 
rest  of  the  land.  Wife,  Jacomintie,  %  the  profits  of  the  land.  Daugh- 
ter, Sarah  Dubois,  £20,  when  21.  Daughter,  Anna  Dubois,  £20,  when 
21.  Daughter,  Rachel  Dubois,  £20.  Son,  Benjamin,  £20,  when  21. 
Executors — wife,  Jacomintea,  and  my  brother,  Peter  Dubois.  Wit- 
nesses— Cornelius  Dubois,  Samuel  Dubois,  Jacob  Tagart.  Proved 
April  22,   1773. 

1773,  April  22.  Inventory,  £22.17.0,  made  by  Robert  Mead  and 
Joseph  Nealy.  Lib.   16,   p.   182. 

1776,  May  25.  Duell,  John,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John   Kille,    Fellowbondsman — Joseph   Shinn;    both   of  N.   J. 

1776,  May  31.  Inventory,  £577.6.2,  made  by  Samuel  Lippincott  and 
Abel  Silver. 

1784,  March  16.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Mill  and  plantation  was  sold 
for  £600.  Lib.  16,  p.  500;  Lib.  26,  p.  114. 

1774,  July  11.  Duer,  Joseph,  of  Bordentown,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  the  goods  she  brought,  and  the  interest  of  £250,  during  her 
life;  and  I  appoint  my  friends,  Thomas  Watson,  Esq.,  and  John  Taylor, 
merchant,  both  of  Bordentown,  as  Trustees  for  my  wife.  Son,  Joseph 
Duer,  my  apparel.  Son,  Joseph,  and  my  daughters,  Deborah,  Sarah 
and  Rachel  (my  other  3  daughters  having  received  their  part),  all 
the  rest  of  estate.  Real  to  be  sold.  Executors — my  wife,  and  daugh- 
ter, Deborah  Duer,  Thomas  Watson,  Esq.,  and  John  Taylor,  merchant. 
Witnesses — Stacy  Fenton,  Timothy  Bunting,  Edward  Wheatcraft,  Jr. 
Proved  Sept.  20,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  16.  Inventory,  £347.6.4,  made  by  Isaac  Cowgill  and 
Joseph  Talman,  Sr.  Lib.  19,  p.  84. 


152  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1763,  April  19.  Duffle,  Patrick,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck  Township, 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margret,  my  best  bed.  The  rest  of  my 
estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my  children;  only  £5  are 
to  be  spent  on  my  son,  Abraham,  for  schooling.  Executors — Henry 
Jeans  and  Cornelius  Boon.  Witnesses — Edward  Roberts,  John  Castel- 
son,  Andrew  Bartlson.      Proved  Aug-.   10,   1775. 

1775,  April  26.  Inventory,  £203.1.9,  made  by  George  Peterson  and 
John  Beetle.  Lib.  17,  p.  283. 

1775,  March  30.  Daffill,  Peter,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Margret  Dufflll,  £5  and  all  the 
goods  she  brought  at  our  marriage.  Son,  William,  £5.  Grandson, 
Peter  Walter,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  with  the  house  and  lot  joining 
to  George  Pearson,  in  all  about  170  acres.  Grandsons,  Peter  Walter 
and  Peter  DufRll,  son  of  William  Dufflll,  personal  estate.  Executor — 
friend,  John  Holme.  W^itnesses — John  Plummer,  Rebekah  Wallace, 
Thomas  Thompson.     Proved  Jan.  30,  1779. 

1777,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £210.17.6,  made  by  Jacob  Prease  and 
William   Dickeson.  Lib.    21,   p.    21. 

1776,  Sept.  18.  Dumont,  Dlrck,  of  the  North  Branch  of  Rariton, 
Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  wife  all  my  real  and  personal  estate, 
till  my  youngest  child  come  to  age;  but,  if  she  marry,  then  my  eldest 
child,  John,  is  to  have  V2  of  my  homestead,  and  he  is  to  have  that 
part  where  I  live,  and  the  line  is  to  run  from  Abraham  Dumont's 
line  to  Jacob  Ten  Eyk's  line;  and  John  is  to  have  V2  the  woodlot,  the 
line  to  run  from  John  Bakeman's  line  to  Jacob  or  Peter  Ten  Eyk's 
line.  Son,  Phillip,  the  other  i/^.  Daughters,  Jane  Dumont,  Febe 
Dumont,  Margret  Dumont  and  Sarah  Dumont,  £100  to  each.  If  my 
wife  remains  my  widow,  then  she  is  to  be  supported.  Executors — 
brother,  Abraham  Dumont,  and  my  sons,  John  and  Philip.  Witnesses 
— William  Lane,  James  Duyckinck,  Jacob  Ten  Eyk.  Proved  June  29, 
1779. 

1779,  June   29.     Renunciation   by  Abraham  Dumont,   Jr. 
1779,  March  8.     Inventory,   £1,473.14.4,  made  by  Jacob  Ten  Eyk  and 
William  Lane.  Lib.  21,  p.  188. 

1776,  July  8.  Dumont,  John  Baptist,  of  Somerset  Co. ;  will  of.  Wife, 
Aultie,  all  that  was  agreed  to  between  me  and  her  before  marriage. 
The  debts  due  to  me  from  my  brother,  Peter  Dumont,  and  Peter 
Dumont,  son  of  Hendrick,  and  my  sister,  Jean  Vroam,  the  widow  of 
Peter  Vroam,  deceased,  all  to  be  acquitted.  In  case  my  sister,  Jean, 
takes  into  her  care  my  cousin,  Ryneer  Dumont,  he  being  a  son  of 
my  brother,  Ryneer,  deceased,  and  supports  him  till  he  is  14,  then 
she  shall  have  £130.  Son,  Peter,  rest  of  personal  and  real  estate; 
and,  if  he  should  die,  then  to  my  cousin,  John  Baptist  Dumont,  son 
of  my  brother,  Peter  Dumont,  I  give  my  home  plantation,  and  the 
rest  to  the  children  of  my  brother,  Abraham  Dumont,  and  my  sister, 
Cathrine,  and  the  rest  of  my  brothers'  and  sisters'  children.  Execu- 
tors— son,  Peter,  my  brother,  Peter,  and  my  cousin,  Peter  Dumont, 
son  of  my  brother,  Hendrick,  deceased.  Witnesses — Teunes  Van  Mid- 
dleswart,  William  Van  Nortwick,  Elias  V.  Court.    Proved  Nov.  18,  1777. 

1777,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £3,319.1.0,  made  by  Gisbart  Bogart  and 
Abraham  Ten  Eick.  Lib.  19,  p.  318. 


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1779,  Oct.  IS.  Dunbar,  Mary,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
Gribble.     Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Lee;  both  of  Salem,  said  Co. 

Lib.   22,   p.    15. 

3  778,  Nov.  12.  Duncan,  Bdward  Vaughan,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Shaw.     Fellowbondsman — George  Ross;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.  522. 

1764,  May  1.  Dunham,  Cattrine,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  To  my  brother's  eldest  son,  Benjamin  Dunham,  £5.  Sister,  Han- 
nah Van  Nest,  i^  of  my  real  and  personal  estate,  and  the  other  V2  to 
her  heirs.  Executors — William  Smith,  Jr.,  at  New  York,  Hendrick 
Van  Nest,  in  Somerset  Co.,  and  Hannah  Van  Nest.  Witnesses — John 
Probasco,  Stoffal  Probasco,  John  Disbry,  Jr.     Proved  May  18,   1773. 

Lib.  K,  p.  551. 

1771,  April  30.  Dunham,  David,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Esther,  all  personal  estate  and  use  of  the  real.  Son,  Joseph, 
the  remainder  of  the  house  and  land  I  bought  of  Abraham  Meeker, 
lying-  on  the  west  side  of  Raway  River,  and  contains  30  acres.  Sons, 
John,  Joseph  and  David,  the  remainder  of  my  salt  meadow,  lying  in 
Raway  Meadows,  which  I  bought  of  Joseph  Ogden,  Benjamin  Williams 
and  Samuel  Williams,  of  12  acres.  Son,  David,  the  remainder  of  the 
homestead  where  I  live,  when  he  is  21.  Executors — wife,  Esther,  and 
my  son,  John.  Witnesses — John  Blanchard,  Richard  Stites,  John 
Dehart.     Proved  Sept.  1,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  459. 

1770,  March  29.  Dunham,  E:iijah,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Amboy, 
Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Whereas  I  have  granted  to  my  son-in-law, 
John  Rattoone,  Vs  of  my  real  and  personal  estate  (by  deed),  I  now 
confirm  the  same.  Wife,  Mary,  some  goods.  The  other  V2  of  my 
estate  to  be  divided  among  my  wife,  Mary,  and  my  grandchildren, 
Elijah  Dunham  Rattoone,  Thomas  Rattoone,  Mary  Rattoone,  John 
Rattoone,  William  Rattoone  and  Isabella  Rattoone.  Executors — wife, 
Mary,  and  John  Rattoone.  Witnesses — John  Dunham,  Mary  Dunham. 
Proved  April  7,   1779.  Lib.  21,  p.   60. 

1771,  Nov.  26.  Dunham,  E:iii«ha,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Abraham  Barkelew.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Bisset;  both  of  said 
Co. 

1771,  Oct.  30.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Dunham,  widow  of  Elisha 
Dunham,  in  favor  of  Abraham  Buckelew.     Witness — James  Hude. 

1771,  Dec.  2.  Inventory,  £9.13.11,  made  by  John  Collings  and  Jona- 
than Rolfe. 

1772,  Nov.  23.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  K,  p.  367. 

1772,  Sept.  3.  Dunham,  Esther,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  James  Dunham,  my  late  husband's  apparel.  Daughters, 
Sarah  Littell,  Abigal  Lose  and  Mary  Terrel,  the  rest  of  my  estate; 
but  Abigal  is  not  to  have  the  care  of  her  part,  but  my  Executors  are 
to  deal  it  out  to  her  as  they  see  fit.  Executors — sons,  John  Dunham 
and  Abraham  Terril.  Witnesses — John  Crane,  Melyn  Miller,  John 
Crane,  Jr.     Proved  March  2,   1773.  Lib.  K,  p.  542. 

1778,  June  25.  Dunham,  Joseph,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah 
IJunham.     Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Crane,  Jr.;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  16.  p.  51s. 


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1777,  March  26.  Dnnkin,  John,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — "William 
Mecum.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Thackeray  and  Uriah  Paul,  yeo- 
men; all  of  Penns  Neck,  said  Co. 

1777,  March  26.  Inventory,  £121.13.10,  made  by  Thomas  Thackeray 
and  Uriah  Paul.  Lib.  18,  p.  476. 

1777,  Feb.  6.  Dunlap,  Christopher,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Town- 
ship, Salem  Co.,  gent.;  will  of.  Father,  John  Dunlap,  Vz  rny  personal 
estate.  Brother,  Edward  Dunlap  ^4  of  personal  estate.  Brothers, 
Allen  Dunlap,  Joseph  Dunlap  and  Robert  Dunlap,  and  sisters,  Mary 
Dunlap,  Jane  Dunlap  and  Margery  Dunlap,  the  other  V4,-  Executors 
— brother,  Edward  Dunlap,  and  my  uncle,  Allen  Dunlap.  Witnesses — 
John  Dickeson,  Allen  Dunlap,  Jr.,  John  Holme.     Proved  May  27,  1777. 

1777,  April  23.  Inventory,  £741.11.4,  made  by  Daniel  Smith  and  John 
Dickeson.  Lib.   19.   p.   42. 

1773,  Sept.  17.  Dunlap,  James,  of  Pitts  Grove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Ann,  use  of  the  plantation  and  all  other  lands,  but,  if  she  marry, 
then  my  daughters,  Barshabe  Vanmetor  and  Mary  Craig  to  have  the 
whole  of  my  estate.  After  death  of  my  wife,  my  daughter,  Barshaba 
Vanmetor,  to  have  150  acres  off  the  plantation,  that  joins  David 
Dubois;  and  daughter,  Mary  Craig,  to  have  the  land  now  in  tenure 
of  Zebulon  Hart,  which  is  24  acres;  also  the  land  w^hich  was  late  the 
property  of  John  Rea,  and  bought  by  me  at  Sheriff's  sale,  of  102 
acres.  Executors — wife,  Ann,  and  my  son-in-law,  Benjamin  Van- 
meter.  Witnesses — David  Dubois,  John  Miller,  Elias  Craig.  Proved 
Oct.  4,  1773. 

1773,  Oct.  1.  Inventory,  £415.19.7,  made  by  Jacob  Davis  and  Richard 
Moore.  Lib.  16,  p.  288. 

1775,  June  26.  Dunlap,  Thomas,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Town- 
ship, Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Charity,  to  have  all  real  and  personal, 
in  order  to  bring  up  the  children,  and  my  sons,  James,  Thomas  and 
William,  to  be  put  to  trades  when  they  are  16.  Executor — wife. 
Charity.  Witnesses — William  Thomson,  Jr.,  John  Rea,  David  Jaggars. 
Proved  Sept.  2,   1775. 

1775,  July  29.  Inventory,  £124.16.9,  made  by  Samuel  Lippincott  and 
Joseph  Shinn.  Lib.   17,   p.   268. 

1776,  Dec.  15.  Dunn,  Francis,  of  Elizabeth,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
The  land  I  purchased  of  Zacariah  Pound  to  be  sold;  also  22  acres  I 
bought  of  my  father.  Wife,  Sarah,  the  use  of  the  rest  of  my  lands. 
My  son,  Francis,  to  have  my  land,  when  of  age.  To  each  of  my 
daughters,  £50.  Executors — my  brothers-in-law,  Thomas  Fitz  Ran- 
dolph and  Hugh  Dunn.  Witnesses — Joseph  Catterlin,  Nahun  Dunn, 
Runah  Tinglea.     Proved  June  11,  1777. 

1777,  June  5.  Inventory,  £422.13.0,  made  by  David  Smalley  and 
Micaiah  Dunn.  Lib.   18,   p.   551. 

1779,  Nov.  23.  Dunn,  Jeremiah,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.,  yeo- 
man. Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Dunn,  widow  of  Jeremiah.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Hugh  Dunn;  both  of  said  Co. 

1779.  Nov.  24.  Inventory,  £411.16.9,  made  by  Richard  Webster  and 
Isaac  Titsworth;  but  the  last  part  was  appraised  by  him  and  Jacob 
Titsworth,   son   of  said  Isaac.  Lib.   22,   p.   41. 


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1778,  July  12.  Dunn,  John,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.,  now  resi- 
dent in  Somerset,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Dunn,  all  that 
she  should  need  while  my  widow.  Sons,  Lewis,  Clauson,  Thomas  and 
Simeon,  to  furnish  a  good  support  for  my  mother,  Rebecca  Dunn. 
My  daughter,  Catharine,  £300.  My  said  4  sons  to  have  the  real  estate. 
A  child  that  is  yet  to  be  born  is  to  have  its  portion.  Executors — 
brother,  Jacob  Dunn,  and  my  friends,  Azariah  Dunham  and  Thomson 
Stelle.  Witnesses — Hugh  Dunn,  Jonathan  Dunn,  Joel  Dunn.  Proved 
Aug-  10,  1778.  Lib.  20,  p.  250;  Lib.  20,  p.  364. 

1779,  Aug.  24.  Dunn,  Micajah,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife  to  have  all  she  brought  into  the  house  after  we  were  mar- 
ried, as  well  as  some  other  goods.  Son,  Joel  Dunn,  plantation  where 
he  lives,  which  I  bought  of  James  Campbell.  Son,  David,  to  have  the 
west  part  of  my  home  place,  and  son,  Gershom,  to  have  the  east  part. 
My  said  3  sons  to  have  my  salt  meadow,  as  tenants  in  common. 
Brother,  Samuel,  my  new  great  coat.  My  daughter,  Jean,  £50.  To 
the  3  children  of  my  daughter,  Marcy,  £40  each.  Grandson,  Lewis 
Runyon,  £40,  and  my  granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Runyon,  £40.  Execu- 
tors— my  said  sons.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Manning,  Rebecca  X)unn, 
Elias  Van  Court.     Proved  Oct.   14,   1779. 

1779,  Oct.  13.  Inventory,  £1,670.8.5,  made  by  Elias  Van  Court  and 
Joseph  Campbell.  Lib.  21,  p.  324. 

1771,  May  6.  Durell,  Darby,  of  Chester,  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Joseph  Hackney.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Andreson;  both  of  said 
place.      Witness — Abraham  Heulings. 

1771,  April  25.  Inventory,  £63.18.2,  made  by  Andrew  Andreson  and 
Abraham  Heulings. 

1772,  March  26.     Account  by  Adm'r.       Lib.  14,  p.  419;  Lib.  15,  p.  109. 

[IVo  date.]  Durenbergrer,  Stephen,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.,  farmer; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  to  have  all  while  she  goes  by  my  name.  Oldest 
son,  Philip  Durenberger,  £8.  Sons,  Philip  and  Jury  Frederick  Duren- 
berger,  the  farm  where  Philip  lives.  Youngest  son,  Stephen,  horses. 
My  3  youngest  daughters,  Anna  Lizabeth,  Margaret  and  Mary,  as  they 
arrive  to  age,  an  outset  as  the  rest  of  the  daughters.  Executors — 
wife,  Mary,  and  John  Sayger.  Witnesses — John  Sayger,  Jacob  Hager, 
David  Fetter.     Proved  Jan.  23,  1776. 

1776,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £290.1.0,  made  by  Anna  Mary  Dirburger, 
widow,  and  John  Sager,  Executors,  and  Roelof  Roelofson  and  Chris- 
topher Kerns,   appraisers.  Lib.   M,   p.   15. 

1773,  Feb.  16.  Durie,  Jan,  of  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  John,  £5  as  his  birthright;  also  the  middle  %  part  of 
my  land,  bounded  south  by  Hendrick  Haring  and  Christian  De  Baan, 
east  by  Tline  Kil,  north  by  Cornelius  Van  Horn,  and  west  by  Schral- 
enburgh  road;  also  the  south  l^  of  that  lot  on  the  west  side  of  said 
road,  bought  by  me  of  Samuel  De  Marest.  Son,  David,  north  Va  of 
said  lot,  and  north  %  of  said  land.  Grandson,  John  Peter  Durie,  the 
south  %  of  said  land;  also  44  acres  which  I  bought  of  Jacobis  De 
Marest.  The  meadow  at  Teenneck,  I  give  to  said  sons,  and  grandson. 
Grandson,  John  Ramsen,  100  acres  in  Haverstraw  Precinct,  Orange 
Co.,  at  the  Pond.  Grandchildren,  Benjamin  Westervelt  and  Angenitje, 
wife  of  Jacobis  Is.  Bogert,  100  acres  near  Pascack;  also  a  small  lot 
near  Wearlmis.     Grandson,  Benjamin  Westervelt,  25  acres,  being  the 


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north  part  of  lands,  which  I  have  north  of  where  my  son-in-law,  John 
Banta,  now  lives.  Grandson,  John  Casparis  Westervelt,  100  acres, 
bounded  south  by  Peter  Zabriskie,  east  by  Pascack,  north  by  Daniel 
Haring  and  west  by  my  daughter,  Annaetje.  Grandchildren,  John 
Durie,  David  Durie,  John  Remsen,  John  P.  Durie,  Margaret  (wife  of 
John  Banta),  Annaetje  (wife  of  Peter  Demarest),  and  John  Casperis 
Westervelt,  £350.  Rest  of  lands  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Margaret,  £12 
yearly.  Executors — sons,  John  Durie  and  David  Durie,  and  my  sons- 
in-law,  John  Banta  and  Peter  De  Marest.  Witnesses — David  Jacobus 
Demarest,  Christian  De  Baan,  John  Haring. 

1773,  March  23.  Codocil.  Witnesses — David  Jacobus  Demarest, 
Hendrick  Haring,  John  Haring.     Proved  June  17,  1773.       Lib.  L,  p.  1. 

1770,  Feb.  16.  Dy,  John,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £30  worth  of  personal  estate,  and 
fire  wood,  provisions,  etc.,  from  my  plantation;  also  £10  yearly.  The 
rest  of  my  personal  and  real  estate  I  give  to  my  6  children,  and  one 
grandson,  namely,  John  Dy,  Thomas  Dy,  William  Dy,  Ezekiel  Dy  and 
Amos  Dy,  my  daughter.  Patience  Mount,  and  my  grandson,  Ezekiel 
Rogers.  Children  to  have  their  shares  when  of  age.  Executors — 
sons,  John  Dy,  Thomas  Dy  and  Amos  Dy.  Witnesses — Peter  Perrine, 
Isaac  Perrine,  Nathaniel  Fitz  Randolph.     Proved  Oct.   1,   1776. 

Lib.  18,  p.  40. 

1776,  March  4.  Dye,  David,  Sr.,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Hannah  Dye,  Daniel  Disbrow  and  Joseph  Disbrow.  Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Cox;  all  of  said  Co. 

1775,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £228.9.11,  made  by  John  Cox  and  Samuel 
Stout.  Lib.   16,   p.   493. 

1768,  July  8.  E^arl,  Silvester,  of  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.,  cord- 
wainer;  will  of.  Wife,  Megtell,  to  have  management  of  plantation 
where  I  live.  Eldest  son,  John,  land  I  bought  of  Joost  Van  Boskerk, 
at  Newbridg,  and  a  lot  I  bought  of  John  Ellen,  and  land  I  bought  of 
Jacobes  Van  Boskerk.  To  the  children  of  my  daughter,  Cristina,  viz., 
Meghtell,  Maria  and  Selvester,  £25.  Sons,  Joost  and  Edward,  each  a 
%  of  my  plantation.  Daughters,  Fytei  Earl,  Henne  Earl  and  Elizabet 
Earl,  £100  to  each,  and  as  good  outset  as  my  two  other  daughters 
had.  To  my  daughter  Christina's  children,  namely,  Megtell,  Marya 
and  Selvester,  the  land  lying  at  Kwaksack;  they  being  Megtell  Van- 
buere,  Marya  Vanbuere  and  Selvester  Vanbuere.  Daughter  Elsye 
Boskerk,  5  acres  of  woodland.  Executors — brother-in-law,  Johannes 
Demarest,  and  brother-in-law,  Albert  Zabriski,  and  my  friend,  David 
Banta.  Witnesses — Johannis  Bougart,  Derrick  Lozeyr,  Derrick  Banta. 
Proved  April  8,   1774.  Lib.  L,   p.   130. 

1775,  Aug.  31.  Barl^  Thomas,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Tanton  Earl,  my  plantation  in  New  Han- 
over Township,  which  I  bought  of  Daniel  Smith;  also  10  acres  joining 
the  above,  being  part  of  the  purchase  from  Japheth  Leeds;  also  a 
meadow  of  6  or  7  acres  in  Springfield,  which  I  bought  of  Daniel  Smith. 
Son,  Thomas  Earl,  that  plantation,  the  most  of  which  is  in  Springfield 
Township,  and  the  rest  in  Hanover,  consisting  of  several  purchases, 
the  first  of  Joseph  Scattergood,  the  second  of  Japheth  Leeds,  the  third 
of  Robert  Webb,  except  the  field  given  to  son  Tanton.  Son,  Thomas, 
all  my  part  of  the  sawmills,  and  my  part  of  the  cedar  swajnp.    Grand- 


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son,  Samuel  Earl,  £200,  when  21.  Grandson,  William  Earl,  £200,  when 
21.  Granddaug-hter,  Mary  Earl,  £200.  Granddaughter,  Marcy  Earl, 
daughter  of  Tanton  Earl,  6  silver  spoons.  I  have  been  informed  that 
I  am  heir-at-law  to  a  valuable  estate  in  New  England,  by  my  grand- 
father, William  Earl,  which  lies  about  15  miles  from  Rhoad  Island, 
which  I  advise  my  children,  Thomas  and  Tanton,  to  make  a  search 
into,  which  estate  I  give  to  them.  Executor — son,  Thomas.  Wit- 
nesses— Sarah  Vanhorn,  Mary  Crispin,  David  Glading.  Proved  Jan. 
3,   1778.  Lib.  19,  p.  423. 

1772,  March  11.  Gaston,  Richard,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Debts  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  John,  Stephen  and  Will- 
iam. Wife,  Eleanor,  the  use  of  moveable  estate,  except  what  I  give 
to  my  sons.  Sons,  John,  Stephen  and  William,  all  my  lands  and  live 
stock.  Daughter,  Dorcas,  £60.  Daughters,  Joanna,  Sarah  and  Eliza- 
beth, £10  each.  Granddaughter,  Mary,  daughter  of  my  son  Richard, 
deceased,  10  shillings.  Executors  —  friends,  Solomon  Munson  and 
Isaac  Pierson.  Witnesses — Ezekiel  Cheever,  Joseph  Lasey,  Sarah 
Woodruff.     Proved  April  27,  1772.  Lib.  K,  p.  464. 

1777,  Dec.  14.  Elaston,  Stephen,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Son,  Moses,  £10.  Son, 
Samuel,  £10.  Daughters,  when  of  age,  to  have  their  shares  of  the 
rest.  Executors — my  friends,  Abraham  Pierson  and  Isaac  Pierson, 
both  of  Morristown.  Witnesses — Joseph  Wood,  John  Brant,  David 
Leonard.     Proved  July  5,  1780.  Lib.  22,  p.  357. 

1776,  Feb.  27.  E^aston,  William,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £40.  Eldest  son,  John,  £35.  Son,  Israel,  £35. 
Daughter,  Charity,  £20.  To  the  child  yet  to  be  born,  £20.  Lands  to 
be  sold.  Executors — Abraham  Pearson  and  Stephen  Easton,  both  of 
Morristown.  Witnesses — John  Harpine,  Stephen  Hand,  Elias  Bruen. 
Proved  July   2,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.   49. 

1772,  June  13.  E^aton,  Isaac,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
minister;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecka,  and  my  4  children,  to  have  my 
books.  Eldest  son,  Joseph,  a  colt,  still  and  gun.  Eldest  daughter, 
Vria,  a  bed.  Daughter,  Parmelia,  a  bed.  Son,  David,  my  watch,  when 
21.  Lands  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Rebecka,  £200.  Son,  Joseph,  £150. 
Daughter,  Vria,  £150.  Daughter,  Parmelia,  £150.  Son,  David,  residue, 
when  21.  Executors — John  Stout  and  John  Hunt.  Witnesses — John 
Hart,   Samuel  Stout,  Jr.,   Daniel  Gano.     Proved  Aug.   20,   1772. 

1772,  Aug.  25.     Inventory,  made  by  John  Hart  and  Samuel  Stout,  Jr. 

1786,  Aug.   2.     Account  by  Executors. 

1789,  Oct.  20.     Account  by  John  Hunt. 

1789,  Oct.  26.     Account  by  John  Hunt,  one  of  the  Executors. 

Lib.    15,    p.   467. 

1775,  May  1.  E^aton,  Peter,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Benjamin 
Smith,  of  Manington.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Clement,  of  Elsen- 
borough,  yeoman,  and  Thomas  Smith,  of  Salem,  carpenter;  all  of 
said  Co.  Pile  No.  1606  Q. 

1778,  July  7.  Elayre,  John,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  My  2  sons,  Abraham  and  John,  all  my  lands, 
but  that  Abraham  have   the  house   where  I   live,   and  John   to   have 


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that  plantation  in  Willing-borough  Township,  now  in  tenure  of  Ben- 
jamin Nayler.  Wife,  Rebecca,  and  daughters,  Catherine,  Rebecca, 
Priscilla  and  Mary,  my  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  was 
provided  for  at  her  marriage.  Wife,  Rebecca,  to  have  the  profits  of 
the  real  estate,  while  my  children  are  under  age.  Executors — my 
brother-in-law,  John  Moore,  and  my  friend,  John  Haines  (son  of 
Carlisle).  AVitnesses  —  Joseph  Burr,  Thomas  Ellis,  Joseph  Read. 
Proved  Aug.   31,  1778. 

1778,  Aug-.  28.  Inventory,  £801.0.11,  made  by  William  Rogers  and 
Job  Moore. 

1783,  April  25.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  20,  p.  180;  Lib.  25,  p.  100. 

1776,  May  11.  E}dsai'r  William,  of  Woodbridg-e  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Clarkson  Edgar  and  Samuel  Force.  Fellowbonds- 
men — Thomas   Palmer   Force   and  Abraham   Laing-;    all   of   said   place. 

1776,  IMay  11.  Renunciation  by  Experience  Edgar,  widow  of  Will- 
lam  Edgar,  in  favor  of  her  son,  Clarkson  Edgar,  and  Samuel  Force. 

Lib.   M,   p.   31. 

1776,  March  16.  Edwards,  Amos,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x  —  Temperance  Edwards,  widow.  Fellowbondsman  —  Ambrose 
Whitacar,  yeoman;  both  of  said  place. 

1776,  March  16.  Inventory,  £148.3.2,  made  by  Joseph  Sheppard  and 
Ambrose  Whitacar. 

1776,  Oct.  12.     Account  by  Adm'x.         Lib.   16,  p.  490;  Lib.  18,  p.   599. 

1776,  March  16.  Ed-wards,  Amos,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Amos  Edwards,  of  said  Co.,  deceased,  said  child  being  under  14. 
Guardian — Elemuel  Edwards,  of  said  Co.,  uncle  of  said  child.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— John  Ellis,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Lib.  16,  p.  486. 

1775,  March  9.  Edwards,  Daniel,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Edwards.  Fellowbondsmen — Ephraim  Lloyd  and  Joseph  Tindall;  all 
of  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1775,  March  8.  Inventory,  £102.8.11,  made  by  Ephraim  Loyd  and 
Joseph  Tindall.  File  No.  1605  Q. 

1776,  Dee.  23.  Edwards,  Da-t'id,  of  Morris  River  Township,  Cum- 
berland Co.  Int.  Adm'r  —  Daniel  Garrison.  Fellowbondsman  — 
Ephraim   Buck;    both   of   said   Co.     Witness — Ruth   Elmer. 

Lib.    18,    p.    79. 

1778,  Feb.  7.  Edwards,  Da-Hd,  of  Deerfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — David  Garrison.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Garri- 
son; both  of  said  Co. 

1776,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £8.14.2,  made  by  Jonathan  Harris,  Zebulon 
Brooks  and  William  Nichols.  Lib.   16,  p.   518. 

1777,  Feb.  20.  Edwards,  Ephraim,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Son,  Daniel,  Vz  of  my  land,  to  be  taken  on  the  west  side,  joining 
lands  of  Jacob  Richison.  Daughter,  Jane  Hildreth,  the  land  on  the 
east  side,  which  joins  lands  of  James  Edwards,  deceased.  Daughter, 
Esther  Eldredge,  £60.  Executors — son,  Daniel,  and  my  daughter,  Jane 
Hildreth  Witnesses — Joshua  Hildreth,  Benjamin  Ingrum,  William 
Hildreth.     Proved  Nov.  28,  1777. 

1777.  Nov.  28.  Inventory,  £192.2.9,  made  by  Henry  Hand  and  Isaac 
Matthews.  Lib.  21,  p.  234. 


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1775,  Jan.  12.  Edwards,  Moses,  of  Burling-ton  Co.  Int.  Admr — 
Andrew  Cole. 

1775,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £161.0.%,  made  by  Habakkuk  Eayre  and 
John  Haines.     Witness — Joseph  Read,  Surrogate.  Pile  No.   10117  C. 

1771,  Sept.  13.  Ggaii,  ,Tohn,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.,  school- 
master. Int.  Adm'r — Lewis  Mulford.  Fellowbondsman — John  Wood- 
ruff; both  of  said  place,  yeomen. 

1771,  Sept.  7.  Inventory,  £9.5.11,  made  by  Ephraim  Mills  and  John 
Woodruff.  Lib.  14,  p.  417. 

1776,  May  22.  Eg:ling:ton,  John,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  house  carpenter;  will  of.  To  Asa  Lord,  son  of  Isaac  Lord,  10 
acres  of  land,  joining-  George  Comron  and  William  Eldridge,  to  extend 
from  the  King's  Road  to  George  Cozen's  land;  also  2  acres  of  young 
orchard,  joining-  Cohawkin  Road  and  Gabriel  D'Veber,  Jr.,  when  21. 
To  Edward  Eglington,  son  of  Timothy,  10  acres  on  the  north  side  of 
the  King's  road,  joining  David  Bro-wn;  also  2  acres  of  young  orchard, 
when  21.  To  John  Lord,  son  of  Isaac,  the  house  where  I  live,  and 
the  rest  of  the  land  on  the  north  side  of  the  road,  and  rest  of  lands 
on  south  side,  except  10  square  rods  of  land  for  a  burying  ground, 
■where  the  family  has  heretofore  used.  To  Joseph  Eglington,  son  of 
Ebenezer,  2I/2  acres  of  land,  joining  Restore  Lippincott  and  Daniel 
Packer,  when  21.  To  Gabriel  D'Veber,  Jr.,  V2  acre  on  the  Salem  road. 
To  Susanna  Lord,  daughter  of  James  Lord,  £5.  To  John  Eglington, 
son  of  Timothy,  5  shillings,  as  his  right  as  heir-at-law  to  my  lands. 
To  Daniel  Packer,  all  the  profits  of  my  lands  given  to  Asa  Lord, 
Edward  Eglington  and  John  Lord,  till  they  are  of  age.  Executor — 
said  Daniel  Packer.  Witnesses — William  Outman,  Susanna  Outman, 
Joshua  Paul.     Proved  June  17,  1776.  Lib.   17,  p.  313. 

1775,  Aug.  14.  Elcke,  Jacob,  of  Lebanon  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  to  have  the  use  of  real  and  personal  while  my  widow. 
Oldest  son,  Peter,  £5.  Children,  Peter,  William,  Jacob,  Anne,  Julian 
and  Mary  Eicke,  all  real  and  personal,  after  wife's  death.  Executors 
— wife,  Magdalen,  and  son,  Jacob.  Witnesses — Henry  Traphagen,  Pat- 
rick  Brown,    David   Traphagen.      Proved   Nov.    3,    1775. 

1775,  Oct.  18.  Inventory,  £462.15.0,  made  by  Henry  Traphagen  and 
Sidney  Berry.  Lib.  16,  p.  458. 

1774,  May  18.  Eldredge,  Ezekiel,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  Vs  the  moveable  estate.  Son,  Ezekiel,  V2  the  lands  where 
I  live,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  Nathan,  when  he  is  22,  £25.  Ezekiel 
Is  to  support  my  son,  Ezra,  during  his  life.  Son,  Jonathan,  to  have 
the  other  V2  of  my  lands,  but  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  Nathan,  £25,  and 
Jonathan  is  to  pay  for  V2  the  support  of  Ezra.  Son,  Hosea,  £20. 
Cousin,  Elisha  Eldredge,  son  of  my  brother,  Elisha  Eldredge,  deceased, 
£30,  when  he  is  22.  Children,  Nathan  Eldredge,  Silas  Eldredge,  Hosea 
Eldredge,  Priscilla  Eldredge,  Mary  Eldredge  and  Rachel  Eldredge, 
the  rest  of  my  estate..  Executors — sons,  Ezekiel  and  Jonathan,  and 
my  friend,  Jeremiah  Eldredge.  Witnesses  —  Ellis  Hughes,  Levi 
Eldredge,  William  Schillinger,  Jeremiah  Eldredge.  Proved  Sept.  4, 
1779. 

1780,  Jan.  5.  Inventory,  £5,416.5.10,  made  by  Levi  Eldredge  and 
Matthew  Whilldin.  Lib.   21,   p.   257. 


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1776,  March  9.  Kldredgre,  Georiana,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Eli  Eldredg-e.  Fellowbondsman — Phillip  Cresse;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Lewis  Cresse  and  Benjamin  Taylor.  Lib.   38,   p.   79. 

1776,  Jan.  16.  Elldridge,  Ann,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abraham  Eldridge.  Fellowbondsman — John  Cub- 
berley;    both   of  said   place.      Witness — Micajah   How,    Surrogate. 

1779,  Account  by  Adm'r.  Inventory,  £393.5.51/2-  Paid  out,  £308.1.0. 
Balance,  £85.4.5.  Lib.  16,  p.  496;  Lib.  21,  p.  345. 

1775,  April  21.  E^ldridge,  Daniel  and  Noah,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  Jonathan  Eldridge,  of  said  Co.  They  make  choice 
of  Joseph  Burr,  Jr.,  as  their  Guardian. 

1775,  April  21.  Guardian — Joseph  Burr,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Shinn;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  15,   p.  534. 

1777,  June  26.  Kldridge,  Esther,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Widow  of  James  Eldridge,  and  being  advanced 
in  age.  Son,  Abraham  Eldridge,  5  shillings,  and  to  his  children,  20 
shillings  each.  Son,  James  Eldridge,  £10,  and  to  his  children,  £15. 
Son,  William  Eldridge,  £50.  Son,  Isaac  Eldridge,  £50.  Son,  Levi's 
children,  £50,  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Abigail  Matlack,  bed,  etc.,  and, 
when  she  is  done  with  the  bed,  to  be  the  property  of  her  daughter, 
Esther;  and,  when  she  is  done  with  the  case  of  drawers,  it  is  to  be 
the  property  of  her  daughter,  Rebeckah.  To  my  daughter  Abigail 
Matlack's  children,  £5  each.  Granddaughter,  Mary,  the  daughter  of 
my  said  son  Levi,  my  cupboard,  when  18.  Granddaughter,  Abigail 
Matlack,  6  silver  teaspoons.  Sons,  William  Eldridge  and  Isaac 
Eldridge,  a  lot  of  land  in  Mount  Holly,  and  the  residue.  Executors — 
son,  William  Eldridge,  and  my  kinsman,  Abner  Rogers.  Witnesses — 
John  Cox,  Benjamin  Bispham,  Esaias  Hunt.     Proved  Feb.  18,   1778. 

1778,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  £515.9.3,  made  by  Joshua  Lippincott  and 
Micajah  Wills. 

1778,  Feb.  18.  Renunciation  by  Abner  Rogers.  Witness — Franklin 
Davenport.  Lib.   19,   p.   497. 

1775,  April  19.  Eldridge,  John,  of  Springfield,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Abigail  Eldridge. 

1775,   April    18.      Inventory,    £61.5.4,    made   by   Joseph   Burr,    Jr.,  and 

Samuel  Shinn.  Lib.  15,  p.  532. 

1773,  April  14.  Eldridge,  Levi,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Enoch  Eldridge,  this  house  where  I  now  live,  with 
one  acre  of  land.  The  rest  of  lands  and  moveable  estate  to  be  sold, 
and  money  divided  among  my  children,  Enoch  Eldridge,  Mary,  Thomas 
and  James  Eldridge,  when  they  are  of  age.  Executors — brother,  Isaac 
Eldridge,  of  Haddonfleld,  and  Abraham  Allen,  of  Evesham  Township. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Gosling,  Joseph  Pinyard,  James  Franklin,  Leban 
Langstaff.     Proved  April  29,  1773. 

1773,  April  24.  Inventory,  £92.4.0,  made  by  Laban  Langstaff  and 
Simeon  Zane. 

1775,   Sept.   14.     Account  by  both  Executors.     Land   sold  for  £421. 

Lib.    15,   p.    541;   Lib.    16,   p.   58. 

1775,  April  19.  Eldridge,  Mary  and  Jonathan,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Wards.     Petition   of  Abigail   Eldridge,    widow   of  Jonathan   Eldridge, 


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of  said  Co.,  praying  for  Joseph  Burr,  Jr.,  to  be  made  Guardian  of  said 
children,  till  they  are  14. 

1775,  April  19.  Guardian — Joseph  Burr,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Shinn;  both  of  said  Co.  The  said  Mary  and  Jonathan  are 
children  of  the  said  Jonathan  and  Abigail  Eldrldge.         Lib.  15,  p.  534. 

1774,  Dec.  20.  E^Idrld^e,  Obediah,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.  Int.  Adm'r  —  Abraham  Eldridge.  Fellowbondsmen  — 
Joseph  Chambers  and  John  Cubberly;  all  of  said  place. 

1774,  Dec.  21.  Inventory,  £1,218.12.2,  made  by  Abraham  Skirm  and 
John  Cubberley. 

1776,  Jan.  17.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Paid  wages  due  Abraham 
Eldridge;  wages  due  Amey  Eldridge.  Balance  due  to  the  estate  of 
Jonathan  Eldridge  settled  with  his  Executor.  Legacy  to  Uriah 
Adams.     Paid  Anne  Eldridge  her  %.       Lib.  15,  p.  501;  Lib.  16,  p.  485. 

1778,  Sept.  1.  E^Igrorden,  Philip,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Christen  Elgorden,  £50.  Sons,  John  and  Peter 
Elgorden,  the  land  where  I  live,  when  Peter  is  21.  My  wife's  daugh- 
ter, Hannah  Hoak,  the  wife  of  Christeyon  Hoak,  £10.  My  wife's 
daughter,  Charlotte  Fisher,  £10.  My  daughter,  Elizabeth,  £40.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary  Elgorden,  £60,  when  18.  Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Waters,  Jacob  Johnson,  John  Stout.     Proved  March  6,   1779. 

1779,  March  3.  Inventory,  £876.11.0,  made  by  Andrew  Blarder  and 
John  Stout.  Lib.  21,  p.  68. 

1764,  April  16.  Ellis,  Simeon,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  Isaac  Ellis,  plantation  where  I  formerly  lived,  now  in 
his  possession,  except  what  I  give  to  my  son  John.  Son,  John,  house 
and  lot  on  Salem  road,  being  part  of  said  plantation,  bounded  by  my 
son,  Benjamin,  and  my  brother,  Thomas.  Son,  Benjamin,  5  shillings, 
as  he  has  been  provided  for.  Son,  William,  5  shillings,  as  he  has  been 
provided  for.  Son,  Simeon,  £100,  which  son  Isaac  is  to  pay  him, 
when  Simeon  is  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Dwire,  £30.  Executors — friends, 
John  Cox  and  Samuel  Clement,  Jr.  Witnesses — Samuel  Murrel,  Nathan 
Albertson,  Abraham  Albertson.     Proved  July  27,  1773. 

1772,  Nov.  6.     Inventory,  made  by  Kendal  Coles  and  Enoch  Roberts. 

Lib.   16,  p.  144. 

1775,  Nov.  20.  Ellison,  Daniel,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Being  ancient.  Daughters,  Rachel  Ellison,  Hannah  Ketchem,  Ruth 
Stout  and  Elizabeth  Worth,  the  farm  where  I  live.  Grandson,  Daniel 
Ellison,  son  of  Rachel  Ellison,  £20.  My  daughter,  Elizabeth  Worth, 
is  deceased,  so  I  give  her  share  to  my  grandson,  Daniel  Ellison 
Worth.  Moveable  estate  to  Daniel  Ellison  Worth,  John  Worth, 
Jemima  Worth,  Ruth  Worth.  Executors — sons-in-law,  Thomas  Elli- 
son and  John  Stout.  Witnesses — Peter  Forman,  Benjamin  Coven- 
hoven,   Robert  Francis.     Proved   May  24,   1776.  Lib.  L,   p.   416. 

1777,  Oct.  11.  Ellison,  Seth,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Anderson.  Fellowbondsman — William  Tandran;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Robert  Burchan,  Surrogate.  Lib.   18,   p.   610. 

1775,  June  24.  Elmer,  Daniel,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  Va  my  moveable  estate,  and  her  dowry  in 
the  homestead.     Son,  Daniel,   \^   of  the  place  where  I  live,  and   i/^   of 

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my  land  up  in  the  woods,  lying  between  Benjamin  Thompson  and 
Timothy  Elmer's;  also  V2  of  my  salt  marsh  on  Jones  Island,  and  % 
of  my  cedar  swamp  in  Buckshoton,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  John,  the 
rest  of  the  lands  as  described,  when  he  is  21.  The  land  and  marsh 
at  Fortiscue's  Island  to  be  sold.  Another  child  is  now  expected,  and 
it  is  provided  for.  Daughters,  Mary  Elmer,  Abigail  Elmer  and  Eliza- 
beth Elmer,  the  rest  of  the  moveable  estate,  when  they  are  18.  I  give 
£10  towards  the  building  of  a  meeting-house  for  the  use  of  the  Pres- 
byterians in  Fairfield.  Executors — my  wife,  and  my  friend,  Jonathan 
Elmer.  Witnesses  —  Abial  Shaw,  David  Peirson,  Timothy  Elmer. 
Proved  Sept.  28,  1775. 

1775,  July  25.  Inventory,  £472.3.4,  made  by  Ephraim  Harris  and 
Joseph  Westcott.  Lib.  16,  p.  419. 

1772,  Oct.  15.  Elmer,  Samuel,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Daniel  Elmer,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian — Silas  New- 
comb,  of  said  place.     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Elmer,  of  Hopewell. 

Lib.   14,  p.  505. 

1779,  Dec.  27.  Elmer,  Timothy,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  Esquire;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of  my  moveable  estate.  Son, 
Timothy  Elmer,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  and  the  salt  marsh  on 
Jones  Island.  Son,  Oliver,  my  land  at  Fortiscue  Island,  in  Downs 
Township,  and  my  land  at  Piney  Neck  on  south  side  of  Buckshooton, 
when  21.  Son,  Oliver,  and  my  daughter,  Jane  Elmer,  %  of  my  move- 
able estate,  when  of  age.  Mentions  "Children  of  my  sister,  Abigail, 
which  she  had  by  her  former  husband,  James  Ray,  deceased."  Execu-  j 
tors — my  wife,  and  my  friend,  Jonathan  Elmer.  Witnesses — Elnathan  | 
Whitacar,  Violetta  Elmer,  Josiah  Ray.     Proved  Oct.   5,   1780.  | 

1780,  July  17.  Inventory,  £261.18.9,  made  by  Ephraim  Harris  and  j 
John  Mulford.  Lib.  22,  p.  149,    | 

1778,  Aag.  22.     Elston,  John,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  | 

Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.     Nephew,  Ezra  Force,  son  of  my  ? 

eldest  sister,  Agnes  Force,  £100,  when  he  is  21.     Nephew,  James  Wil-  I 

son,   son  of  my  2nd  sister,  Anna  Wilson,   £100,  when  he  is  21.     Wife,  I, 

Sarah,  all  the  rest.     If  Ezra  should  die,  his  share  to  be  given  to  his  't 

Bisters,    and,    if  James   die,   his   share   shall   be   given   to   his   mother.  ;. 

Executors — friends,  Henry  Freeman  and  Robert  Clarkson.     Witnesses  i| 

— Joseph   Shotwell,   George   Herriot,   Ephraim  Herriot.     Proved   Sept.  I; 

23,   1779.                                                                                                      Lib.  21,  p.  328.  'l 

1773,  Oct.  28.  Elston,  Peter,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  j] 
Wife,  Susannah,  all  my  estate.  Executrix — wife,  Suhannah,  and  my  { 
friends,  Daniel  Skinner  and  David  Edgar.  Witnesses — Carlile  Brown,  { 
Thomas  Palmer  Force.     Proved  June  10,  1774.                      Lib.  L,  p.   153.  i 

1777,  Aug.  8.  Elstun,  Eli,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  William  A 
Elston,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  Isaac  Clark  ^ 
as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Isaac  Clark.  Fellowbondsman — John  j  | 
Darby;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  16,  p.  527. 

1776,  Feb.  6.     Elstun,  William,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
carpenter;  will  of.     Son,  William,  40  acres  of  land,  to  be  taken  off  of 
the   plantation  where   I   live,   next   to   the   road   that   leads   along  by  ' 
James  Bunnel,  and  it  will  take  in  the  house  and  orchard;   and  it  is  li 


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my  will  that  my  daughter,  Anna  Elstun,  shall  have  the  use  of  the 
room  she  now  lives  in,  during-  the  time  of  her  sickness.  The  rest 
of  the  place  I  give  to  my  son,  Ralph.  Son,  Eli,  all  the  land  lying-  to 
the  southeast  of  the  said  road,  which  land  I  boug-ht  of  Daniel  Owen 
and  the  Executors  of  John  Meeker,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughter, 
Lydia  Elstun,  £20,  when  she  is  18.  Daughters,  Rachel  Elstun,  Anna 
Elstun,  Elizabeth  Elstun  and  Rhoda  Elstun,  my  moveable  estate. 
Executors — friends,  Hugh  Webster  and  Taylor  Webster,  both  of  the 
said  Borough.  Witnesses — Jacob  Shotwell,  Abraham  Coles,  William 
Coles.     Proved  Aug.  24,  1778. 

1776,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £160.4.7%,  made  by  Joseph  Coles  and 
William  Coles.  Lib.  20,  p.  118. 

1776,  June  8.  Elton,  Revel,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Butterworth,  tanner.  Fellowbondsman — John  Clark, 
wheelwright;  both  of  Mount  Holly,  said  Co.  Lib.  16,  p.  496. 

1777,  Aug.  16.  Elton,  William,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  house  and  lot  which  I  purchased  of  Peter  Pearn, 
where  I  dwell.  Son,  John  Elton,  land  which  I  bought  of  William 
Borradill,  with  the  cooper's  shop,  when  he  is  21;  but  he  is  to  pay 
to  my  son,  Anthony,  £35.  I  have  given  to  my  daughter,  Bathsheba 
Clark,  £30.  To  my  daughters,  Hannah  Elton,  Elizabeth  Elton,  Mary 
Elton  and  Susanah  Elton,  £30,  when  they  are  18.  Executrix — wife, 
Hannah.  Witnesses — John  Hoskins,  Daniel  Smith,  Robert  Smith,  Jr. 
Proved  Dec.   1,  1780.  Lib.   22,  p.  174. 

1772,  May  1.  Blwell,  Samuel,  of  Pitts  Grove  Township,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Susanna  Elwell,  all  real  and  personal  estate, 
both  in  Salem  and  Cumberland  Counties.  The  mill  in  Cumberland 
County  may  be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Executrix — wife,  Susanna.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Nelson,  Jacob  Elwell,  Keziah  Nelson.  Proved  Aug.  3, 
1772. 

1772,  May  14.  Inventory,  £101.7.11,  made  by  Henry  Paullin  and  John 
Dickeson.  Lib.   14,   p.   490. 

1776,  May  20.  Elwell,  Samuel,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Elwell.  Fellowbondsmen — Robert  Kitts  and  John  Elwell;  all  of  said 
Co. 

1776,  April  29.  Inventory,  £103.1.3,  made  by  Henry  Jeanes  and 
Robert  Kitts.  Lib.  16,  p.  500. 

1770,  Jan.  25.  Ely,  John,  Jr.,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Campbell.     Fellowbondsman — John  Perine;  both  of  said  place. 

1779,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £622.7.10,  made  by  Benjamin  Ward  and 
Samuel    Minor.  Lib.    22,    p.    33. 

1780,  June  6.  Ely,  Stephen,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— George  Ely.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Tucker;  both  of  said  place. 
Witness — Mary  Chambers. 

1780,  July  5.     Inventory,  made  by  William  Plasket  and  Isaac  Yard. 
1787,  Feb.  6.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  23,  p.  214. 

1770,  May  18.  Embley,  John,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  farmer; 
will  of.  My  brother,  George  Embley,  and  his  wife,  Rachel,  my  land 
for   5   years,    and,    after   that   time,    I   give   the   land    I   live   on   to    my 


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brother,  Luke  Embley,  and  the  other  tract  to  George  Embley,  and, 
if  Georg-e  and  Luke  leave  no  heirs,  then  to  Andrew  Stanley's  son, 
Sinnick.  Executors — brother,  George  Embley,  and  Thomas  Patterson. 
Witnesses — John  Dunlap,  Joseph  Scott,  Barbery  Scott.  Proved  May 
25,  1779. 

1779,  May  24.  Inventory,  £140.5.6,  made  by  William  Bilderback  and 
Isaac  Bilderback.  Lib.  21,  p.  144. 

1777,  April  4.  Bmpson,  Ebenezer,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck  Township, 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Charles,  all  my  lands,  and  he  is  to  pay  to 
my  daughter,  Deborah  Empson,  £100,  when  he  is  of  the  age  of  27. 
Wife,  Deborah,  moveable  estate.  Executors — friend,  Henry  Janes, 
and  my  wife,  Deborah.  Witnesses — William  Wright,  Jacob  Vannoble, 
William  Kalson.     Proved  May  5,  1777. 

1777,  April  19.  Inventory,  £297.3.9,  made  by  Abel  Harris  and  James 
Bond.  Lib.  19,  p.   108. 

1774,  AnK>  2.  Engrle,  Robert,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  Senior;  will  of.  Son,  Robert,  the  plantation  where  he  lives,  with 
the  grist  mill,  now  in  his  possession.  Son,  Joseph,  the  plantation 
where  he  lives.  Whereas,  I  expect  to  execute  deeds  of  all  my  real 
estate  to  my  3  sons,  except  a  part  of  the  plantation  and  house  where 
I  dwell,  of  about  30  acres,  which  I  will  keep  for  the  use  of  myself 
and  wife,  Rachel,  therefore  I  give  to  my  son,  Abraham,  the  rest  of 
the  land  where  I  live,  and,  after  the  death  of  my  wife,  I  give  him  the 
part  reserved.  Daughters,  Rachel,  wife  of  Abraham  Borton,  and 
Sarah,  wife  of  William  Hackney,  the  personal  estate.  Executors — 
wife,  Rachel,  and  my  son,  Robert.  My  son-in-law,  Abraham  Boarton, 
is  to  assist  them.  Witnesses — Solomon  Mason,  Thomas  Archer,  Abra- 
ham Borton.     Proved  Aug.  20,  1774. 

1774,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £171.10.5,  made  by  Solomon  Mason  and 
William  Rogers.  Lib.   16,   p.   447. 

[The  following  Codocil,  not  signed,  was  made,  but  crossed  out: 
Whereas  I  made  my  will,  and  now  I  have  a  cedar  swamp  of  4  acres, 
which  I  bought  of  Daniel  Lippincott,  22  of  Nov.,  1759,  which  is  situ- 
ated in  Gloucester  Co.  on  a  branch  of  Little  Egg  Harbor  River,  called 
Cripp's  Branch,  which  I  have  not  devised;  therefore  I  give  the  same 
to  my  sons,  Robert,  Joseph  and  Abraham.     Dated  this  3  of  Aug.,  1774.] 

1778,  March  10.  Fiiiglish,  David,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Grandson,  David  Combs,  "son  of  Joseph  and  Jane 
Combs,  Ellis  English,  all  my  lands,"  to  be  possessed  by  him,  and  \^ 
of  my  pew  in  the  N.  E.  corner  of  the  new  meeting-house  on  White 
Hill,  and  Bible,  apparel,  gun  and  a  negro  boy  named  Tom.  Grand- 
daughter, "Elizabeth  Hendricks,  daughter  to  Counrod  and  Mary  Hen- 
dricks, Ellis  English,"  my  other  moveables,  to  be  possessed  by  her 
when  21;  also  V2  of  my  pew;  but,  if  she  die,  then  £100  to  be  paid  out 
of  her  estate  to  her  half  brother,  David  English  Hendriclvs,  son  of 
Mercy  Nott,  and  the  rest  to  my  grandson,  David  Combs;  and,  if  David 
die  before  21,  then  I  give  his  share  to  my  granddaughter,  Elizabeth 
Hendricks.  Executors — Robert  McGalliard,  and  his  son-in-law,  John 
Covenhoven,  and  William  Covenhoven,  miller.  Witnesses — Andrew 
Smith,  Joseph  Combs,   Rebekah  Van  Skikek. 

1779,  May  7.  Codicil.  My  granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Hendricks,  is 
to  have  support  out  of  my  lands  till  she  is  24,  which  lands  I  left  to 
my   grandson,    David   Combs.      If   my   grandchildren   die    before   they 


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come  of  age,  then  my  lands  are  to  be  divided  between  David  English, 
son  of  David  English,  late  of  Elizabeth  Town,  deceased,  and  David 
English,  son  of  Jonathan  English,  deceased.  Witnesses  —  Joseph 
Combs,  Rebekah  Van  Skik,  Moses  Laird.     Proved  Aug.   19,   1779. 

1779,  Oct.  4.  Joseph  Combs  was  sworn  and  said  that  on  the  night 
David  English  signed  the  Codicil,  he  was  taken  with  a  fit,  and  was 
not  expected  to  live  till  morning,  and,  after  it  was  signed,  Mr.  Laird 
took  it  home  to  copy  it,  and,  after  a  few  days,  he  brought  it  to  the 
testator  to  sign,  and,  being  aslced  if  it  was  a  true  copy,  said  it  was, 
except  a  small  alteration  at  bottom,  and  that  between  the  signing 
the  1st  and  2nd  Codicil,  the  testator  told  this  deponent  he  had  left 
him  the  place  and  the  negro  boy. 

1779,  Sept.  30.  Witnesses  were  sworn  and  said  that  testator  was 
of  sound  mind.  Lib.   21,   p.  207. 

1772,  Oct.  13.  Gnglish,  James,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  turner; 
will  of.  Grandson,  David  English,  son  of  my  son,  David,  deceased, 
40  acres,  to  be  taken  off  the  north  end  of  a  lot  which  was  surveyed 
to  his  father,  by  John  Anderson  on  May  22,  1755.  To  James  Robinson 
English,  son  of  my  son,  David,  deceased,  the  other  60  acres  of  the 
same  lot,  and  also  6  acres  which  vi^as  leased  to  Chambers;  but,  if 
either  of  the  brothers  should  die,  then  his  part  to  be  divided  between 
the  other  brother  and  2  sisters,  Jean  and  Margaret  English.  Grand- 
son, Robert  English,  son  of  my  son,  Robert,  deceased,  the  100  acres 
which  was  surveyed  to  his  father;  but,  if  he  die,  then  to  my  grandson, 
James  English,  son  of  my  son,  James,  deceased.  Grandson,  James 
English,  son  of  my  son,  James,  deceased,  133  acres  of  land,  surveyed 
by  Keneth  Anderson  Aug.  22,  1772.  Grandson,  David  English,  son  of 
my  son,  Jonathan,  deceased,  the  east  lot  of  133  acres.  Grandsons, 
David  and  William  Laird,  sons  of  Moses  Laird  and  my  daughter,  Eliz- 
abeth Laird,  the  middle  lot  of  133  acres.  Granddaughter,  Margaret 
English,  daughter  of  my  son,  Jonathan,  deceased,  a  table;  and  to 
Margaret  Laird,  daughter  of  Moses  Laird,  a  trunk;  and  to  Margaret, 
daughter  of  James  English,  deceased,  a  bed.  Rest  of  estate  to  my 
granddaughters,  Margaret  and  Elizabeth,  daughters  of  Jonathan 
English,  deceased,  and  Margaret  and  Agnes,  daughters  of  James, 
deceased,  and  Margaret,  daughter  of  Moses  Laird.  Executors — 
brother,  David,  and  friends,  Joseph  Ker  and  Robert  McGaliiard.  Wit- 
nesses— Jean  Combs,  James  Craig,  Alexander  Clark.  Proved  Sept. 
3,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  364. 

1779,  Jan.  18.  Bnsllsh,  Margaret  and  Ann,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Wards. 
Daughters  of  James  English,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Wards  make 
choice  of  Moses  Laird,  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — Moses  Laird. 
Fellowbondsman — James  English;  both  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Wit- 
ness— Jane  Craig.  Lib.    22,   p.    58. 

1774,  Oct.  24.  E^nglish,  Robert,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co., 
turner;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £200.  To  my  son,  all  my  lands, 
and  he  is  to  pay  his  mother  £15  a  year;  except  that  part  of  land  that 
was  for  brother,  David;  but  if  he  die,  then  I  give  to  my  cousins, 
William  and  David  English,  all  that  part  of  the  plantation  that  was 
for  brother  David,  according  to  the  wish  in  the  will  of  my  father, 
and  they  are  to  pay  their  sister's  portion.  Cousin,  Robert  Parent. 
£200.  To  Allentown  Presbyterian  Church,  £10.  Rest  to  Samuel 
Parent,   William   English   and   David   English.      Executors — my    wife, 


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and  my  friends,  Peter  Imley,  tanner,  and  Robert  Parent.     Witnesses 
— James  Lawrie,  Joseph  Meirs,  Rag-ua  Hull.     Proved  March  17,   1777. 

1777,  March  8.  Inventory,  £264.3.6,  made  by  James  Jackson  and 
James  Lawrie.  Lib.  18,  p.  122. 

1772,  Jan.  31.  Bnloes,  Joseph,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret  Enloes,  my  whole  estate,  but,  if 
she  marry,  then  l^  to  be  put  to  interest,  and  the  interest  given  to 
her  yearly,  and,  after  her  death,  to  be  given  to  my  brother,  Peter 
Enloes.  Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  brother,  Peter  Enloes.  Wit- 
nesses— Henry  Jeanes,  Joseph  Melansee,  George  Trenchard,  Jr.  Proved 
July  29,  1772. 

1772,  July  23.  Inventory,  £375.17.9,  made  by  William  Mecum  and 
David  Edmiston.  Lib.  16,  p.  16. 

1772,  Sept.  29.  Enloeo,  Margaret,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Niece,  Margaret  Standly,  £50,  when  18.  Nephew, 
Henry  Congleton,  £20,  when  21.  To  Ann  Dunkin,  my  side  saddle. 
Sister,  Christianna  Standly,  my  apparel.  Brother,  Henry  Jeans,  the 
rest  of  estate.  Executor — brother,  Henry  Jeans.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Melanson,  Sarah  Peterson,  George  Trenchard,  Jr.  Proved  Oct.  17. 
1772. 

1772,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £479.2.8,  made  by  David  Edmiston  and 
William  Mecum.  Lib.  16,  p.  17. 

1771,  Jan.  4.  Ennis,  William,  of  New  Barbadoes  Neck,  Berg-en  Co., 
joyner;  will  of.  Wife,  Hana,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate,  while 
my  widow,  and  then  to  James  Ennis;  and  the  land  begins  at  Gara- 
brant  line,  and  runs  along-  the  Kings  road,  till  it  comes  to  the  line 
of  William  Ennis,  Jr.,  then  along  the  line  of  John  Richards,  and 
running  through  the  swamp;  and  the  said  James  is  to  find  his  father 
and  mother  what  they  want,  so  long  as  they  live.  Son,  William, 
one  chain  of  land,  joining  his  own,  all  along-  his  line.  Wife,  Hanah, 
moveable  estate,  and,  at  her  death,  to  my  2  daughters,  Mary  and 
Ann.  Witnesses — Henry  Van  Giesen,  John  Van  Gesen,  Reynier  V. 
Giese,  Esq.     Proved  Feb.  5.  1776. 

1776,  Feb.  14.  James  Ennis,  of  New  Barbadoes,  Bergen  Co.,  Is  ap- 
pointed Adm'r  with  the  will  annexed.  Fellowbondsman — Hassel 
Brouwer,  of  said  place.     Witness — Isaac  Brown.  Lib.  M,  p.  130. 

1772,  Angr>  12.  Bofl,  Jacob,  of  Somerest  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary, 
a  wench  and  use  of  my  lands  for  7  years,  and  she  is  to  bring  up 
my  4  small  children.  To  my  2  grandsons,  sons  of  my  son  John, 
that  is,  to  grandson,  Jacob,  £20,  and  grandson,  John  Eoff,  £20.  Son, 
Peter,  £5.  Son,  Garret,  £50.  Rest  to  my  children,  Abram,  Jacob. 
Cornelius,  Robert,  Garret,  Christian,  Mary  Magdalen  (otherwise  called 
Lentey),  Mary  and  Cathrine.  Executors — son,  Garret,  and  friends, 
Jacobus  Vanderver  and  Elias  Vanderver.  Witnesses — James  Boylan, 
Joseph  Sackett,  Jr.,  John  Rightmire,  Jr. 

1778,  May  7.  Codicil.  I  also  appoint  John  Brokaw  as  an  Executor. 
Witnesses — John  Teple,  Thomas  Castner,  Daniel  Castner.  Proved 
Sept.  9,   1780. 

1780,  Aug.  22.  Inventory,  £13,992.19.4,  made  by  Christopher  Van- 
deventer  and  William  McEowen.  Includes  a  certificate;  a  prize  bill 
for  damages.  £1,500;  a  certificate,  signed  by  Richard  McDonald, 
£670.6.0.  Lib.  M,  p.  91. 


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1779,  April  5.  Brlckson,  Thomas  and  Jannet,  of  Middlesex  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  Thomas  Erlckson,  of  said  Co.  Said  wards  make 
choice  of  their  father  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — Thomas  Erlck- 
son, of  said  Co.  Pellowbondsman — Moses  Laird,  of  Monmouth  Co. 
It  appears  that  "the  Wards  have  an  estate,  left  them  by  the  will  of 
a  relation,   which  the   Executors   unjustly   detain   from   them." 

Lib.    22,   p.    55. 

1776,  Jan.  11.  E:r8kine,  Robert;  will  of.  I,  Robert  Erskine,  son  of 
Rev'd  Ralph  Erskine,  author  of  the  Gospel  Sonnets,  &c.,  by  the 
Providence  of  God  at  present  in  America,  for  the  purpose  of  directing, 
conducting-  and  taking-  charge  of  several  Iron  Works,  and  other  lands, 
belonging  to  gentlemen  in  England,  who  stile  themselves  the  Pro- 
prietors of  the  New  York  and  New  Jersey  Iron  Works.  Had  I  got 
payment  from  my  debtors,  I  would  have  satisfied  my  creditors;  they 
in  general  gave  me  a  Letter  of  Licence  for  2  years,  on  my  giving 
up  all  my  bond,  note  and  book  debts,  they  not  requiring  my  house- 
hold goods,  and  the  whole  of  my  effects,  upon  oath,  as,  in  case  of 
bankruptcy;  none  of  them  thought  proper  to  renew  their  demands, 
during  the  space  of  7  or  8  years  afterwards,  and  their  demands  be- 
came outlawed.  They  looked  for  payment  to  a  person  abroad,  In 
whose  hands  the  greatest  part  of  their  and  my  effects  lay,  who  haa 
made  them  some  remittances.  Being  thus  deprived  of  my  patrimony, 
what  I  have  now  of  worldly  goods  has  been  obtained  by  my  labor 
as  a  surveyor  and  engineer,  since  my  quitting  the  mercantile  busi- 
ness. My  personal  debts  in  this  country  are  small.  The  business 
relating  to  the  Iron  Works  will  be  found  in  New  York.  Wife,  Eliza- 
beth, all  my  effects,  which  consist  of  household  goods,  negros,  and 
money  due  me  from  the  Iron  Works  for  my  salary  and  otherwise 
as  agent,  except  what  I  have  directed  her  to  apply,  part  of  the 
money  arising  from  the  agency  commissions,  mentioned  in  the 
schedule  annexed.  I  have  been  author  of  several  inventions,  and 
particularly  a  machine  called  the  Centrifugal  Engine,  and  the  con- 
sequent improvement  of  pump  work  in  the  Navy,  and  I  bequeath  ^ 
of  such  reward  to  the  creditors  of  Erskine  and  Swenton,  in  gratitude 
for  their  indulgence,  and  the  other  Vz  to  my  Executrix.  Executrix — 
wife,  Elizabeth.  Witnesses — Will  Pagan,  Robert  Mercer,  Robert 
Monteath. 

Philadelphia,  April  27,  1779.  Acknowledged  before  us,  Rob't 
Aitken,   witness,  John  Thomson,  Robert  Smith. 

Commissions  from  June,  1774,  to  Jan.  1776,  on  money  at  2^^,  sales 
from  31/2,  and  goods  purchased  at  5  p.  ct.,  amounts  to  about  £1,000 
curren'y,  please  God,  when  the  books  are  closed  for  last  year.  This 
shall  be  further  elucidated.  About  the  above  sum,  however,  is  due  to 
me  as  the  proprietors  have  thrown  the  whole  of  this  concern  upon 
me,  without  granting  any  credit  or  assistance  for  transacting  this 
business: 

To  Richard  Atkinson   £300.19.0. 

Rob.  Mure   47.   5.0. 

Wm.  Graham  Taylor 17.15.0. 

David  Mactland 100. 


Ringwood  May  28,  1778.     The  balance  due  me  the  1st  of  this  year 
was   £3,764.3.8,   and   is   now  about  £4,500.     Exclusive  of  cash   for   the 


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use  of  the  works,  there  is  deposited  at  Ringwood,  £10,040,  for  the 
payment  of  a  balance,  for  which  I  owe  on  account  of  the  proprietors, 
which  is  about  £3,764.2.91/4.  My  own  property  of  every  kind  I  give 
to  my  wife,  Elizabeth. 

Ringwood  April  5,  1779.  My  wife  is  to  remit  to  Philip  Taylor,  for- 
merly packer  in  Leadenhall  Street,   £200,  with  whom  I  once  lodged. 

Will  proved  at  Gloucester,  Nov.  21,  1780.  Elizabeth  Erskine,  Ex- 
ecutrix, sworn  at  Bergen,  Dec.  6,  1780. 

A  copy,  through  the  Mercy  of  God,  wrote  this  28th  day  of  March 
1779,  by  me,  Rob't  Erskine.  Lib.  23,  p.  118. 

1778,  Oct.  29.  E^sdall,  Edward,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Mary  Esdall.     Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Bacon,  Jr.;  both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £730.19.9,  made  by  Thomas  Watson  and 
Samuel  Farnsworth.  Lib.  16,  p.  508. 

1772,  April  30.  Estell,  Daniel,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Hannah  Estell,  of  said  Co.,  and  John  Estell,  of  Burlington  Co.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Stacy  Potts,  of  Hunterdon  Co.     Witness — Mary  Boden. 

Lib.  14,  p.  425. 

177B,  Feb.  14.  Estell,  John,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Estell.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Mattocks;  both  of  Glou- 
cester Co. 

1775,  March  28.  Inventory,  £568.7.0,  made  by  Daniel  Stratton  and 
Lawrence  Webster.  Lib.  15,  p.  536. 

1777,  April  13.  Estill,  David,  of  Pequanack  Township,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  To  the  Baptist  Church  in  Morristown,  wherein  Runa  Runyan 
Is  the  minister,  and  Daniel  Wallin  and  John  Ball  are  deacons,  £50. 
If  either  of  my  children,  Mary  and  Eunice,  die  before  they  are  of 
full  age,  or  marry,  then  I  give  to  the  same  Church  £50  more,  and, 
if  they  both  die,  then  I  give  to  the  same  Church  £100  more.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary,  the  i/^  of  my  real  and  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Eunice, 
the  other  ^  of  my  estate.  If  no  heirs  should  appear  for  William 
Burnit's  estate,  then  my  daughter,  Mary,  shall  have  £20  out  of  it, 
and  the  rest  to  be  divided  between  my  2  daughters,  Mary  and  Eunice. 
If  both  of  my  daughters  should  happen  to  die,  then  my  estate  is  to 
be  divided  between  the  children  of  my  brothers,  John  and  Levi,  and 
my  sisters,  Elizabeth  and  Roda.  Executors — friend,  Runa  Runyon, 
Moses  Tuttle  and  Andrew  Miller.  Witnesses — Elkanah  Babbit,  John 
Parsel,  Rhoda  Salter.     Proved  April  1,  1778. 

1777,  April  21.  Inventory,  £730.3.%,  made  by  Elizear  Luse  and 
Gershom  Gard.  Lib.  23,  p.  34. 

1777,  May  3.  Estill,  John,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Jonathan  Estill,  of  Hanover  Township,  Burlington  Co. 

1777,  April  28.  Inventory,  £53.3.6,  made  by  Edward  Pancoast  and 
William  Hancock.  Lib.  18,  p.  475. 

1773,  April  17.  Estlack,  Restore,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Glou- 
cester Co.;  will  of.  Afflicted  with  smallpox.  Son,  Hezekiah  Estlack, 
my  house  and  50  acres,  which  was  formerly  Timothy  Eglinton,  Jr's, 
and  conveyed  to  me  by  my  father,  Francis  Eastlack;  and  he  is  to 
pay  to  my  daughter,  Mary,  £20,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  Francis,  those 
lots  of  land  which  I  purchased  of  Timothy  Eglinton,  the  elder,  and  of 


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John  Eglinton,  his  son,  joining  the  said  50  acres.  Son,  Thomas,  the 
Landing  Place,  on  Great  Mantua  Creek,  of  3  acres,  which  I  bought 
of  my  father,  Francis  Eastlack.  Son,  Thomas,  £10,  when  21.  Wife, 
Sarah,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  friend, 
James  Cooper.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Battle,  Martha  Driver,  Samuel 
Blackwood.     Proved   May   24,   1773. 

1773,   May  12.     Inventory,   made  by  John  Driver  and  John  Brown. 

Lib.  16,  p.  50. 

1770,  Angr.  12.  Gvans,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  mariner;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  %  of  my  moveable  estate.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Evans, 
Mary  Evans,  Hannah  Evans,  Elizabeth  Evans  and  Sarah  Evans,  the 
other  %.  My  2  youngest  sons,  John  and  David,  to  have  the  share 
of  any  of  the  daughters  who  die  without  heirs.  Son,  William,  my 
plantation,  and  the  tract  that  joins  to  Peter  Corson,  between  Willits 
thoroughfare  and  Tocehow  River.  Sons,  John  and  David,  £130.  Ex- 
ecutors— my  wife,  my  son,  William  Evans,  and  Rebecca  Evans  and 
Mary  Evans.  Witnesses — Joseph  Ludlam,  Azariah  Pain,  Ananias  Pain. 
Proved   Feb.   13,   1771. 

1771,  Jan.  31.  Inventory,  £157.17.11,  made  by  John  Townsend  and 
Joseph  Corson.  Sea  sloop,  called  the  Two  Brothers,  £127.  Insolvent 
debts,  due  In  North  Carolina,  £13.14.3.  Lib.  15,  p.  268. 

1777,  May  28.  Evans,  John,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Darkis  Ware.  Fellowbondsmen — Jacob  Hol- 
linshead,  watchmaker,  and  Henry  Lummis,  sadler;  all  of  said  place. 

1777,  May  27.  Inventory,  £86.19.2,  made  by  Malachi  Long  and 
Jacob  HoUinshead.  Lib.  18,  p.   604. 

1768,  Dec.  14.  Evens,  James,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  John,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  he  paying  to  my 
son,  Isaac  Evens,  £54,  when  21.  Sons,  Isaac,  Joseph  and  Richard,  30 
acres  of  that  tract  ■where  Aaron  Dannil  lives,  at  the  end  that  joins 
James  Cooper,  and  the  rest  of  said  tract  to  son,  Aaron,  he  paying 
£40  to  my  son,  Richard,  when  21.  Son,  Joseph,  £50,  when  21.  Wife, 
Sarah,  V2  of  the  rest,  if  she  takes  the  money  due  on  Jacob  Garrison's 
mortgage;  and  the  other  %  to  daughters,  Hannah  Sears,  Mary  Evens, 
Reuth  Evens  and  Ann  Evens.  Executrix — wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — 
William  Goodwin,  Richard  Moore,  Ellinor  Moore.     Proved  Jan,  1,  1773. 

1772,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £458.13.5,  made  by  John  Ware  and 
Nathaniel  Hancock.  Lib.  16,  p.  108. 

1773,  Auk.  21.  Evens,  Richard,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Richard  Yates,  of  New  York  City,  merchant.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Barnardus  Lagrange,  of  New  Brunswick  .  Witness — 
James  Hude.  Lib.  M,  p.  34. 

1772,  Nov.  10.  Eves,  John,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'ra 
— Jane  Eves  and  John  Eves.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Lippincott; 
all  of  said  place.     Witness — John  Reed. 

1772,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £83.6.101^,  made  by  Daniel  Lippincott  and 
Micajah  Wills.  Lib.  14,  p.  506. 

1767,  Nov.  2.  Ewinsr,  Thomas,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  gent;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  Vs  my  moveable  estate,  and  use 
of    the    house    I    live    in,    and    12    acres    of    land,    hereafter    given    to 


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my  son  Joel,  and  the  use  of  the  16-acre  lot,  lying-  back,  hereafter 
g-iven  to  my  son,  George,  to  bring-  up  my  children.  If  she  should 
die  before  they  come  of  age,  then  I  appoint  my  brother,  Maskell 
Ewing,  as  their  Guardian.  If  my  -widow  marry,  then  he  is  to  be 
Guardian  of  my  son,  Dixon.  Son,  Dixon,  8  acres  which  is  bounded 
by  Constant  Waithman,  and  by  land  formerly  claimed  by  James 
Dixon.  Son,  George,  16  acres,  which  are  back  of  the  house  lot;  also 
4  acres  of  the  house  lot.  Son,  Joel,  the  house  I  live  in  and  the  rest 
of  the  lot  (12  acres).  Daughters,  Rachel  Ewing-  and  Phebe  Ewing-, 
7  acres,  that  are  along-  the  road  that  leads  to  Bocan's  Neck,  between 
my  house  lot  and  a  lot  of  Landol  Bowings.  If  my  wife  should  have 
another  child,  it  must  have  its  share.  Executrix — wife,  Sarah.  "Wit- 
nesses— James  Ewing-,  Abigail  Ewing,  Sarah  Fithian.  Proved  June 
16.  1771. 

1771,  June  11.  Inventory,  £206.15.5,  made  by  Maskell  Ewing-  and 
Ephraim  Fithian. 

1773,  Feb.  25.     Account  by  Executrix.     Lib.  14,  p.  513;  Lib.  15,  p.  192. 

1779,  May  10.     Bwln^,  'William,  of  Cape  May  Co.;   will  of.     Wife, 

Sarah,  use  of  my  farm.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Jeremiah,  my  homestead. 
Sons,  William  and  James,  and  my  daughter,  Sarah  Ewing,  rest  of 
my  moveable  estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  two  sons, 
Thomas  and  William.  Witnesses — Lydia  Eldredge,  Stephen  Hand, 
Ashbury  Smith.     Proved  Nov.  24,   1779. 

1779,  Nov.  30.  Inventory,  £6,917.14.11,  made  by  Aaron  Eldredge 
and  Jacob  Hughes.  Lib.  21,  p.  265. 

1773,  Oct.  4.  Falrchild,  Caleb,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Anne,  use  of  all  real  and  personal  estate,  during-  her  life.  To  chil- 
dren, Matthew,  Joseph,  Gershom,  Ebenezer,  Mehitabel  and  Sarah, 
the  following  legacies:  To  Joseph  £10;  to  Matthew,  £10;  to  Gershom, 
£10;  to  Ebenezer,  £10;  to  Mehitabel,  £20;  to  Sarah,  £5.  Sons,  Joseph 
and  Ezra,  all  real  estate,  and  they  to  pay  legacies.  Executors — sons, 
Joseph  and  Ezra.  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Cobb,  Ezekiel  Cheever,  Sarah 
Cheever.     Proved  May  14,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  476. 

1777,  June  28.  Falrchild,  Fzra,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Priscilla 
Fairchild,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Hallsey;  both  of 
said  Co.     Witnesses — Silas  Condict  and  Alexander  Carmichael. 

Lib.   18,   p.   604. 

1776,  July  20.  Falrchild,  Gershom,  of  Bernards  Township,  Somer- 
set Co.,  blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Ledy,  15  acres  of  land  while  my 
widow.  Son,  Benjamin,  10  acres  south  of  the  road.  Son,  Nathaniel, 
15  acres.  To  my  4  daughters,  Theadosea,  the  wife  of  Jacob  Hall, 
Ann  Fairchild,  Clowe  Fairchild  and  Ledy  Fairchild,  5  acres  to  each. 
The  rest  of  my  land  I  give  to  my  4  younger  sons,  Hezekiah,  Aaron, 
Joseph  and  Calob.  Executors — wife,  Ledy,  and  my  brother,  Joseph 
Fairchild,  and  my  son  Nathaniel.  Witnesses — James  Boylan,  The- 
dosia  Hall. 

1778,  Sept.  14.  Adm'x,  with  will  annexed — Ledia  Fairchild,  of 
Somerset  Co.,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Fairchild,  of  Morris 
Co.,  carpenter. 

1778,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £327.2.9,  made  by  Robert  Parkinson  and 
Jacob  Vanorstrand.  Lib.  16,  p.  526. 


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1777,  Feb.  3.  Fairchild,  Samuel,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  hous- 
wrig-ar;  will  of.  Son,  Benjamin,  10  acres  of  land,  bounded  by  Philip 
Post  and  William  Ames.  Wife,  Hannah,  personal  and  rest  of  real 
estate.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  my  son,  Abraham  Fairchild. 
Witnesses — Mathew    Moores,    Jeremiah    Price.      Proved    Jan.    16,    1778. 

1777,  July  17.  Inventory,  £260.11.0,  made  by  David  Bates  and 
Stephen  Munyon.  Lib.   19,   p.   449. 

1776,  June  10.  Falkenberg,  Margaret,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Jacob  Sharp,  £25,  and  to  his  daughter,  Mary  Tusick, 
£25.  The  legacies  that  my  husband,  Christophal  Falkenberg,  be- 
queathed to  John  Sharp,  Sr.,  and  John  Sharp,  Jr.,  to  be  paid.  The 
estate  of  my  daughter,  Margaret  Tomers,  to  be  settled.  Daughter, 
Christeen  Shulths,  £50.  Son,  Christan  Sharps,  £50.  Executor — son, 
Christan  Sharps.  Witnesses — Alexander  White,  John  Butler,  Mary 
Bready.     Proved  Sept.  29,  1777. 

1777,  Sept.  27.  Inventory,  £445.0.2,  made  by  Daniel  Vleit  and  Robert 
Johnston.  Lib.  18,  p.  658. 

177S,  April  25.  Fansher,  Richard,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah  Fansher,  Aaron  Stark  and  John  Stark.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Ludlam  Salmon;  all  of  said  place. 

1778,  May  11.  Inventory,  £605.12.6,  made  by  John  Bell  and  James 
Heaton.  Lib.  20,  p.  2. 

1780,  May  29.  Farringrton,  John,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Father,  William  Farrington,  if  he  should  be  living 
at  the  time  my  executor  can  have  an  opportunity  to  send  the  same 
to  Europe,  but,  if  he  should  be  dead,  then  I  give  to  my  mother,  Mary 
Farrington,  if  then  living,  but,  if  she  be  dead,  then  I  give  all  my 
estate  to  my  brother,  Peter  Farrington  and  my  sisters,  Margaret  and 
Ann;  but  if  any  of  them  should  be  dead  at  the  time  of  sending  the 
legacies,  then  their  share  to  be  given  to  their  children.  Executor — 
John  Reily,  of  said  Township.  Witnesses — Thomas  Armstrong,  John 
Hunter,  Mary  Reily.     Proved  July  6,   1780. 

1780,  July  26.  Inventory,  £183.14.0,  made  by  Lawrence  Webster  and 
Thomas  Shinn.  Lib.   22,   p.   245. 

1780,  July  31.  Fenlmore,  Caleb,  of  Willingborough  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth  Fenimore,  £150.  Sister, 
Rebecca  Fenimore,  wife  of  John  Fenimore,  £30,  and  I  leave  to  her, 
in  trust,  till  she  is  18,  the  goods  which  were  the  property  of  my 
first  wife.  Plantation  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  divided  among 
my  children.  To  the  eldest  son  of  my  brother,  Pearson  Fenimore, 
£5.  My  sister  to  have  rest  of  estate.  Executors — Samuel  Newton 
and  John  Fenimore.  Witnesses — John  Durell,  Daniel  Newton,  John 
Cochey.     Proved  Sept.  26,  1780. 

1780,  Sept.  27.  Inventory,  £818.5.0,  made  by  Joseph  Fenimore  and 
Pearson  Fenimore.  Lib.  22,  p.  79. 

1777,  July  13.  Fenimore,  John,  of  Springfield,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Sons,  Joseph  and  Benjamin,  plantation  where  I  dwell,  with 
the  several  small  tracts  adjoining.  Son,  Joseph,  is  to  pay  my  daugh- 
ter, Hannah,  the  wife  of  Enoch  Fenton,  £50.  S^n,  Benjamin,  to  pay 
my  daughter,  Sarah,  the  wife  of  Benjamin  Stevenson,  £60.  My  wife, 
to   have   a   room   in   the   house,   and   one-half  the   garden,    and   to   be 


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provided  for  from  the  land  by  my  sons.  That  part  of  the  plantation 
that  my  son,  Thomas,  now  lives  on,  being-  on  the  north  side  of 
Springfield  road,  with  about  5  acres  on  the  south  side,  joining-  my 
son  Thomas'  land,  as  is  now  fenced  off,  I  give  to  my  sons,  Thomas 
and  William,  they  paying  to  my  daughter,  Priscilla,  the  wife  of 
George  Wills,  £25,  and  to  give  their  mother  provisions  as  she  may 
want  them.  Son,  John,  the  house  and  land  in  Slabtown,  that  I 
bought  of  George  Farrill;  and  a  lot  that  I  bought  of  Thomas  Enochs; 
also  the  stable  lot  which  I  bought  of  Simeon  Haines;  and  all  the 
land  (except  one  acre)  on  the  south  side  of  Springfield  road,  which 
is  the  rest  of  the  plantation  which  I  bought  of  John  Butcher.  The 
said  one  acre  I  give  to  my  daughter  Priscilla,  during  her  life,  and, 
afterwards,  to  her  son,  John  Wills.  Sons,  William,  Joseph  and  Ben- 
jamin, my  cedar  swamp,  called  Bare  Swamp.  That  small  Island  in 
Rancocas  Creek,  near  the  lower  ferry,  which  was  taken  up  and 
surveyed  for  my  grandfather,  Richard  Fenimore,  and  came  of  right 
to  me,  as  heir-at-law  to  my  father,  to  be  sold.  That  old  Propriety 
Right  for  the  32d  part  of  a  Propriety  (a  warrant  for  the  5th  Dividend 
being  granted  and  now  in  the  Surveyor-General's  office),  I  give  to 
my  sons,  Thomas,  William,  John,  Joseph  and  Benjamin.  Cousin,  Wil- 
liam Fenimore,  son  of  my  brother,  Richard,  £5.  That  £60  to  be  paid 
to  my  daughter  Sarah,  as  she  is  deceased,  I  give  to  her  2  daughters, 
Elizabeth  and  Sarah  Stevenson,  when  they  are  18.  Executors — 
wife,  Sarah,  and  my  sons,  William  and  Joseph.  Witnesses — Thomas 
Enoch,  William  Baily,  Timothy  Willets.     Proved  Sept.  3,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  13.  Inventory,  £1,146.7.0,  made  by  Ebenezer  Fenton 
and  Thomas  Fenimore. 

1778,  Jan.  17.     Account  by  Executors.  Lib.  19,  p.  30. 

1778,  Jan.  27.  Fenimore,  John,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  w^ill  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £100,  and  the  goods  she  brought  at  our 
marriage,  and  she  is  to  have  the  use  of  2  rooms  in  the  house  at  Slab- 
town,  where  I  live.  To  John,  the  son  of  Rachel  King  (now  Nor- 
cross)  £25,  when  21.  Brother,  William,  £3.  Brother,  Joseph,  £3. 
Brother,  Benjamin,  £3.  Brother,  Thomas,  the  apparel  that  was  left 
me  by  my  father,  and  I  give  him  my  share  of  Propriety  Right  that 
was  left  me  by  my  father.  Sister,  Hannah,  the  wife  of  Enoch 
Fenton,  20  shillings.  Sister,  Priscilla,  the  wife  of  George  Wills,  20 
shillings.  Daughter,  Sarah,  the  rest  of  my  real  and  personal  estate, 
when  21.  Executor — brother,  Thomas.  Witnesses — John  Childs, 
Samuel   Fenton,   Eleazer   Watkinson.      Proved   April   24,    1778. 

1778,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £123.0.8,  made  by  Thomas  Enoch  and 
John  Longstreet.  Lib.  20,  p.  183. 

1770,  Oct.  16.  Fenimore,  Joshua,  of  Willingborough,  Burlington 
Co.;  -will  of.  Son,  Pearson  Fenimore,  land  I  bought  of  Abel  Pearson, 
and  the  land  I  bought  of  William  Heulings.  Son,  Caleb,  the  planta- 
tion where  I  live,  that  was  given  me  by  my  father,  Joseph  Fenimore, 
and  what  I  purchased  of  Richard  Fenimore,  when  he  is  21.  Rest 
of  estate  to  be  sold,  and  money  given  to  my  daughters,  Rebecca, 
Elizabeth  and  Sarah  Fenimore,  when  18.  Executors — my  friends, 
Daniel  Ellis,  Esq.,  and  Joseph  Fenimore.  Witnesses — Arent  Schuyler, 
Daniel  Bacon,  Jr.,  John  Jacson  Sutton.     Proved  Oct.  3,  1771. 

1771,  Sept.  17.  Inventory,  £286.2.5,  made  by  Seth  Lucas  and  Jacob 
Perkins.  Lib.  15,  p.  190. 


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1776,  Jnne  15..  Penlmore,  Samuel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Fenimore,  of  Northampton  Township,  said  Co.  Pellowbonds- 
man — Levi  Murrel,  of  Burlington  City.  Lib.  16,  p.  488. 

1778,  Jan.  27.  Fenimore,  Samuel,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  shipwright;  will  of.  I  was  late  of  Northern  Liberties,  Phila- 
delphia Co.,  Pa.  To  William  Harrison,  shipwright,  my  house  and 
lot  in  Kingsington,  in  Northern  Liberties.  Nephew,  Joshua  Fenimore, 
my  gold  sleeve-buttons.  Sister,  Anne  Mullen,  my  silver  snuffbox. 
Sister,  Elizabeth  Vandegrift,  my  long  gown.  Niece,  Mary  Vandegrift, 
a  silver  spoon.  To  each  of  the  daughters  of  my  sister,  Anne  Mullin, 
a  tablespoon.  To  Isaac  Fenimore,  son  of  Joseph,  my  gun.  Nephew, 
Samuel  Mullin,  a  gun.  Nephew,  John  Mullin,  my  shortest  gun.  To 
Anne  Reeve,  my  16  silver  teaspoons.  To  the  daughters  of  my  brother, 
William  Fenimore,  deceased,  and  the  daughters  of  my  sister,  Eliza- 
beth Vandegrift,  the  rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — my  brother-in- 
law,  Joseph  Mullin,  and  my  nephew,  Joseph  Fenimore.  Witnesses — 
Isaac  Evans,  Thomas  Armstrong,  Elizabeth  Mitchell.  Proved  Aug. 
19,  1778. 

1778,  Aug.  18.  Inventory,  £393.11.4%,  made  by  Benjamin  Haines 
and  Isaac  Evans. 

1784,  Sept.  24.  Account  by  Joseph  Mullin,  Executor.  Legacies 
were  paid  to  Joseph  Fenimore,  John  Mullin,  Samuel  Mullin,  Rebecca 
Evans,  Mary  Vandegrift,  Ann  Reeves,  Hannah  Bispham,  Elizabeth 
Mullin,  Mary  Marriot,  Anne  Mullin,   and  Joshua  Fenimore. 

Lib.  20,  p.  181;  Lib.  25,  p.  545. 

1777,  March  4.  Fenten,  Thomas,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  If  my  son-in-law,  John  Storey,  in  a  year  after  my  decease,  can 
pay  the  incumbrance  that  is  on  my  lands,  then  he  shall  have  it  as 
his  own,  but,  if  he  cannot,  then  it  is  to  be  sold.  Daughters,  Anna 
and  Sarah,  my  household  goods.  Son,  Lewis,  my  smith  tools.  The 
money  due  from  Thomas  Thomson  and  Thomas  Leonard,  I  give  my 
son,  Lewis,  and  my  daughters,  Anna  and  Sarah.  Friend,  Mary  Bat- 
son,,  £15  and  her  bed,  and  the  use  of  the  back  room.  Executors — 
son-in-law,  John  Story,  and  Amariah  Morris,  as  he  is  incumbered 
with  my  estate.  Witnesses — Garret  Vanderveer,  Sarah  Morris,  Samuel 
Henderson.     Proved  May  24,  1777.  Lib.   18,   p.   442. 

1769,  Feb.  20.  Field,  Jeremiah,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  To  my  wife,  the  use  of  my  plantation,  slaves  and  goods;  and 
my  daughter-in-law,  Margaret  Field,  may  live  in  my  house  and  have 
her  support,  during  her  widowhood;  and  her  daughter,  Susannah 
Field,  shall  have  support  and  schooling,  till  she  is  21.  Grandsons, 
Jeremiah  Ten  Eick  and  Tunis  Ten  Eick,  my  lands,  they  paying 
legacies.  Daughter,  Mary,  £200.  Granddaughter,  Susannah  Field, 
£300.  To  the  elders  of  the  Presbyterian  Congregation  at  Bound 
Brook,  £50.  Daughter,  Mary,  £20  yearly.  Executors — wife,  Phebe, 
and  my  brothers,  Michael  Field  and  Richard  Field.  Witnesses — Israel 
Read,  John  Griffith,  Elias  Van  Court.     Proved  Feb.  23,  1778. 

1778,  Feb.   23.     Renunciations  by  Michael   Field  and  Richard   Field. 
1778,    Feb.    2.      Inventory,    £865.8.4,    made    by    Gabriel    Vandervoort, 

Peter   H.    Dumont,    Jacobus   Quick   and   Richard   Fulkerson. 

Lib.   19,   p.   494. 


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1774,  Sept.  1.  Field,  Robert,  of  Whitehill,  Mansfield  Township, 
Burlington  Co.  Son,  Samuel  Field,  300  acres  of  land,  the  northwest 
part  of  my  estate  at  Whitehill,  joining  the  Delaware  River,  to  be 
divided  from  the  remainder  by  a  southwest  and  northeast  line, 
wherever  it  may  fall,  including  my  mansion  house,  bakehouse,  wharfs 
and  stores;  the  house,  wharfs,  stores  and  lots  I  bought  of  Richard 
Brown  (I  mean  the  mansion  house),  and  the  house,  barn  and  part 
of  the  plantation  I  bought  of  Stacy  Potts;  that  is  when  he  is  21; 
and  he  is  to  pay  to  his  mother,  if  alive,  £60  yearly.  Daughters, 
Lydia  and  Mary  Field,  £100  each,  when  they  are  18.  Wife,  Mary, 
may  sell  such  parts  of  my  real  estate  as  she  thinks  proper.  If  my 
wife  marry  again,  she  is  to  deliver  up  all,  as  by  our  agreement. 
Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  my  brothers-in-law,  Thomas  Yardley 
and  Micajah  How.  Witnesses — William  Wood,  Hannah  Wood,  Wil- 
liam Newbold.     Proved  March  6,   1775.  Lib.   17,  p.   138. 

1779,  Aug.  18.  Field,  Susannah,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Tunis  Field,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of 
William  McDonald  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — William  McDonald. 
Fellowbondsman — Philip  Vanarsdalen;    both   of  Somerset  Co. 

Lib.   22,   p.   61. 

1779,  Angr.  18.  Field,  Tunis,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mar- 
garet Craig,  Aaron  Craig  and  William  McDonald.  Fellowbondsman — 
Philip  Vanarsdalen;  all  of  Somerset  Co.  Lib.  22,  p.  20. 

1775,  Nov.  18.  Filer,  John,  of  Deerfleld  Township,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah  Filer,  all  my  lands,  during  her  life.  Brother, 
William  Filer,  the  house  and  land  where  I  live,  and  2  acres  of 
cedar  swamp,  on  Greens  Branch,  in  partnership  with  Jonathan  Ogden; 
also  20  acres  of  woodland  in  Russel  Neck,  on  the  tract  that  Peter 
Demaris  now  lives  on.  Nephew,  John  Filer,  son  of  Robert,  the  house 
and  lot  joining  Deerfleld  Street.  Nephew,  John  Filer,  son  of  George, 
the  plantation  now  occupied  by  Peter  Demaris,  20  acres  of  Woodland 
being  excepted.  Sister,  Abigail  Bateman,  10  shillings.  Brother, 
George  Filer,  10  shillings.  Brother,  Robert  Filer,  10  shillings.  To 
my  boy  Phillip  Frolick,  £20.  To  John  Haywood,  the  son  of  Joseph, 
£10.  To  Jeremiah  Peck,  second  son  of  Constant,  £10.  Brothers, 
George,  Robert  and  William,  my  apparel.  Executors — wife,  Sarah, 
and  William  Filer  and  Joseph  Haywood.  Witnesses — John  Masters, 
Nicholas  Sherroes,  Philip  Frolick.     Proved  Nov.  5,   1776. 

1776,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £308.2.0,  made  by  Samuel  Leake  and 
Nathan  Leek.  Lib.  18,  p.  22. 

1777,  March  5.  Finlaw,  John,  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah 
Finlaw,  the  Va  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Son,  William,  all  lands 
when  he  is  21.  Daughter-in-law,  Rachel  Watherington,  £10.  Daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth  Finlaw,  £10.  Daughter,  Eleanor  Finlaw,  £10.  Daughter, 
Hannah  Finlaw,  £10.  Son,  John,  £10.  Daughter,  Mary  Finlaw,  £10. 
Executrix — wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — Denis  Daly,  Abigail  StretcH, 
David   Stretch.     Proved  April  12,  1777. 

1777,  April  10.  Inventory,  £475.6.3,  made  by  Thomas  Sayre  and 
Charlton  Shephard.  Lib.  18,  p.  397. 

1777,  June  20.  Finlaw,  Sarah,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek,  Salem 
Co.,  widow  and  Executrix  of  John  Finlaw.  Int.  Adm'r — James  Stretch. 


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Fellowbondamen — Aaron  Evans  and  Benjamin  Corlis;  all  of  said  place, 
yeomen. 

1777,  June  3.  Inventory,  £579.1.9,  made  by  Jonathan  Stretch  and 
Charlton  Shephard.  Lib.  16,  p.  512. 

1779,  April  6.  Firth,  Fzra,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
My  house,  stores  and  lot  of  land  in  Salem,  whereon  my  mother  now 
lives,  to  be  divided,  and  I  give  to  my  second  son,  John,  a  breadth 
of  7  perches,  and  to  my  eldest  son,  Preston  Carpenter  Firth,  the 
rest  of  said  lot.  My  meadow  in  Maning-ton,  on  north  side  of  Toll- 
bridge causeway,  to  my  2  youngest  sons,  Samuel  and  Thomas  Firth, 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  all  my  hard  money,  supposed  to  be  £57,  and  the 
profits  of  all  my  estate  till  children  are  of  age.  Rest  of  personal 
estate  I  give  to  my  wife  and  children,  Preston,  John,  Samuel,  Thomas 
and  Hannah  Firth.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  father-in- 
law,  Preston  Carpenter.  Witnesses — Elizabeth  Firth,  Josiah  Miller, 
George  Simpkins.     Proved  Nov.  26,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  321. 

1773,  April  30.  Firth,  John,  of  Elsenborough,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Ezra  Firth,  house  and  lot  in  Salem,  now  in  tenure  of  Bateman 
Loyd.  Son,  Henry,  my  apparel;  he  has  been  provided  for  by  his 
uncle.  To  my  wife,  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Firth,  and  my  son,  John 
Firth,  the  rest  of  my  estate.  (Son,  John,  is  not  yet  21.)  Executors 
— my  wife,  and  sons,  Ezra  and  Henry.  Witnesses — William  Abbott, 
Thomas  Johnson,  Robert  Wilson.     Proved  June  20,  1776. 

1776,  June  7.  Inventory,  £574.13.9,  made  by  Charles  Fogg  and 
William  Abbott.  Lib.  17,  p.  396. 

1772,  Jnne  23.  Fish,  Benjamin,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Advanced  in  years.  Wife,  Sarah,  household  goods,  and  use 
of  my  house,  except  the  cellar,  which  I  reserve  for  my  son,  Ben- 
jamin, to  set  up  a  weaver's  loom.  Rest  of  real  and  personal,  to 
son,  Benjamin,  and  he  is  to  provide  for  his  mother.  Son,  Nathan,  5 
shillings.  Son,  Joseph,  5  shillings.  Son,  John,  £8.  Son,  Nathaniel,  £8. 
To  my  son  Joseph's  wife,  Sarah,  a  silver  teaspoon.  To  John's  wife, 
Catharine,  a  spoon.  Executors — sons,  Benjamin  and  John.  Witnesses 
— Daniel  Clark,  John  Throckmorton,  Alexander  Guthrie.  Proved  Oct. 
23,   1773.  Lib.   16,   p.   238. 

1772,  June  1.  Fish,  Samuel,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Fish,  of  said  place,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — 
George  Pierson,  of  Stow  Creek,  said  Co.,  yeoman. 

1772,  May  9.  Inventory,  £110.2.0,  made  by  Samuel  Ogden  and  George 
Peirson.  Lib.   14,   p.   508. 

1773,  Nov.  22.  Fisher,  Georgre,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret  Fisher  and  George  Fisher;  both  of  said  place. 

1773,  Nov.  22.  Inventory,  £158.13.0,  made  by  Christopher  Sleesman 
and  Zachariah  Sailor.  Lib.  14,  p.  546. 

1778,  Feb.  1.  Fisher,  Hendrlck,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Elizabeth,  £100  and  various  goods.  Son,  Hendrick,  £250;  also  the 
mortgage  I  have  on  his  house  and  lands  at  Bound  Brook.  Son,  John, 
the  plantation  he  lives  on,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  son,  Minne,  £50. 
Son,  Abraham,  plantation  where  he  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my 
son,   Minne,   £100.     To   the   children   of  my   daughter,   Elizabeth,   £85. 


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To  the  chilren  of  my  daughter,  Nelle,  £120.  Daughter,  Margaret, 
£125.  Daughter,  Mary,  £60.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Fulkerson,  £75. 
To  the  children  of  my  son,  Vulkert,  deceased,  £100.  Son,  Jeremiah, 
rest  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Executors  —  sons,  Hendriclt  and 
Jeremiah,  and  my  friends,  John  Sherman  and  Abraham  Staats.  Wit- 
nesses— Abraham  Staa'ts,  Edward  Duff,  Andrew  Gibb.  Proved  May 
15,  1779. 

1779,  May  15.     Renunciation  by  Abraham  Staata. 

1779,  June  11.  Inventory,  £4,759.12.6,  made  by  James  Van  Duyn 
and  John  Staats.  Lib.  21,  p.  196. 

1779,  Dec.  3.  Fisher,  Hendrlck,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Affey,  all  personal  and  real  estate,  and  what  is  left  after 
her  death,  to  my  grandson,  Thomas  Fardum.  Executors — friend, 
William  McDonald,  of  Somerset  Co.,  my  son,  Hendrick,  and  my 
brother-in-law,  Aaron  Craig.  Witnesses — Sarah  Coryell,  Michael  Van 
Court,  Elias  V.  Court.     Proved  Jan.  26,  1780. 

1780,  April  25.  Inventory,  £38.18.0,  made  by  James  McCray  and 
Elias  V.  Court. 

1783,  Feb.  3.  Inventory,  £33.7.6,  made  by  James  Van  Duyn  and 
Hendrick  Kenady.  Lib.  21,  p.  311. 

1773,  Nov.  3.  Fisher,  Jesse,  of  Morris  River,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Fisher.  Fellowbondsman — David  Lore;  both  of  said 
place,  yeomen. 

1773,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £113.17.11,  made  by  David  Lore  and  Law- 
rence Van  Hook.  Lib.  14,  p.  545. 

1771,  Aug.  16.  Fisher,  Michael,  Jr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman,  but 
at  present  of  Philadelphia;  will  of.  All  lands  to  be  sold,  and  the 
money  put  to  interest  for  the  benefit  of  my  children,  as  they  come 
of  age.  My  body  to  be  buried  next  to  my  child  and  my  mother  at 
Timber  Creek,  by  the  Presbyterian  Meeting  House.  Wife,  Sarah, 
household  goods,  and  interest  of  the  money,  for  the  support  of  her 
and  my  children.  To  each  of  my  daughters,  £70,  and  son,  John,  the 
remainder,  allowing  his  mother,  my  widow,  £25.  Daughters,  Hannah, 
Charity  and  Sarah,  all  under  age.  If  children  all  die  under  age, 
then  my  brother  John's  son,  Michael  Fisher,  to  have  £100,  and  the 
rest  to  be  divided  between  my  brothers'  and  sisters'  children.  Execu- 
tors— Robert  Friend  Price,  and  my  wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — John 
Hider,  Jesse  Williams,  Michael  Fisher.  Proved  May  5,  1772.  [The 
original  will  is  filed  in  Philadelphia.]  Lib.  15,  p.  458. 

1775,  June  19.  Fisher,  Peter,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Marey  Fisher,  to  have  many  goods,  and  she  may 
accomodate  her  children,  when  they  come  to  see  her,  without  being 
interupted  by  my  son,  Jacob;  and  my  youngest  son,  Jacob,  is  to  find 
pasture  for  her  cow.  My  eldest  son,  Anthony,  shall  pay  his  mother 
£6  a  year,  and  my  son,  William,  is  to  pay  her  £6,  and  my  son, 
Christopher,  is  to  pay  to  his  mother,  £4.  To  grandson,  Phillip  Bellos, 
£20.  Grandson,  Peter  Bellos,  £30.  Mentions  also  granddaughter, 
Mary  Clark,  the  wife  of  Richard  Clark,  and  her  2  brothers.  I  give 
to  Christopher  Cool,  the  husband  of  my  daughter,  Anne,  £150.  Sons, 
Anthony,  William,  Christopher  and  Jacob,  are  to  see  that  the 
legacies  are  paid.  Executors — sons,  Anthony  and  William.  Witnesses 
— William  Rockafaller,  Richard  Ketcham,  Israel  Smith.  Proved 
Sept.  8,   1775. 


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1775,  Sept.  8.  Inventory,  £212.1.3,  made  by  William  Rockafaller 
and  Samuel  Corwine. 

1777,  Oct.  7.     Account  by  Executors.       Lib.  17,  p.  236;  Lib.  18,  p.  689. 

1776,  April  30.  Fisher,  Sarah,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
widow  of  Michael  Fisher;  will  of.  Daughters,  Hannah,  Charity  and 
Sarah,  my  apparel,  when  they  are  18.  The  rest  of  my  estate,  as  well 
as  that  which  belongs  to  me  of  my  father's  estate,  to  be  sold,  and 
the  money  given  to  my  daughters,  when  of  age.  Executor — brother, 
John  Hider.  Witnesses — Abigail  Blackwood,  Jane  Blackwood,  Richard 
Weekes.     Proved  Oct.  29,  1776. 

1776,  June  1.  Inventory,  £129.3.11i^,  made  by  Thomas  Redman  and 
Benjamin   Pitfleld.  Lib.   18,   p.    269. 

1776,  July  19.  Fithlan,  Aaron,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  I,  having 
a  call  for  some  time  from  home,  do  impower  Mary  Fithian,  to  act 
for  me  in  all  things;  and,  if  I  do  not  return,  I  give  to  her,  who  is 
now  my  beloved  wife,  all  my  moveable  estate.  Daughter,  Ame,  all 
my  lands,  when  she  is  18.  Witness — Rachel  Sutton.  Proved  Jan.  7, 
1777.  Mary  Fithian,  the  widow,  and  virtually  Executrix,  granted 
probate,  same  date. 

1776,  Dec.  7.  Inventory,  £78.11.1,  made  by  Eleazar  Smith  and  Amos 
Westcott.  Lib.  18,  p.  80. 

1777,  April  12.  Fithian,  Fnoeh,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Joel  Fithian  and  Rebeckah  Fithian.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Nathan  Leek;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Thomas  Reeves 
and  Ruth  Fithian. 

1776,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £178.7.1,  made  by  Nathan  Leek  nnd 
Thomas  Reeves.  Lib.   18,   p.   211. 

1770,  May  6.  Fithian,  Fphraini,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co., 
blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Temperance,  use  of  my  house  and  land, 
while  my  widow;  but,  at  her  marriage  or  death,  I  give  the  same 
to  my  oldest  son,  Matthias;  but  if  he  die  before  he  comes  of  age, 
then  to  my  son,  Ira;  and,  if  he  die  before  he  comes  of  age,  then  to 
my  daughter,  Phebe  Fithian.  Executor — my  cousin,  Samuel  Pithijin. 
Witnesses — Nathan  Shaw,  Thomas  Waithman,  William  Fithian. 
Proved  June  1,   1773. 

1778,  Jan.  14.  Adm'r — Jonathan  Bowen,  of  said  Co.,  with  will  of 
Ephraim  Fithian  annexed.  Whereas,  Ephraim  Fithian,  blacksmitli, 
in  his  will,  did  appoint  Samuel  Fithian,  of  HopeAvell  Township,  as 
his  Executor,  who  is  also  deceased,  etc.  Fellovv^bondsman — Joel 
Fithian,  of  said  Co. 

1773,  Feb.  11.  Inventory,  £138.16.1,  made  by  Jonathan  Bowen  and 
Thomas  Reeves.  Lib.   16,   p.    76;   Lib.   22,   p.   360. 

1771),  May  10.  Fithian  Jonathan,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jonathan  Fithian,  of  said  place.  Fellowhonds- 
man — Aaron    Moore,    of    Deerfield,    said    Co.      Witness — John    Reeves. 

1779,  May  10.  Inventory,  £109.19.6,  made  by  John  Reeves  and  Aaron 
Moore.  Lib.    22,    p.    31. 

1772,  March  7.  F'lthian,  Joseph,  of  (Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Samuel    Fithian  and   Philip   Fithian;    both   of  said   place. 

1772,  March  12.  Inventory,  £444.15.11,  made  by  Thomas  Maskell 
and  Ephraim  Fithian.  Lib.   14,   p.  431. 


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[No  date.]     Flthian,  Joslata,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 

Brother,  Jonathan  Fithian  my  weaver's  loom.  Brother.s  and  sister, 
my  other  moveables.  I  desire  my  brother,  Amos,  to  pay  £200  for 
my  part  of  the  plantation  where  Daniel  Brown  now  lives.  Executor — 
Enoch  Fithian.  Witnesses — Enoch  Fithian,  Amos  Woodruff,  Ananias 
Sheppard.     Proved  April  12,   1777. 

1777,  April  12.  Adm'rs — Joel  Fithian  and  Rebeckah  Fithian,  with 
will  annexed.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Leek;  all  of  said  Co.  "Wit- 
nesses— Thomas  Reeves  and  Ruth  Fithian.  Whereas,  Josiah  Fithian, 
of  Greenwich  Township,  did  in  his  will  appoint  Enoch  Fithian.  as 
his  Executor,  who   is  also  deceased,   etc. 

1776,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £28.9.8,  made  by  Nathan  I.,eek  and  Thomas 
Reeves.  Lib.  18,  p.  203. 

1779,  Jan.  24.  Fithian,  Martha,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Son,  Silvester  Fithian,  various  goods. 
Daughter — Esther  Maskell,  £20.  To  Rachel  Sayre,  wife  of  Thomas 
Sayre,  £6.  Rest  of  my  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  divided 
between  my  grandchildren,  Sally  Maskell,  Abijah  Maskell  and  Enoch 
Mulford,  and  their  money  to  be  put  in  the  hands  of  Thomas  Maskell, 
till  they  are  of  age.  Executor — my  friend,  David  Sayre.  Witnesses — 
Daniel  Maskell,  Glover  Fithian.     Proved  Feb.  2,  1779. 

1779,  Feb.  2.  Adm'r — Thomas  Maskell,  with  will  annexed.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Daniel  Maskell;  both  of  Greenwich,  said  Co.  Whereas, 
Martha  Fithian,  widow,  did  in  her  will  appoint  David  Sayre,  of  Stow 
Creek  Township,  said  Co.,  as  her  Executor;  who  has  refused  to  act, 
etc.     Witnesses — Rachel  Clunn  and  Theophilus  Elmer. 

1779,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £607.15.6,  made  by  Daniel  Maskell  and 
Joshua  Ewing.  Lib.  21.  p.  88. 

1776,  Jnly  2.  Fithian,  Philip  V.,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  As  I  am  called  from  home,  to  take  a  part  in  the  Continental 
Army,  I  see  fit  to  make  my  will.  The  several  shares  of  my  father's 
estate,  which  I  have  covenanted  to  give  my  brothers  and  sister,  are 
to  be  paid,  in  the  following  manner:  the  rent  of  both  plantations, 
for  the  present  year,  and  all  the  rent  yet  unpaid,  is  to  be  applied 
to  this  purpose;  afterwards,  the  rents  of  the  divisions  given  to  Amos 
and  Thomas,  till  they  are  22  years  and  6  months  of  age,  ai'o  to  be 
applied  to  the  same  purpose.  The  money  that  has  been  paid  to,  or 
for,  Josiah,  to  be  deducted.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  my  house  and  books. 
If  my  wife  should  have  a  child  by  me,  and  after  my  death,  and  it 
live  to  be  21,  then  the  rest  of  my  estate,  both  real  and  personal  to 
be  sold,  and  Vz  given  to  my  wife,  and  the  other  V2  to  said  child.  If 
no  child  be  born,  or  die  under  age,  then  my  wife  to  have  all.  Execu- 
tors— said  wife,  and  Joel  Fithian.  Witnesses — Ephraim  Seeley,  An- 
drew Hunter,  Ruth  Fithian.     Proved  April  12,   1777. 

1776,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £316.10.2,  of  the  estate  of  Reverend  Philip 
Vickars  Fithian,  of  Greenwich,  made  by  Nathan  Leek  and  Thomas 
Reeves.  Lib.   18,   p.   200. 

1776,  Jan.  21.  Fithian,  Samuel,  Fsquire,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joel,  that  part  of  my  plantation  on  the  north  and 
east  of  a  line,  to  begin  at  the  Dam  across  Temey  Branch,  and  runs 
towards  the  west  corner  of  the  barn,  to  middle  of  the  lane,  then  down 
the  middle  of  the  lane  to  the  south  end,  then  to  a  large  white  oak, 
standing  by  the  side  of  the  pond,  by  the  edge  of  the  salt  marsh,  and 


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on  the  east  side  of  a  road  leading-  into  the  marsh,  called  Sheppard's 
Road,  then  down  the  road  to  the  line  ditch.  He  is  to  pay  to  my  son, 
Seeley  Fithian,  £100,  when  he  is  21;  but  if  Seeley  die  before  that  age, 
then  to  my  son  Samuel,  when  he  comes  of  age.  Son,  Seeley,  all  the 
salt  marsh  lying-  below  Tindals  Island,  which  is  bounded  by  Cohansey 
Creek  on  the  east,  and  Cabin  Creek  on  the  west;  also  the  cedar 
swamp,  lying  on  the  head  of  a  branch  of  Morris  River,  called  Menan- 
tico.  Son,  Samuel,  the  rest  of  iny  plantation,  and  a  piece  of  cedar 
swamp,  lying  on  a  branch  of  Morris  River,  called  Blackwater.  Young- 
est daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Ruth,  £100.  Daughter,  Hannah  Leake, 
£10.  Daughter,  Rachel  Clarke,  £20.  Daughter,  Amy  Moore,  £15. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth  Seeley,  £10.  Personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Execu- 
tor— Son,  Joel,  and  he  is  to  be  Guardian  of  Seeley  and  Samuel.  Wit- 
nesses— Jonathan  Elmer,  Nathan  Shepherd,  Josiah  Fithian,  Jonadab 
Sockwell.     Proved  May  5,   1778. 

1777,  Nov.  20.  Inventory,  £1,512.5.9,  made  by  Jonathan  Bowen  and 
Thomas  Reeves.  Lib.   20,   p.   98. 

1772,  March  13.  FItzrandolph,  David,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  James  Fitz  Randolph,  17  shillings  and 
4  pence,  for  his  birthright.  Son,  Moleson  Fitz  Randolph,  my  gun. 
Son,  Reuben,  my  stilyards.  Son,  Thomas,  silver  buckles.  Daughter, 
Ann  Smalley,  2  half  Joes.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Wooding,  2  half  Joes. 
Daughter,  Margret  Fitz  Randolph,  my  bed.  My  son,  David,  is  not  in 
his  proper  reason,  and  I  order  my  Executors  to  support  him,  and,  at 
his  death,  the  rest  of  my  estate  I  give  to  my  3  daughters.  Executors 
— sons,  Reuben  and  Thomas.  Witnesses — Jonathan  F.  Randolph,  Jr., 
Gabriel  Leboyteaux,   Reune  Runyon.      Proved  April   6,   1773. 

1773,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £341.7.2,  made  by  Jonathan  F.  Randolph, 
Jr.,  and  Samuel  Whitehead.  Lib.  K,  p.  544. 

1774,  Aug.  4.  Fitz  Raiidolpli,  Jennet  and  Mary,  of  Woodbridge, 
Middlesex  Co.  Wards.  Daughters  of  Jeremiah  Fitz  Randolph,  of 
said  place,  deceased.  Said  Wards  make  choice  of  Jeremiah  Manning 
as  their  Guardian.  Guardian  —  Jeremiah  Manning,  of  said  place. 
Pellowbondsman — Benjamin  Manning,  of  Piscataway,  said  Co. 

Lib.   L,    p.    155. 

1771,  June  8.  Fitz  Randolph,  Joseph,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Nathaniel  Fitz  Randolph,  brother  of  said  Joseph.  Fel- 
lowbondsmen — George  Brown  and  John  Dobbs;  all  of  said  place. 

Lib.  K,  p.   332. 

1776,  Oct.  29,  Fitz  Randolph,  Malachl,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Jeremiah  Dunn,  Jr.  Fellowbondsmen — Isaac  Fourat  and 
Henry  Sutton;  all   of  said  place.  Lib.   18,   p.   54. 

1773,  June  15.  Fitz  Randolph,  Nathaniel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex 
Co.,  blacksmith.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Esek  Fitz  Randolph;  both  of  said  place.  Renunciation  by  Mary 
Fitz  Randolph,  widow  of  Nathaniel.  Witnesses — Thomas  Fitz  Ran- 
dolph and  Mary  Peirson. 

1773,  June  8.  Inventory,  £227.13.7,  made  by  Henry  Freeman  and 
Uichard  Wright.  Lib.  K,  p.   451. 


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1774,  Jan.  28.  Fitz  Randoliih,  Nathaniel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ursilla,  £20  yearly,  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  Joseph 
and  Asher.  Daughter,  Ursilla  Fitz  Randolph,  £50,  when  18.  Son, 
David,  land  that  my  brother,  Joseph,  had  in  his  lifetime.  The  land 
above  the  road,  that  I  bought  of  the  Executors  of  Nathaniel  Fitz 
Randolph,  the  elder,  to  be  sold;  also  a  salt  marsh  that  formerly 
belonged  to  Samuel  Fitz  Randolph.  Sons,  Joseph  and  Asher,  the 
rest  of  lands  and  the  ferry,  when  they  are  21.  Executors — friends, 
John  Brown  and  James  Crowell.  Witnesses — John  Clarkson,  Mootry 
Kinsey,   George  Brown.     Proved  July  29,   1774.  Lib.  L,   p.   216. 

1774,  April  5.  Fitz  Randolph,  Reuben,  of  Plscataway,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Rosanna  Fitz  Randolph  and  Thomas  Fitz  Randolph. 
Fellowbondsman — Gilbert  Molleson;  all  of  said  place. 

1774,  March  31.  Inventory,  made  by  Jonathan  Jarman  and  Elijah 
Pound.  Lib.  L,   p.    155. 

1777,  Oct.  1.  Fitz  Randolph,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Abigail  Fitz  Randolph  and  Hezekiah  Thompson.  Fellowbondsm;in — 
Benjamin  Sayre;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — James  Kirkpatrick,  Sur- 
rogate, and  Sarah  Kirkpatrick. 

1777,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £36.5.5,  made  by  John  Ross  and  Isaac  Clark. 
"A  debt  of  William  Closen,  son  of  Corneles,  £1.9.1."         Lib.  18,  p.  620. 

1765,  June  24.  Flanlngani,  Georg^e,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Glou- 
cester Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Isaac  Flaningam,  and  my  daugh- 
ter, Anne  Jagard,  5  shillings  each.  Son,  Patrick,  plantation  where 
I  live,  and  all  real  estate,  and  he  is  to  permit  his  mother,  my  wife, 
Sarah,  to  live  in  3  rooms,  and  he  shall  provide  for  her  on  the  farm, 
and  pay  her  £5  yearly.  Children,  Samuel,  William,  Deborah,  Priscilla, 
Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  rest  of  personal  estate  as  they  come  of  age. 
Executor — son,  Patrick.  Witnesses — John  Sparks,  Benjamin  Rainbo, 
Samuel  Blackwood.     Proved  Jan.  25,  1771. 

1770,  Nov.  24.  Inventory,  £33.16.6,  made  by  Judah  Heritage  and 
Benjamin   Heritage.  Lib.   15,    p.    152. 

1774,  Nov.  18.  Flaningam,  Tt'^illiam,  of  Newton  Township,  Glou- 
cester Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  rest  of  my  personal  estate, 
after  debts  are  paid.  Executrix — wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Jenings,   James  Sloan.     Proved  Dec.   10,   1774. 

1774,  Nov.  30.  Inventory,  £663.4.6,  made  by  David  Branson  and 
James   Sloan.  Lib.   16,   p.   361. 

1776,  Aug.  28.  Flenian,  Joseph,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Christian,  to  be  supported  by  my  son,  Stephen.  I  give  her, 
her  legacy  in  her  brothers,  Daniel  and  John's  hands,  that  fell  to  her 
by  her  mother.  She  is  to  also  have  the  goods  she  brought  to  me. 
She  is  to  have  a  room  in  the  house,  if  she  can  get  along  with  my 
son,  Stephen,  but,  if  not,  he  is  to  build  her  a  room  anywhere  on  the 
place  that  she  choose.  Daughter,  Christian,  the  land  where  her 
grandfather,  Fleming,  formerly  lived,  of  50  acres,  during  her  life. 
Son,  James,  my  lands  on  the  south  side  of  Shark  River.  Son,  Stephen, 
my  lands  on  the  north  side  of  Shark  River;  but,  if  he  dies,  then  to  his 
brothers,  James  and  Jacob,  and,  If  James  have  no  son,  then  his  %  to 
go  to  his  3  sisters.  Daughter,  Ann,  a  bed  and  £20,  to  be  paid  by 
my    Executors    some    time    before    her    daughter,    Abigail,    is    of    age. 


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Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £20.  Executors — friend,  Gavin  Drummon,  and 
son,  Stephen.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Jackson,  Samuel  Longstreet,  John 
Holloway.      Proved   June   7,   1779. 

1779,    June    4.      Renunciation    by   Gavin    Drummond. 

1779.  Inventory,  £602.15.0,  made  by  Jeremiah  Burrus  and  Samuel 
Long-street.  Lib.  21,  p.  135. 

1777,  Sept.  1.  Fleming,  Andrevv,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  John,  my  real  estate,  and  he  is  to  support  his  sisters, 
while  they  are  single.  Son-in-law,  Abraham  Norcross,  a  coat.  Daugh- 
ter, Agness,  sheep,  and  to  her  son,  William,  a  horse.  Daughters, 
Martha,  Jane,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  the  rest.  Executors — son,  John, 
and  my  daughters,  Martha  and  Jane.  Witnesses — Thomas  Fleming, 
William  Williamson,   Sommans  Oliver.     Proved  Oct.   3,   1777. 

1777,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £277.18.1,  made  by  Cornelius  Flummerfelt 
and  Samuel  Landon.  Lib.   18,   p.   659. 

1773,  July  13.  Flereboom,  Mattys,  of  Schralenburgh,  Bergen  Co., 
cordwalner;  will  of.  To  my  cousins,  Jacob  Perdon  and  Survaas  Flere- 
boom, my  apparel.  Cousin,  Survaas  Flereboom,  my  tools.  Cousins, 
Marytje  Moor  and  Survaas  Flereboom,  all  the  rest,  except  what  is 
granted  to  Marytje  Moor,  now  wife  of  Thomas  Moor,  by  deed  of  gift. 
Executors — cousins,  Thomas  Moor  and  Jacob  Ferdon.  Witnesses — 
Robert  Livesey,  Annaatje  Livesey.     Proved  Oct.  1,  1773.     Lib.  L,  p.  54. 

1777,  March  19.  Flick,  Amy,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  All  my  estate  to  be  sold.  Son,  Joseph  Burden,  5  shill- 
ings. Son,  Benjamin  Flick,  £25.  Son,  Joseph  Burden,  £12.  Son,  Philip 
Flick,  to  have  Joseph's  £12,  after  Joseph's  death.  Sons,  Thomas 
Andrevsrs  Flick,  Philip  Flick,  Ebenezer  Flick  and  Andrews  Flick, 
when  21,  the  rest  of  estate.  Executor — Jacob  Spicer,  of  Woolwich 
Township.  Witnesses — Isaac  Henszey,  Elizabeth  Raworth,  Jacob 
Gosling.     Proved  April   28,   1777. 

1777,  April  18.     Renunciation  by  Jacob  Spicer. 

1777,  April  28.  Renunciation  by  Joseph  Borden,  in  favor  of  his 
brothers,  Benjamin  Flick  and  Thomas  Flick,  "and  I  do  object  against 
Jacob    Gosling   administering." 

1777,  April  28.  Adm'rs — Benjamin  Flick  and  Thomas  Flick,  with 
will  annexed.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Gosling;  all  of  Woolwich 
Township. 

1777,  March  27.  Inventory,  £393.3.5^,  made  by  James  Casseday  and 
Jacob  Gosling.  Lib.   18,   p.   308. 

1770,  April  3.  Flock,  Andrew,  of  Roxbury  Township,  Morris  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Andrew  Flock  and  Philip  Crater.  Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin  Horton;   all  of  said  Co. 

1779,  April  8.  Inventory,  £310.5.3,  made  by  John  Waldorf  and 
Christopher  Cams. 

1781,  April   2.     Account  by  Adm'rs. 

Lib.  M,   p.   75;  Lib.   22,   p.   31;   Lib.   23,   p.   130. 

1774,  Sept.  5.  Flower,  Judith,  of  the  Lower  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  W^illiam  Flower.  Guardian — Richard  Edmunds. 
Fellowbondsman — Elisha  Hand;  both  of  said  place,  yeomen.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Newton  and  Isaac  Willets.  Lib.  15,  p.  530. 


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1770,  April  24.  Flower,  Mary,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  '  Daughter 
of  William  Flower,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Richard  Ed- 
munds. Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Eldredge;  both  of  said  Co.,  gentle- 
men.     Witnesses — James   Watt  and   Elijah   Hughes.  Lib.   22,   p.    63. 

1772,  Feb.  10.  Flower,  William,  of  Cape  May  Co.  "Ward.  Son  of 
William  Flower,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Benjamin  Ingrum 
[Ingram].  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Woolson;  both  of  said  Co., 
gentlemen.      Witnesses — Zeruiah   Hughes   and   Israel   Hughes. 

Lib.   14,  p.   506. 

1780,  Feb.  10.  Flye,  Mary,  of  Morris  Co.  Account  of  her  estate  by 
Jonathan  Coy,  Adm'r.     "Cash  paid  for  keeping  the  child,   £2." 

File  No.   509  N. 

1779,  April  21.  Foering,  Christian  Frederick,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret  Foering  and  Sebastian  Miller.  Fellowbondsman — 
Hendrick  Willson;   all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   22,   p.  38. 

1772,  Aug.  17.  Fogg,  Joseph,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Charles,  the  bed  that  he  has  in  his  use. 
Daughter,  Hannah  Walker,  silver  table  spoons.  Daughter,  Rebeckah 
Fogg,  silver  spoons  and  pewter  plates  marked  "I.  P.,"  and  pewter 
dishes  marked  "R.  F.,"  when  she  is  18.  Son,  Isaac,  £50.  Son,  Holme 
Fogg,  the  house  and  lot  where  I  live,  with  the  tanyard;  also  my 
other  lands.  Executors — son,  Holme  Fogg,  and  friend,  John  Holme. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Thompson,  Ebenezer  Brewster,  Benjamin  Holme, 
Jr.     Proved  Jan.  7,  1775. 

1774,  Dec.  30.  Inventory,  £168.0.11,  made  by  John  Dickeson  and 
William  Oakford.  Lib.  16,  p.  480. 

1778,  Feb.  14.  Fogg,  Samuel,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  daughter.  Pru- 
dence Fogg,  moveable  estate,  except  my  watch  and  case.  Daughter, 
Prudence,  and  her  brother,  Eliga  Fogg;  should  both  die  without  heirs, 
then  her  share  to  be  divided  between  my  wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my 
cousins,  Samuel  Stretch,  Luke  Stretch,  Rebacah  Baken,  Charles  Baken 
and  Hannah  Stretch.  Wife  to  have  profits  of  land,  till  my  son,  Eliga, 
is  14.  Son,  Eliga,  the  land  where  I  live,  and,  if  he  die,  then  my 
brother,  Edward  Fogg,  to  have  it.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and 
Aaron  Evins.  Witnesses — Charles  Bacon,  Jane  Keasbey,  Edward 
Bradway.     Proved  Jan.   24,  1779. 

1778,  April  10.  Inventory,  £964.13.6,  made  by  William  Bradway 
and   Edward  Bradway.  Lib.   21,   p.   62. 

1770,  April  20.  Fogg,  Sarah,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Sons,  Samuel  and  Joseph  P^'ogg,  all  my  lands,  and  they  are  to  pay 
£60  to  my  son,  Edward  Fogg,  when  he  is  21.  Daughters,  Elizabeth, 
Hannah,  Rebekka  and  Ann  Fogg,  personal  estate.  Executors — sons, 
Samuel  and  Joseph.  Witnesses  —  Jonathan  Stretch,  Elijah  Ware, 
Thomas  Sayre.      Proved   Feb.   12,   1771. 

1770,  May  9.  Inventory,  £434.17.3,  made  by  John  Stewart  and 
Thomas  Sayre.  Lib.   15,   p.   277. 


1777,  Aug.  1.     Folkes,  Thomas,  of  Chesterfield  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;   will  of.     Brother,   Isaiah   Folkes'   son,  Thomas   Folkes,   the   house 


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and  lot  in  Bordentown,  lying  between  Quicksel's  and  Jacob  L.a\vito's 
lots;  and  the  3-acre  lot  on  the  lower  side  of  the  back  street;  also  34 
acres,  near  the  Pharos,  at  Egg  Harbor;  also  my  great  Bible.  To  Ann 
Stackhouse,  a  bed.  Brother  Isaiah's  widow,  £10.  To  Mary  Tantum, 
my  still,  and  £16  her  husband  owes  me.  Sister  Mary's  daughter, 
Mary  Nutt,  £5.  Kinswoman,  Nancy  Thorn,  looking  glass.  John 
Thorn,  Thomas  Thorn,  Thomas  Folkes,  Alee  Boger  and  Ann  Stack- 
house,  the  rest  of  the  goods.  As  to  my  house  and  lot  in  Bordentown. 
where  Samuel  Shoards  lives,  if  Samuel  will  pay  £150,  my  E.xeciitor 
is  to  make  him  a  deed,  but,  if  he  will  not  pay  the  £150,  then  the 
Executor  is  to  sell  it.  Executor — my  kinsman,  Thomas  Thorn.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Bunting,  Jr.,  William  Bunting,  Abraham  Tilton.  i^roved 
Nov.    14,   1777. 

1777,  Oct.  31.  Inventory,  £662.15.0,  made  by  Isaiah  Robins  and  John 
Bunting,  Jr. 

1779,  Sept.  10.  Account  by  Executors.  House  and  lot  sold,  as  per 
directions  of  the  will,  for  £150.  Lib.  19,  p.   305;  Lib.  22,  p.  66. 

1770,  Dec.  17.  Folwell,  John,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  shop  keeper;  will  of.  Sons,  Nathan  and  Ivins  Folwell,  £20  each, 
when  21.  Daughter,  Hannah  Folwell,  £20,  when  18.  Wife,  Lydia, 
the  residue.  Executrix — wife,  Lydia.  Witnesses — Edward  ranco.-ist, 
James  Wills,  Joseph  Goldy.     Proved  May  29,   1771. 

1771,  May  15.  Inventory.  £366.17.10,  made  by  Edward  Pancou.st  and 
Joseph  Goldy.  Lib.  15,   p.   120. 

1777,  June  6.  Folwell,  Joseph,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Mary  Folwell  and  John  Folwell.  Fellowbondsman — William  Smith, 
Esq.,  all  of  Burlington  Co. 

1777,  June  6.  Inventory,  £221.19.9,  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and  lsa:ic 
Bunting.  Lib.   18,   p.   472. 

1770,  May  10.  Foord,  Mary,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  William  Foord,  son  of  my  son,  Samuel  Foord,  £40,  when  21. 
Grandson,  Foord  Cutter,  £20,  when  21.  Granddaughter,  Eunice  Cutter, 
£20,  when  18.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Cutter,  £20,  when  18.  Grand- 
daughter, Rachel  Cutter,  £20,  when  18.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth 
Foord,  daughter  of  my  son,  Samuel  Foord,  6  silver  teaspoons.  Grand- 
daughter, Mary  Parker,  £20,  when  18.  Daughters,  Mary  Heard  and 
Rachel  Manning,  the  rest  of  estate.  Executors — sons-in-law,  Na- 
thaniel Heard  and  Jeremiah  Manning.  Witnesses — Israel  Thornel, 
Lewis   Evens,   Reuben  Evens.     Proved   Nov.   13,   1773.  Lib.   L,   p.    31. 

1768,  Jan.  28.  Foord,  Xamiiel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  John  Foord,  all  my  lands,  allowing  my  brother,  Oswald 
Foord,  the  use  of  my  homestead,  during  his  life.  Son,  John,  and  my 
daughter,  Isabel,  now  wife  of  Ebenezer  Foord,  my  personal  estate. 
Executors — son,  John,  and  my  son-in-law,  Ebenezer  Foord.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Allward,  Joseph  AUward,  Nathaniel  Fitz  Randolph. 
Proved  April   1,   1774.  Lib.  L,   p.   133. 

1775,  Feb.  21.  Force,  Henry,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. ;  will  of. 
Nephew,  Benjamin  Wilson,  32  acres,  the  west  end  of  my  plantation 
I  live  on,  bounded  by  Robert  Clarkson,  John  Clarkson  and  the  high- 
way, when  he  is  21;  but,  if  he  die,  then  to  my  two  brothers,  Samuel 
and    Thomas.      Benjamin    is    to    pay    my    brother-in-law    John    Pike's 


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children  as  follows:  To  John  Pike,  £30;  to  Joseph  Pike,  £30;  to  Eliza- 
beth Denman,  daughter  of  John  Pike,  £20;  and  to  Elizabeth  Tucker, 
granddaughter  of  John  Pike,  and  daughter  of  Wessels  Tucker,  £20. 
Brother,  Thomas  Force,  the  rest  of  my  plantation,  bounded  by  Will- 
iam Codleir,  Ebenezer  Foster,  John  Clarkson  and  the  above  said 
Wilson,  and  contains  60  acres.  Thomas  is  to  pay  iny  brother,  Samuel, 
£180.  Executors — brother,  Thomas  Force,  and  my  cousin,  Benjamin 
\'\Mlson.  Witnesses — Robert  Clarkson,  John  Clarkson,  Elizabeth  Force. 
Proved  Aug.  30,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  264. 

1777,  Feb.  6.  Ford,  Hannah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  widow  of 
.John  Ford,  Esq.;  will  of.  My  husband  in  his  will  did  devise  to  the 
children  of  deceased  sons,  John  and  Jacob,  the  greater  portion  of  his 
estate,  more  than  to  his  daughters;  therefore,  to  do  justice  to  my 
children,  I  do  give  to  my  daughters,  Phebe  Phillips,  Sarah  Tuthill, 
Mary  Dunham  and  Jane  Tuttle,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate. 
Executors — sons-in-law,  Azariah  Dunham,  Samuel  Tuthill  and  Moses 
Tuttle.  Witnesses — Peter  Mackie,  Andrew  Whitehead,  David  Ford. 
Proved  Nov.   12,   1777.  Lib.  19,   p.  411. 

1777,  Jan.  15.  Ford,  Jacob,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  merchant; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah  Ford,  £1,000.  To  the  heirs  of  my  son,  Jacob, 
deceased,  persuant  to  the  directions  of  his  will,  dated  July  1st,  last, 
my  house  and  land  where  I  live,  except  what  is  given  to  the  sons  of 
my  eldest  son,  John,  deceased,  which  land  was  conveyed  to  iny  son 
Jacob,  by  deed  March  24,  1762.  To  my  grandsons,  the  children  of 
my  son,  John,  that  is  to  say,  to  Mahlon,  Chillion,  David  and  Nathan, 
the  lots  as  directed  in  his  will.  To  the  5  children  of  my  son,  Jacob, 
Timothy,  Gabriel,  Elizabeth,  Jacob  and  Phebe,  1/6  part  of  the  residue, 
and  to  the  4  sons  of  my  deceased  son,  John,  1/6  part.  Daughter, 
Phebe  Phillips,  1/6  part;  daughter,  Sarah  Tuthill,  1/6  part;  daughter, 
Mary  Dunham,  1/6  part,  and  daughter,  Jane  Tuttle,  1/6  part.  Execu- 
tors— sons-in-law,  Azariah  Dunham,  Samuel  Tuthill  and  Moses  Tuttle. 
Witnesses — Abraham  Ogden,  Joseph  Lindsey,  James  Lesley.  Proved 
Nov.  12,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.   406. 

1776,  July  1.  Ford,  John,  Jr.,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Tract  in  Pequanock  Township,  called  the  Long  Meadove,  held  in  part- 
nership with  Moses  Tuttle,  and  conveyed  to  us  by  my  father,  to  be 
sold;  also  the  forge  at  the  cut  lot.  Father,  Jacob  Ford,  200  acres  in 
Morristown,  which  was  conveyed  to  me  by  him  24  of  March,  1762. 
My  mother  to  enjoy  the  use  of  the  house  where  my  father  now  lives, 
and  the  said  200  acres.  My  wife,  £500,  and  the  rents  of  my  Mount 
Hope  estate.  Sons,  Timothy,  Gabriel  and  Jacob,  to  have  good  educa- 
tions, and  my  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Phebe,  to  have  a  good  English 
education.  Children,  Timothy,  Gabriel,  Jacob,  Elizabeth  and  Phebe, 
the  rest  of  my  estate,  as  they  arrive  to  age.  Executors — father, 
Jacob  Ford,  Esq.,  Rev.  Timothy  Johnes,  Samuel  Tuthill  and  Moses 
Tuttle.  My  wife,  daughters,  and  each  of  my  sisters  to  have  a  gold 
"morning"  ring.  Witnesses — John  Lindsly,  Eleazer  Lindsly,  Ebenezer 
Condict.     Proved  Nov.  13,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.  413. 

1780,  Feb.  18.  Fordina,  Samuel,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Eldest  son,  Jacob,  5  shillings.  Wife,  Margret,  all  real  and  personal 
estate  while  my  widow,  and  she  is  to  support  all  the  children,  except 
Jacob.     Sons,  John,  George  and  Samuel,   and  my  daughter,  Margaret, 


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personal  estate.  Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  friend,  Michael 
Willour.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Dilley,  George  Main,  Peter  Snook. 
Proved  Sept.  27,  1780. 

1780,  Aug-.  15.  Inventory,  £11.16.0,  made  by  Nathaniel  Pettit  and 
William  Stites.  Lib.  23,  p.  51. 

1771,  Jan.  19.  Forgson,  Rusnniinh,  of  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Youngest 
daughter,  Rosannah,  personal  goods.  Real  estate  to  be  sold.  Oldest 
daughter,  Martha,  20  shillings.  Rest  to  my  youngest  daughter,  to 
be  in  the  hands  of  my  Executors.  Executors — friends,  Samuel  Mc- 
Allwrath,  Ezra  Halsey  and  Joseph  Condict.  Witnesses  —  Thomas 
Guerin,  Samuel  Cosort,  Henry  Clark,  Jr.     Proved  March  18,   1771. 

Lib.   K,   p.    359. 

1779,  .Sept.  25.  Forlong,  Mathe'tv  Lewis,  of  Short  Hills,  Essex  Co., 
gentleman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  my  lands,  for  the  support 
of  the  family,  till  my  oldest  son,  Lawrance,  is  of  age,  or,  if  he  die, 
then  till  the  next  eldest  is  of  age;  and  then  she  may  have  the  use 
of  Ys  the  land.  Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  Rebekah,  Martha  and 
Eleanor,  each  one  cow,  \vhen  they  come  of  age.  Son,  Lawrence  Lewis 
Furlong,  and  my  2nd  son,  James  Lewis  Furlong,  and  Michael  Lewis 
Furlong,  all  my  lands.  Executors — friends,  Daniel  Dean  and  Isaac 
Reeve.  I  also  give  Lawrance  Furlong,  my  brother's  son,  £60.  Wit- 
nesses— James  Walsh,  Benjamin  Lyon,  Robert  Earle.  Proved  Oct. 
18,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.   100. 

1771,  Oct.  1.  Fornian,  Flizabeth,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  spinster.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Foster,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Swain,  Esq., 
both  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Zeruiah  Hughes  and  Humphrey  Hughes. 

1771,  Oct.  1.  Inventory,  £43,  made  by  Jacob  Richardson  and  Ezekiel 
Mulford.  Lib.  14,  p.   399. 

1771,  April  23.  Fornian,  Isaac,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Thomas,  my  lands;  and  to  his  son,  James, 
5  shillings,  and  no  more,  and  the  said  James  is  never  to  enjoy  any 
of  my  lands,  for  reasons  best  known  to  myself.  Son,  Thomas,  to  have 
my  negros,  John,  Job,  and  the  wench,  Deborah.  Daughter,  Elizabeth, 
the  wife  of  John  Evilman,  i^  of  the  household  goods.  Daughter, 
Susannah,  the  wife  of  Henry  Woodrow,  the  other  Vz.  Executor — son, 
Thomas.  "V^'^itnesses — Thomas  Hooton,  John  Hooton,  Joseph  Biddle, 
Jr.     Proved  Aug.  4,   1774.  Lib.   16,   p.   335. 

1774,  Nov.  29.  Forman,  John,  of  Kingwood  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Sherrerd,  of  Alexandria  Township,  and  Joseph 
King,  of  Kingwood  Township;  both  of  said  Co. 

1774,  Nov.  28.  Inventory,  £147.10.9,  made  by  Absalom  Runyan  and 
Philip  Cool. 

1794,  Feb.  5.     Account  by  Adm'rs.  Lib.  15,  p.  506. 

1775,  Jan.  8.  Forman,  William,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  blacksmith;  will  of.  My  mother,  Grace  Harris,  wife  of  Thomas 
Harris,  of  Kingwood  Township,  all  of  my  estate.  Executors — Lemuel 
Pierson,  of  Amwell,  blacksmith,  and  Daniel  Thatcher,  son  of  Jeremiah 
Thatcher.  Witnesses — George  Alexander,  Joseph  Smith,  Joel  Thomp- 
son.    Proved  Feb.  8,  1775. 

1775,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £75.18.7,  made  by  Joseph  Smith  and  Edward 
Thatcher.  Lib.  17,  p.  204. 


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1773,  April  5.  Forsyth,  Elizabeth,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Andrew  Forsyth,  of  Philadelphia.  Fellowbondsman — Josiah  Franklin 
Davenport,   of  City  of  Burlington.      Witness — Frank  Davenport. 

Lib.   14,   p.   524. 

1774,  .Sept.  14.  Forsyth,  John,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — William  Shreve  and  John  Thorne.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Chapman;  all  of  said  Co. 

1774,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £19.1.6,  made  by  John  Chapman  and  John 
Decow.     Sundry  g-oods  at  Peter  Kester's.  Lib.  15,  p.   523. 

1775,  Oct.  7.  Forsyth,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Lucre- 
tia  Forsyth  and  Mathew  Forsyth;  both  of  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas  Smith,  of  Burlington  Co. 

1775,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £556.3.5,  made  by  John  Chapman  and  Will- 
iam Shreve. 

1778,  July  29.  Account  by  Lucretia  Forsyth,  the  surviving  Adm'x. 
Cash  was  paid  to  Joshua  Forsyth,  Martha  Forsyth,  Apollo  Woodward, 
and  others.  Lib.  15,  p.  544;  Lib.  23,  p.  134. 

1779,  Sept.  29.  Forsyth,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  salt 
maker.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Campbell,  John  Hall  and  Thomas  Napier; 
all  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Rachel  Henderson  and  Thomas  Henderson. 

1779,  Oct.  8.  Inventory,  £3,705.11.5,  made  by  William  Jackson  and 
Garret   Longstreet. 

1782,  March  27.  Account  by  Thomas  Napier,  one  of  the  Adm'rs. 
Cash  paid  John  Campbell,  one  of  the  Adm'rs,  for  sundry  accounts, 
which  were  taken  by  the  enemy,  £72.17.3. 

Lib.   22,   p.   16;   Lib.   24,   p.   137. 

1777,  Feb.  18.  Forsytli,  Matthew,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  noncupative  will  of.  I  gave  to  my  cousin,  Jesse  For- 
syth, £10,  and  my  cousin;  Thomas  Forsyth,  meaning  his  brother  John 
Forsyth's  eldest  son,  is  well  enough  off.  To  my  brother,  John  For- 
syth's 3  youngest  children,  Samuel,  Susannah  and  John,  £15.  Brother, 
Joshua  Forsyth,  the  rest.  Witnesses — Samuel  Rogers,  Job  Malsberry, 
Mary   Bishop,   Samuel   Bunting.     Proved   Feb.   27,   1777. 

1777,  March  12.    Joshua  Forsyth  appointed  Adm'r,  with  will  annexed. 

1777,  Feb.  27.  Inventory,  £180.19.9,  made  by  Gervas  Pharo  and  John 
Chapman. 

1780,  Nov.   6.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.   18,  p.   140;  Lib.   23,  p.  211. 

1778,  July  29.  Forsyth,  Thomas,  Susannah  and  John,  of  Monmouth 
Co.  Wards.  Petition  of  Lucretia  Forsyth,  stating  that  she  has  4 
children,  Thomas,  Susannah,  Samuel  and  John,  who  have  estates,  and 
she  being  a  person  who  must  work  for  a  living,  prays  that  John 
Chapman   may   be  made  their  Guardian. 

1778.  July  29.     Natural  Guardian — John  Chapman,  until  they  are  14. 

Lib.  18,  p.   692. 

1776,  Jan.  13.  Foster,  Aaron,  of  Cumberland  Co.,  mariner.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Ephraim  Foster  and  Ezekiel  Foster;  both  of  Deerfleld;  said 
Co.,  yeomen.  Lib.  16,  p.  497. 


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1780,  Dec.  12.  Foster,  Andrew,  of  Bethlehem  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x  —  Mary  Foster.  Pellowbondsman  —  Joseph  Little; 
both   of  said   place.      Witness — Martha  Big-gar. 

1780,  Dec.  4.  Inventory,  £55.5.6,  made  by  Cornelius  Tunison  and 
Hugh  Scott.  Lib.   23,  p.   217. 

1779,  Dec.  24.  Foster,  Benjamin,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Martha  Foster,  use  of  all  my  estate,  and  she  may  dispose 
of  any  part  for  the  support  of  my  children.  I  also  give  her  my  negro 
girl,  Phillis,  and,  after  wife's  death,  to  my  tw^o  daughters,  Priscilla 
Foster  and  Hannah  Foster.  Son,  Benjamin,  plantation  where  I  live, 
of  140  acres;  also  salt  meadow,  joining  James  "Walker's  upland;  also 
1/^  of  a  salt  meadow  in  Woodbridge,  to  be  the  east  end,  joining  Jacob 
Sutton:  and  the  west  end  I  give  to  my  daughter,  Sarah  Turner,  wife 
of  Daniel  Turner,  if  said  Daniel  does  buy  the  farm  of  Robert  Ross, 
but  if  he  does  not,  then  I  give  the  whole  meadow  to  my  son,  Ben- 
jamin. Negro  man,  Tom,  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  g-iven  to  my  4 
children,  Benjamin,  Priscilla,  Hannah  and  Sarah.  Daughters,  Pris- 
cilla and  Hannah,  the  land  I  bought  of  Jonathan  Sharp,  in  New  Bruns- 
wick. Moveable  estate  to  my  4  children.  Executors— my  said  chil- 
dren. Witnesses — Mary  Dunham,  Abraham  Dunham,  Henry  Sutton. 
Proved  March   7,   1780.  Lib.   21,   p.   314. 

1777,  Jan.  14.  Foster,  E^lizabeth,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Daniel  Smith,  Esq.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Stites;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Jonathan  Foster  and  Richard  Stites. 

1777,  May  14.  Inventory,  £44.4.19,  made  by  David  Smith  and  Jotham 
Townsend.  Lib.    22,    p.   40. 

1777,  Jan.  10.  Foster,  Jonathan,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Foster.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Ogden;  both  of 
Deerfleld   Township,    said  Co.     Witness — Eden  Merseilles. 

1777,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £171.15.7,  made  by  Daniel  Ogden  and  Uriah 
Davies. 

1780,  Feb.    7.     Account   by   Hannah   Thompson,   late   Foster. 

Lib.    18,   p.   80;   Lib.   22,   p.    67. 

1777,  Jan.  30.  Foster,  Jonathan,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Hannah  Foster,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel  Stevens,  yeoman; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Thomas  Hand   and  Richard   Stites. 

1777,  Jan.  30.  Inventory,  £42,  made  by  Ezekiel  Stevens  and  Thomas 
Hand.  Lib.   22,   p.   41. 

1778,  March  26.  Foster,  William,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Josiah  Foster,  my  lot  at  Burlington,  of  about  I14 
acre;  also  80  acres,  being  part  of  that  tract  I  bought,  called  Alford 
Tract,  to  be  taken  off  of  said  tract  on  Choohawkin  road,  joining 
lands  that  I  sold  to  John  Kendal  and  William  Morgan;  also  20  acres 
now  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Burdin,  in  Salem  Co.  Son,  William,  the 
said  Alford's  Tract,  that  joins  land  I  sold  to  Robert  How  and  Penns 
Lane,  of  about  9G  acres.  Son,  Josiah,  the  east  part  of  the  land  where 
he  lives,  joining  Solomon  and  Jonathan  Haines.  Son,  William,  the 
rest  of  the  farm  where  I  live.  Sons,  Josiah  and  William,  the  cedar 
swamp  in  Burlington  and  Gloucester  Counties;  also  my  right  to 
unappropriated  lands.  Daughter,  Lydia,  £200.  I  have  given  to  my 
daughter,  Sarah,  and  her  children,  somewhat  of  my  estate,  but  I  give 


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them  the  following:  To  my  granddaughter,  Hope,  the  wife  of  John 
Allen,  £100,  and  to  my  granddaughter,  Beulah  Wells,  £100,  and  to  my 
granddaughter,  Hannah  Wells,  £50,  and  to  my  grandson,  Enoch  Wells, 
£50,  and  to  my  grandson,  Josiah  Wells,  £50,  and  to  my  grandson,  John 
Wells,  £5,  and  Josiah  is  to  have  his  when  he  is  21.  The  children  of 
my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  deceased,  have  been  provided  for,  therefore 
I  pass  on  to  other  matters.  To  Evesham  Particular  Meeting,  £30.  To 
Piles  Grove  Particular  Meeting,  £20.  Daughters,  Hannah,  Mary, 
Martha,  Abigal,  Phebe  and  Lydia,  the  rest  of  my  lands  in  Salem  and 
Gloucester  Counties,  that  I  bought,  being  the  late  estate  of  John 
Alford,  Esq.;  also  house  and  3  lots  near  Mount  Holly.  Executors — 
sons,  Josiah  and  William.  Witnesses — Edward  Darnel,  Benjamin 
Haines,  William  Rogers,  Isaac  Evans.     Proved  Nov.  31   (?),  1778. 

1778,  Nov.  23.  Inventory,  £4,647.16.4,  made  by  Isaac  Evans  and 
William  Rogers.  Lib.   20,   p.   106. 

1778,  April  2.  Fowler,  Benjamin,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  Joseph  Ozbourn,  farm  where  I  live,  when  21,  which  has 
been  conveyed  by  me  to  my  daughter.  Rations  Ozbourn,  the  mother 
of  said  Joseph.  Son-in-law,  Thomas  Simmons,  £50,  provided  he  and 
his  wife  do  demand  it  within  7  years.  To  the  sons  and  daughters 
of  my  daughter,  Freelove  Simmons,  the  residue,  as  they  are  of  age. 
Executors — John  Brookfleld  and  Thomas  Miller.  Witnesses — Gideon 
Riggs,   Jedediah  Frost,   Samuel  Carter.     Proved  Oct.   18,   1779. 

1779,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £1,430.17.10,  made  by  Job  Brookfleld  and 
Samuel  Oliver.  Lib.  20,  p.  329. 

1775,  April  10.  Fowler,  Joseph,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Susannah  Fowler.  Fellowbondsman — William  Bedell;  both 
of   said   place.     Witness — John   Doughty.  Lib.   M,   p.   36. 

1778,  Sept.  30.  Fox,  David,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Margaret  Fox.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Parker  and  Garrit 
Vanneman;   all   of  said  Co. 

1778,  Aug.  21.  Inventory,  £278.2.6,  made  by  Thomas  Parker  and 
Garrit  Vanneman.  Lib.   16,   p.   528. 

1772,  April  17.  Fox,  Ephraini,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Fox,  of  said  place,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — 
Stephen  Clark,  of  said  place.  Esquire. 

1772,  April  7.  Inventory,  £94.3.1,  made  by  William  Dalles  and  David 
Shepherd.  Lib.  14,  p.  509. 

1776,  Oct.  16.  Fox,  John,  of  Manington  Township,  Salem  Co.,  mar- 
iner; will  of.  Brother,  Isaac  Fox,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  when 
21,  and,  if  he  die,  then  to  my  brothers  and  sisters,  Abraham,  Jacob, 
George  and  Sophia  Johns,  wife  of  Joshua  Johns.  Now  intending  to 
better  my  fortune,  I  have  shipped  myself  on  board  the  Black  Brig 
Privateer,  now  flting  out  in  Philadelphia,  belonging  to  the  Independ- 
ent State  of  America,  to  fight  against  her  insulting  enemies.  Execu- 
tors— Elisha  Bassett  and  Abraham  Miller.  Witnesses — Isaac  Davis, 
Thomas  Knowles,  Sarah  Bassett.     Proved  May  29,  1777. 

1777,  May  29.  Inventory,  £63.3.3,  made  by  Elijah  Cattell  and  Isaac 
Davis.  Lib.   19,   p.   94. 


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1773,  May  8.  Franklin,  James,  of  Woolwich,  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Lydia  Franklin.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  James,  yeoman; 
both  of  said  place.     Witness — Joseph  Roberts. 

1772,  April  21.  Inventory,  £132.8.2,  made  by  William  Guest  and 
James  Mathews. 

1772,  Oct.   6.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.   14,  p.  504;  Lib.   15,  p.  508. 

1774,  July  20.  Franklin,  John,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £7  yearly,  and  the  house  that  joins  the 
sawmill,  and  one  acre  of  land.  The  sawmill  and  grrist  mill,  to  be 
rented  out,  till  the  rents  will  pay  Jacob  Spicer  for  the  money  I  owe 
him  for  land  where  both  stand,  and  one  acre  of  land,  joining-  Jacob 
Gosling;  which  mills  and  land  I  give  to  my  grandson,  John  West, 
when  of  age.  If  John  have  no  heir,  then  to  be  the  property  of  my 
eldest  son.  One  hundred  acres  of  pine  land  and  cedar  swamp,  joining 
Still  Run  and  Jonathan  Fisher's  mill  tract,  to  be  sold.  My  Landing 
on  Mantua  Creek  to  be  sold;  and  the  money  to  be  paid  to  my  children. 
Son,  Joseph,  negro  Tob,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughter  (his  sister), 
Ann,  £10.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Tomling,  £10.  Sons,  James,  Jeremiah 
and  John,  my  mill.  Executor — friend,  Jacob  Spicer.  Witnesses — 
George  Cook,  Benjamin  Liddon,  John  Richards.     Proved  Aug.  12,  1775. 

Lib.  17,  p.  211. 

1773,  Aug.  18.  Frazee,  Edward,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Sons,  Benony  and  Jonathan,  the  land  that  is  between  Amos 
Morse  and  the  mill  pond  one  way,  and  between  the  country  road  and 
the  house  where  I  dwell  the  other  way,  and  all  the  land  between 
these  2  lines,  one  of  which  is  along  line  of  George  Frazee  and  Daniel 
Terrill,  and  the  other  begins  where  Stephen  Borrows  and  I  join 
corners  in  Daniel  Terrill's  line,  all  of  xyhich  is  to  be  divided  between 
them  when  Jonathan  comes  of  age,  and,  till  then,  my  wife,  Catharine, 
shall  have  the  use  of  it.  Sons,  James  and  Richard,  the  land  that  I 
bought  of  John  Clason,  also  the  lowland  at  the  northwest  end  of  my 
plantation,  between  Rahw^ay  River  and  the  bank,  when  Richard  comes 
of  age.  Son,  George,  the  rest  of  my  land.  Daughters,  PoUey,  Cath- 
arine and  Rebekah,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  when  they  are  18.  Execu- 
tors— my  brother,  George  Frazee  and  James  Frazee.  Witnesses — 
Foster  W^illiains,  Daniel  Skinner,  Samuel  Luke.     Proved  Oct.  25,   1773. 

1773,  Oct.  27.     Inventory,  made  by  John  Marsh  and  Steven  Burrows. 

Lib.   L,    p.    28. 

1787,  Nov.  4.  Frazee,  Isaac,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  my  moveable  estate.  Eldest  son, 
Isaac,  55 1/2  acres  of  land,  which  I  bought  of  David  Stewert  and  War- 
ner Tucker;  also  land  by  Thomas  Acken's  corner,  and  Isaac  shall 
provide  for  his  mother.  Son,  Jonas,  the  rest  of  my  land,  and  he  is  to 
provide  for  his  mother.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  my 
son,  Samuel,  a  bed.  Daughters,  Marget  Pamely,  Mary  Harris  and 
Hannah  Hinds,  the  moveables,  after  my  wife's  death.  Executor.s — 
my  wife,  and  my  son,  Isaac.  Witnesses — Isaac  Clark,  Philip  Chans- 
lar,  James  Stell  Coberly.     Proved  March  9,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   351. 

1777,  April  24.  Frazee,  Isaac,  of  Westfleld,  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  £40,  and  the  use  of  the  land  joining 
my  brother,  Jonas  Frazee,  till  my  son,  John,  is  21.  Son,  Isaac,  £400, 
and  the  use  of  that  place  where  he  lives  during  the  term  I  have  hired 


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it  of  Zachariah  Davis.  Son,  Levy,  70  acres  of  land,  of  tlie  southwest 
end  of  my  lot  where  I  live,  being  by  land  of  Mathias  Hetfleld,  John 
Acken  and  Jacob  Davis.  Son,  John,  the  rest  of  my  lands,  when  21. 
Daughters,  Susanah  and  Mary,  2  chests.  Daughters,  Susanah,  Mary, 
Margret  and  Rachel,  the  rest  of  personal  estate,  when  they  are  18. 
If  my  wife  refuse  to  comply  with  what  I  have  given  her,  then  my  2 
youngest  daughters,  Margret  and  Mary,  that  was  born  of  her  body, 
shall  have  no  more  than  5  shillings.  Executors — friend,  William 
Darby,  and  my  son,  Isaac.  Witnesses — Jacob  Noe,  Samuel  Hicks, 
John  Scudder.     Proved  May  14,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  470. 

1777,  Oct.  20.  Prazee,  Jonas,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William 
Darby.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Clark;  both  of  said  Co.,  farmers. 
Witness — Sarah   Kirkpatrick. 

1777,  Oct.  18.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Prazee,  widow  of  Jonas 
Frazee,    in   favor   of   Williarn   Darby.      Witness — Isaac   Clark. 

1777,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £294.19.5,  made  by  Isaac  Clark  and  John 
Darby.  Lib.  18,  p.  626. 

1770,  Dec.  4.  Frazee,  Joseph,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Grandson,  Aaron  Prazee,  10  shillings.  Wife,  Mary,  all  that 
was  left  to  her  in  her  father's  will.  Son,  Elisha,  five  shillings.  Son, 
John,  five  shillings.  Son,  Cornelius,  five  shillings.  Son,  Henry,  5 
shillings.  Daughters,  Sarah  and  Mary,  the  wives  of  William  Davis 
and  William  Hall.  Executor — William  Darby,  Jr.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Line,   Jr.,    Susannah   Littell,   Henry   Davis.      Proved   Peb.    5,    1772. 

1772,  Peb.  3.  Inventory,  £146.14.11,  made  by  Recompence  Stanbery 
and  David  Miller.  Lib.  K,  p.  398. 

1776,  May  29.  Freeman,  Benjamin,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Tomkins.  Pellowbondsman — 'Thomas  Preeman;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.    M,    p.    30. 

1780,  Oct.  23.  Freeman,  Benjamin,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Joanna  Preeman  and  Cyrus  Dehart;  both  of  said  Co.         Lib.  24,  p.  23. 

1776,  April  2.  Freeman,  Charity,  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Niece,  Prudence  Hatfield,  £50.  Negro  man,  Benjamin,  to  be  free. 
Nephew,  Samuel  Poi-ce,  rest  of  my  personal  estate.  Executor — said 
Samuel  Porce.  Witnesses  —  Joseph  D  Camp,  John  Moore,  Hannah 
Moore.     Proved  June  7,  1778. 

1776,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £140.3.4,  made  by  Joseph  Willis  and  David 
Brant.  Lib.  20,  p.  225. 

1776,  May  27.  Freenian,  Henry,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co. ;  will 
of.  Wife,  Isabel  Preeman,  plantation  where  I  dwell,  during  her  life. 
Daughter,  Abigal  Warrik,  and  her  husband,  £8.  Daughter,  Ann  Bird, 
and  her  husband,  £8.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Alexander,  £8.  Daughter, 
Lucy  Howell,  £8.  Daughter,  Conzada,  some  household  goods.  Grand- 
son, Lot,  a  horse,  when  he  is  21,  and,  if  he  behaves  well,  he  may  live 
with  my  son,  Edward.  Son,  Edward,  my  plantation.  Executors — son, 
Edward,  and  Jonah  Parks.  Witnesses — Malakiah  Bonham,  William 
McClean,  Grace  Harris.     Proved  June  20,  1776. 

1776.  June  18.  Inventory,  £191.7.5,  made  by  John  Taylor  and  William 
McClean.  Lib.    17,   p.   373. 


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1771,  March  25.  Freeman,  Isaac,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  goods  to  the  amount  of  £50,  and  use  of  other  goods 
that  are  to  be  used  on  the  land.  Goods  that  are  for  her  use  to  be 
divided  among  mj'  children,  except  daughter,  EUinor,  who  has  had 
her  share.  Son,  Abraham,  to  whom  I  gave  a  lot  of  land,  which  he 
has  sold,  £20.  Son,  Isaac,  land  I  bought  of  Micajah  Dunn.  Son, 
Ashbell,  30  acres  of  land,  that  my  father  gave  me,  to  be  taken  off  the 
lower  end  that  joins  Thomas  and  Jaines  Edgar.  My  sons,  William 
and  Henry,  the  rest  of  the  land  my  father  gave  me.  Son,  Jonathan, 
the  home  plantation,  on  the  north  side  of  the  road  where  I  live. 
Daughter,  Elinor,  £5.  Granddaughter,  Sarah  Moores,  the  daughter 
of  my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  in  lieu  of  the  goods  and  clothing  of  her 
mother,  which  are  in  my  possession,  £30,  when  she  is  18.  If  she  die 
her  share  is  to  be  for  my  daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Hannah. 
Daughter,  Mary,  £30,  when  18.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £30,  when  18.  Daugh- 
ter, Hannah,  £30,  when  18.  Sons,  Isaac,  Ashbel,  William  and  Henry, 
each  2  cows,  a  horse  and  6  sheep,  as  they  are  21.  Wife,  Sarah,  use 
of  lands  and  goods,  till  children  come  of  age.  Land  I  bought  of 
Gayon  Eddy  to  be  sold.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  friend  and 
brother,  Isaac  Tappen.  Witnesses — Isaac  Freeman,  Jr.,  James  Free- 
man.    Proved  Jan.   2,   1778. 

1777.  Inventory,  £469.4.9,  made  by  Charles  Jackson  and  William 
Cutter. 

1777,  April  1.  Inventory,  £16.3.4,  of  part  of  the  estate,  made  by 
Daniel  Shotwell  and  Samuel  Moore.  Lib.  18,  p.  637. 

1777,  July  18.  Freeman,  Jonathan,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.     Adm'r — James  Bonny. 

1777,  July  17.     Inventory,   £407.10.1.  Lib.   18,  p.   617. 

1762,  July  24.  Freeman,  Martha,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  I  give  all  my  lands  in  New  London,  or  New  England,  to  my  two 
sons,  Alexander  Freeman  and  Isaac  Freeman,  and  my  grandson,  Henry 
Freeman,  son  of  my  son,  Alexander  Freeman.  Grandson,  John  Free- 
man, son  of  my  son,  Henry  Freeman,  20  shillings.  Daughter,  Charity, 
gold  rings.  Daughters,  Martha  and  Charity,  my  riding  chair.  Grand- 
daughter, Martha  Freeman,  daughter  of  my  son,  Henry  Freeman,  a 
bed.  Rest  of  estate  to  my  4  daughters,  Sarah,  Elizabeth,  Martha  and 
Charity.  Executors  —  son,  Alexander  Freeman,  and  my  daughter. 
Charity  Freeman.  Witnesses  —  Daniel  Shotwell,  James  Freeman, 
Joseph  Shotwell,  Jr.  Signed  Martha  Freeman,  with  a  seal.  "I  assin 
over  my  rite  to  the  within  ritten  will."  Signed  "William  McDaniel." 
Witnesses — Joseph  Thorp,   Susana  Austin.      Proved   Dec.    6,   1775. 

1775,  Dec.  6.  Adm'r — Isaac  Freeman,  with  will  annexed,  of  Martha 
McDaniel,  late  Martha  Freeman.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Shotwell; 
both  of  Woodbridge.  Lib.   L,   p.   282. 

1772,  July  9.  Freeman,  Philip,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Edward  Freeman,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  John  Stites 
as  his  Guardian. 

1772,  July  9.     Guardian — John  Stites,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co. 

Lib.  K,  p.  441. 

1777,  July  8.  Freeman,  Samuel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  W^ife,  Mary,  £100.  The  salt  meadow  I  bought  of  Joseph  Shotwell, 
and    V2    of   the   land   I   bought   of   William   Stone,    and   a   salt   meadow 


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which  was  devised  to  me  by  my  father,  Henry  Freeman,  all  to  be 
sold.  Granddaughter,  Hannah,  £12;  granddaughter,  Catharine,  £12; 
granddaughter,  Elizabeth,  £12;  they  being  the  daughters  of  my  son, 
Jonathan,  deceased.  The  rest  of  the  money  from  the  sale  of  the. 
above  lands  to  be  given  to  my  grandsons,  Samuel  Stone  Freeman  and 
James  Freeman,  sons  of  my  son,  Jonathan,  deceased.  Plantation 
where  I  live,  and  2  parcels  of  salt  meadow  in  Raway  Meadows,  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  divided  among  my  grandsons,  Samuel,  Jedadiah 
and  Henry,  who  are  sons  of  my  son,  James,  deceased,  but,  if  my 
daughter-in-law,  Catharine,  the  widow  of  my  son  James,  should  bear 
him  another  child,  then  it  is  to  have  its  share.  Grandson,  Samuel, 
son  of  my  son  James,  deceased,  the  house  and  lot  I  bought  of  Isaac 
Bonnel,  Sheriff  of  Middlesex  Co.,  when  21.  Personal  estate  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  to  be  divided  among  my  daughters,  Sarah  Force, 
Mai-y  Pain  and  Rachel  Tucker,  and  my  grandchildren,  the  children 
of  my  daughter,  Hannah  Frazee,  deceased,  and  my  grandchildren,  the 
children  of  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Morris,  deceased.  The  other  i^ 
part  of  that  land  I  bought  of  William  Stone  to  be  sold,  and  the  money 
given  to  my  grandsons,  Samuel  Stone  Freeman  and  James  Freeman, 
sons  of  my  son  Jonathan,  deceased,  Samuel,  Jedediah  and  Henry 
Freeman,  three  of  the  sons  of  my  son  James,  deceased,  when  they 
are  21.  Executors — friends,  James  Bonney  and  James  Fitz  Randolph. 
Witnesses — Samuel  Force,  Jr.,  David  Edgar,  Joseph  D  Camp.  Proved 
Feb.  23,   1778. 

1778,  Feb.  4.  Inventory  made,  but  names  of  appraisers  not  given. 
Bonds  and  notes  were  against  the  following  persons:  Jonathan  Free- 
man, Robert  F.  Randolph,  David  Alston,  Lewis  Morris,  John  Freeman, 
John  Payne,  John  Tucker,  Noah  Crane,  Isaac  Thorn,  James  Freeman, 
Jr.,  Matthias  Baker,  Thomas  P.  Force,  Henry  Force,  James  Bonney, 
Morris  Frazee  and  Benjamin  Shotwell.  Lib.   19,   p.   491. 

1770,  March  26.  Fries,  Johannis,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  John  Henry  Fries,  5  shillings.  To  Martines  Fries  and 
John  Crease,  the  whole  tract  of  land,  to  be  divided  among  Caty 
Snider,  Elea  Snider,  Martines  Freas,  Marebi  Fries,  John  Henry  Freas. 
Son,  Adam,  £2.  Son,  John,  £2.  Daughter,  Mary  Fries,  £1.  Children, 
Caty  Snyder,  John  Henry  Fries,  Else  Snider,  Mertines  Fries,  Mer- 
rebes  Fries,  Caty  Fries,  Adna  Fries,  Mary  Fries,  John  Fries,  Philip 
Huffman,  Anne  Huffman,  the  rest.  Executors — Martines  Fries  and 
John  Creasy.  Witnesses — Reuben  Whitelock,  John  Harris,  William 
Honnywell.     Proved  May  8,   1771. 

1771,  April  29.  Inventory,  £90.8.6,  made  by  William  Dall  and 
William  Cool. 

1775,  May  13.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  15,  p.  113;  Lib.  15,  p.  545. 

1774,  May  16.  Frie-sburgh,  Daniel.  Petition  of  Jacob  Friesburgh, 
desiring  administration  on  estate  of  said  Daniel  Friesburgh.  It  is 
ordered  that  letters  be  granted  unless  cause  is  shown  to  the  contrary 
by  June  13th  next  by  James  Grey.  Theodorus  Van  Dyck  or  Nicholas 
Hoffman  said  to   be  Executors.  Lib.   16,   p.   189. 

1775,  April  3.  Frost,  Abner,  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  cordwainer; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah  Frost,  a  lot  of  land  and  various  goods,  and 
she  is  to  support  Naomi  and  Sarah  Frost,  daughters  of  Abner  Frost. 
The  land  joining  to  Samuel  Meeker,  Jr.,  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Pru- 
dence,   £15.      Son,   Jedediah,   and   his   son,   Josiah,   the   rest   of  my   real 


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estate,  at  the  death  of  my  said  wife,  and  my  daughters,  Naomi  and 
Sarah.  Executor — Samuel  Meeker,  of  Spring-fleld.  Witnesses — iThomas 
Willis,   Stephen  Woodruff.     Proved  Jan.   14,   1778. 

1777,  Dec.  2.  Inventory,  £82.15.0,  made  by  Stephen  Woodruff  and 
John  Clark,  3rd.  Lib.  18,  p.  680;  Lib.  20,  p.  126. 

1775,  May  10.  Fry,  Henry,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  My  wife  to 
have  the  clock  and  bed.  Then  the  rest  is  to  be  sold,  and  she  is  to 
have  Vs  part.  Gabriel  Fry  to  have  £3.  Johannes  Fry  to  have  £3. 
William  Fry  to  have  £10.  Children  of  Abraham  Lukens  to  have  an 
equal  share,  and  also  the  children  of  Joseph  Smith,  in  behalf  of  their 
mother,  as  also  Abraham  in  behalf  of  his  mother.  Johannes  Fry  to 
have  the  large  Bible.  Henry  Lus  to  have  £5.  Casper  Kan,  £5.  Execu- 
tors— John  Wortman  and  Cornelius  Lane.  Witnesses — Peter  Coshen, 
Peter  Wortman,   "^Villiam   Finley.     Proved  May  4,    1776. 

1776,  April  13.  Inventory,  made  by  the  Executors.  (Will  translated 
from  the  Dutch.)  Lib.   L,   p.   246. 

1773,  June  7.  Pry,  Thomas,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester. 
Int.  Adm'rs — John  Gill,  Isaac  Kay,  Thomas  Redman,  of  Newton 
Township,  and  Robert  Mattocks,  of  Gloucester  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Fellowbondsman  —  Joseph  Nicholson,  of  Gloucester  Township. 
W^itness — Constantine  Lord. 

1773,  June  7.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Fry,  widow  of  Thomas 
Fry,  yeoman,  in  favor  of  John  Gill,  Isaac  Kay,  Robert  Mattax  and 
Thomas  Redman.     Witnesses — Jacob  Clement  and  Joseph  Hillman. 

1773,  June  28.  Inventory,  £208.6.2,  made  by  Joseph  Nicholson  and 
Benjamin  Bate. 

1775,  May  3.     Account  by  Adm'rs.  Lib.  15,  p.  508;  Lib.  15,  p.  535. 

1771,  Aug.  2.  Fulkerson,  F^lixabeth,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Being 
the  widow  of  Johannes  Fulkerson.  To  the  children  of  Williams 
Elsworth  (son  of  my  brother,  Christopher  Elsworth),  £100.  To  the 
children  of  Maria  Mansfield  (daughter  of  my  sister,  Sarah),  £100. 
To  Mary  Van  Vark  (daughter  of  my  niece,  Anna  Maria  Van  Vark), 
£50.  Nephew,  Simon  Beasted,  of  New  York  City,  the  obligation  he 
gave  me.  To  Blandina  Van  Nortwyck  (the  wife  of  Wilhelmas  Van 
Nortwyck),  my  apparel.  Executors — friends,  Samuel  Staats  Coeyeman 
and  Jacob  Van  Norstrand.  Witnesses — Francis  Brasier,  Hendrick 
Vroome,  Hugh  Blackball.     Proved  Aug.  23,  1771.  Lib.  K,  p.   369. 

1780,  Feb.  11.  Fulkerson,  Fulker,  of  Bedminster  Township,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adni'r — Cornelius  Fulkerson.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Fulkertson;  both  of  said  Co.,  farmers. 

1780,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £1,195.8.6,  made  by  Caleb  Jeffers  and 
James  Whaeling.  Lib.   22,   p.   23. 

1770,  Dec.  12.  Furnian,  Jane,  of  Western  Piecinct,  Somerset  Co., 
spinster;  will  of.  Son,  Zedekiah  Pettit,  £1.  Grandson,  Benjamin 
Pettit,  the  son  of  my  son,  Zedekiah,  £1.  House  and  lot  where  I  live 
to  be  sold,  and  the  money  to  be  "given  to  my  son,  Obadiah  Pettit,  who 
is  to  have  one  part,  and  another  part  to  be  given  to  my  grandchildren, 
Sarah  Pettit,  Jesse  Pettit,  Isaac  Pettit  and  Jane  Pettit,  who  are  the 
children  of  my  son  Zedekiah,  and  the  other  part  to  my  brother, 
Nowell  Furman  and  his  sons,  Isaac  and  Nowell.  Granddaughter, 
Jane    Pettit,    daughter    of   my    son,    Zedekiah,    the    rest    of    my    goods. 

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Executors — Henry  Berrian  and  John  Scott  Cooper.  Witnesses — 
Oakey  Stephenson,  Gabriel  Furman,  John  Hedges.  Proved  Aug-.  18, 
1773. 

1773,  May  29.  Inventory,  £49.11.11,  made  by  Joseph  Olden  and  John 
Hedges.  Lib.  L,  p.   18. 

1771,  Sept.  14.  Fiirnian,  .Tonathnii,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary,  all  the  goods 
she  brought  with  her.  Son,  Robert,  20  shillings.  Son,  Richard,  20 
shillings.  Children,  Richard,  Daniel,  Joshua,  Elizabeth  Bills,  Sarah 
Furman  and  Mary  Furman,  the  money  from  the  sale  of  lands.  Execu- 
tor.s — sons,  Richard  and  Robert.  Witnesses — Stephen  Laning,  Ger- 
shum  Moore,   Daniel   Laning.     Proved   Dec.   29,    1779. 

1779.  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £3,263.11.0.  made  by  Henry  Cook  and 
Joseph  Tindall.  Lib.  21,  p.   270. 

1772,  Jan.  7.  Furman,  Jonathan,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Anna  Furman.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Shaw,  Sr. ;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Israel  Hughes  and  John   Foster. 

1772,  April  27.  Inventory,  £103.8.6,  made  by  Henry  Hand  and  George 
Stites.     Legacy  from  his  sister,   Eliz.   Furman,   adjudged   at  about  £6. 

Lib.   14,   p.   508. 

1778,  Jan.  6.  Furman,  Samuel,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Sons, 
Samuel  and  John,  plantation  where  T  live,  when  John  is  18.  Daugh- 
ters, Abigail,  Elizabeth,  Mary,  Margaret  and  Sarah,  £250.  My  son, 
Samuel,  shall  give  my  3  youngest  children,  Margaret,  John  and  Sarah, 
support  till  they  are  16.  Executors — son,  Samuel,  brother,  William, 
and  friend,  John  Johnson.  Witnesses — ^Isaac  Furman,  Burgoon  Up- 
dike, Joseph  Olden.     Proved  Jan.   2,   1779. 

1778,  Dec.  24.  Inventory,  £845.15.0,  made  by  Joseph  Olden  and 
Burgoon  Updike.  Lib.   20,  p.   167. 

1772,  May  J).  Ganiage,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph 
Price.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Dennis,  Jr.;  both  of  Shrewsbury,  said 
Co.     Witnesses — John  Borden  and  Joseph  Price,  Jr.         Lib.  K,  p.  413. 

1749,  July  17.  Gamble,  William,  of  Dublin,  Ireland,  merchant;  will 
of.  AVife,  Mary,  £500.  To  the  two  oldest  children  of  my  son,  .Tohn, 
£200,  which  were  begot  on  the  body  of  Jane  Marshal.  My  oldest 
daughter,  Margaret  Shurbock,  5  shillings.  Son,  John,  5  shillings,  my 
estate  in  Pennsylvania,  and  in  Sallam  Co.,  near  Philadelphia,  being 
1,750  acres,  and  to  his  heirs  of  the  body  of  Jane  Marshall;  and  John 
shall  give  to  my  son,  William,  a  note  for  £100;  William  being  my 
2nd  son.  Third  son,  Francis,  £200.  Youngest  son,  Thomas,  £200. 
Daughter,  Grizell  Gamble,  £200.  Youngest  daughter,  Francess  Gam- 
ble, £200.  Daughter,  IMary  Gamble,  wife  of  Joseph  Bagnall,  5  shill- 
ings. Daughter,  Ellinor  Gamble,  wife  of  Michael  Mitchell,  5  shillings. 
Grandson,  Simion  Chirlock,  £50.  Grandsons,  William  and  Samuel 
Bagnal,  £50.  Granddaughters,  Mary  and  Margaret  Mitchell,  £50.  To 
my  4  (?)  married  children,  Margaret  Sherlock,  Mary  Bagnall,  Ellinor 
Mitchell.  Jane  Marshall,  Allis  Gamble,  £10  apiece.  Executors — rwife, 
Mary,  and  Samuel  Shirlock,  in  Back  Lane,  founder.  Witnesses — 
Robert  Moore,   Henry  Jackson,   David   Collins.     Pruved   Nov.   29,   1773. 

Lib.   35,   p.   303. 


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1774,  Jan.  14.  Gammon,  William,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Gammon,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Scott,  yeoman; 
both  of  Trenton,  said  Co.     Witness — Thomas  Pryor,  Jr. 

1774,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £6.6.0,  made  by  Thomas  Scott  and  Isaac 
Brittin.  Lib.   15,   p.   512. 

1772,  Jan.  24.  Gandy,  Aaron,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Abiiah  Gandy,  the  west  side  of  my  land;  and  the  upper  piece 
of  cedar  swamp,  lying-  in  Tockwock.  Son,  Moses,  the  east  side  of  my 
land.  My  other  piece  of  land  and  marsh,  called  Ogden's  Marsh,  to 
be  sold.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  V2  of  this  part,  where  I  live,  both  house, 
orchard  and  land,  while  my  widow,  and  %  the  moveable  estate. 
Daug-hter,  Elishaba  Hult,  £5.  To  Ahiiah,  my  cane.  To  Moses,  my  gun. 
Daughter,  Hannah  Gandy,  the  rest  of  my  moveable  estate,  when  21. 
Executors — friends,  Joseph  Ogden  and  William  Dollis,  Jr.  Witnesses 
— Dan   Lore,   Anna  Lore,    David   Shepherd.      Proved   March   10,    1773. 

1773,  March  4.  Inventory,  £151.2.3,  made  by  David  Shepherd  and 
William   Dalles.  Lib.    16,   p.   82. 

1776,  April  23.  Gandy,  Abijah,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Mary,  the  use  of  plantation  to  bring  up  my  children.  Oldest  son. 
Henry,  the  plantation,  at  his  mother's  decease,  or  the  lower  part. 
Son,  Abijah,  25  acres,  across  the  upper  part.  Son,  Shepherd  Gandy, 
£10,  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Deborah  Gandy,  £5,  when  of  age.  My 
2  youngest  sons  to  be  bound  out  to  trades,  according  to  an  agree- 
ment that  was  made,  if  my  son-in-law  lives  with  his  mother  till  he 
is  of  age.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  Nathan  Shepherd.  Witnesses 
— Gideon  Heaton,  Anna  Lore,  Tabitha  Shepherd.  Proved  March  12, 
1777. 

1777,  March  12.  Inventory,  £151.5.2,  made  by  Gideon  Heaton  and 
Hosea  Shepherd.  Lib.   18,   p.   156. 

1772,  Nov.  13.     Gandy,  David,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland  Co., 

i  yeoman;  will  of.     To  three  oldest  sons,  Thomas,  David  and  Ephraim, 

I  all   my   lands.      Wife,    %    my   moveable   estate,    and   her   living   on   the 

I  place.     Three  youngest  children  to  have  £50.     Executors — James  Dia- 

1  ment  and  David  Whitecar.     Witnesses — Ellas  Smith,  Henry  Garrison, 

f  Jude    [Judith]    Garrison.     Proved  Aug.   17,   1775. 

t  1775,    July    27.      Inventory,    £132.18.2,    made    by    John    Daniels    and 

I  Timothy   Elmer. 

[■  1777,  May  5.     Account  by  David  Whitecar.     Cash  paid  Rachel  Gar- 

I'  rison,   Naomi  Hewit,   Dan  Lore,   Abijah   Gandy,  Jonathan  Lore,   Sarah 

I:  Joslin,  Mary  Nixson,  Catharine  Gandy,  John  Garrison,  James  Benson, 

I;  David    Garrison.      Paid    Nathan    Daniels,    towards    the    support    of    3 

I'  children,  which  testator  ordered  to  be  put  out,  £13.12.6.     For  bringing 

h.  up  an  infant  of  but  2  years  old,  till  it  can  be  put  out  clear  of  expence, 

f  £24.      Paid    Mary    Davis,    for    support   of   another   child,    from    5   years 

li  old,  till  the  same  arrives  at  age  of  18,  £12. 

•;  Lib.   17,   p.   229;   Lib.   18,   p.   469. 

i       1774,  Feb.  23.     Gandy,  Moses,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland  Co. 

'  Ward.  Son  of  Aaron  Gandy,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian — 
Silas  Newcomb.  Fellowbondsman — John  Daniels;  both  of  Fairfield, 
said  Co.,  yeomen.  Lib.  15,  p.  514. 


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1776,  Dec,  26.  Gandy,  Moses,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Planta- 
tion to  be  sold.  Brother,  Abijah,  £2.  Sister,  Elishabe  Hewet,  £15. 
Sister,  Hannah  Gandy,  £15.  Overplus  to  be  divided  among  Elishabe 
Hewet's  daughter,  Mary  Hewet,  and  my  brother,  Abijah  Gandy's  3 
sons,  Henry,  Abijah  and  Shepherd  Gandy.  Executors — Dan  Lore  and 
David  Lore.  Witnesses — Ann  Shepherd,  Anna  Lore,  George  Taylor. 
Proved   March   12,    1777. 

1777,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £13.6.3,  made  by  Alban  Davis  and  Thomas 
Campbell. 

1780,  Aug.  9.     Account  by  Dan  Lore.     Lib.  18,  p.  168;  Lib.  24,  p.  171. 

1771,  Nov.  20.  Gandy,  Samuel,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Mary,  %  of  my  estate.  Eldest  son,  David  Gandy,  the  tract  where  I 
live,  when  he  is  21;  also  %  of  a  cedar  swamp  that  joins  the  swamp 
of  my  brother,  Thomas  Gandy,  and  John  Townsend.  Second  son, 
Aaron,  %  the  said  swamp;  and,  at  age  of  14,  to  be  put  to  apprentice 
to  my  brother,  John  Gandy,  to  learn  the  shoe  maker's  trade.  Young- 
est son,  John  Gandy,  other  %  of  said  swamp.  Daughter,  Easter 
Gandy,  to  have  1^/^  year  schooling.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  my 
brother,  John  Gandy.  The  land  I  bought  of  Jacob  Spicer  to  be  sold. 
My  brother,  John  Gandy,  to  have  the  use  of  that  part  of  the  house 
in  which  he  lives,  till  my  son,  David,  is  21.  Executors — my  wife, 
Mary,  and  brother,  John  Gandy.  Witnesses — Henry  Young  Town- 
send,   Azariah  Pain,  Joseph  Smith.     Proved  March  30,   1772. 

1772,  March  18.  Inventory,  £147.13.8,  made  by  John  Townsend  and 
Joseph  Corson.  Lib.   16,   p.   1. 

1772,  Jan.  31.  Gano,  Stephen,  of  Hillsborough  Township,  Somerset 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Barent  Rynierse,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman 
— John  Shuurman,   of  Middlesex  Co. 

1772,  Feb.  6.  Inventory,  £28.9.2,  made  by  Abraham  Voorhees  and 
Johannls  Demott.  Lib.   K,   p.   380. 

1769,  Aug.  11.  Gardenler,  Andrias,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  My  only  son,  Hendrick  Gardenier,  %  of  the  farm  where 
I  live,  he  paying  to  my  granddaughters,  as  shall  be  hereafter  named. 
The  other  Vs  of  my  land  to  my  3  grandsons,  Hendrick  Virselus, 
Andrias  Virselus  and  Dorus  Virselus,  when  they  are  21.  If  my 
daughter,  Asena  Virselus,  and  my  son,  Hendrick,  cannot  agree,  then 
she  is  to  have  a  house  built  on  my  grandson's  land.  Hendrick  is  to 
pay  £100  to  my  granddaughters,  Isena  and  Mary  Hogebome.  My 
other  2  granddaughters,  Margret  and  Itea  Virselus,  each  to  have  a 
bed  and  2  cows.  Executors — son,  Hendrick,  and  my  cousin,  Jacob 
Mattison.  Witnesses — James  Mattison,  Jr.,  Hendrick  Hogeland,  Jr., 
John  Mattison.      Proved  April   19,   1771. 

1771,  April  2.  Inventory,  £281.15.3,  made  by  Thomas  Atkinson  and 
Joseph  Moore. 

1775,  Dec.  6.  Account  by  Jacob  Mattison.  Paid  John  Popeman's 
wife's  legacy,  £30.10.10.  Paid  Mary  Hogebome's  legacy,  £34.10.10. 
Paid  Margaret  Virselius'  legacy,  £29.10.10.  Paid  Itea  Virselius'  legacy, 
£29.10.10. 

1775,  Dec.  6.     Renunciation  by  Hendrick  Gardener.       Lib.  15,  p.  137. 

1780,  June  6.  Gardiner,  Thomas,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r  —  Thomas  Matthews  Gardiner.  Fellowbondsman  —  John 
Phillips;   both  of  said  place. 

1780,  July  28.  Inventory,  £60.6.6,  made  by  James  Craft  and  Isaac 
Healings.  Lib.  23,  p.  206. 


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1772,  March  22.  Garison  [Garretson],  Noah,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Garretson,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate, 
during-  life.  Son,  Elijah,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  he  paying-  to  my 
son,  James  Garretson,  5  shillings,  and  to  my  son,  Samuel,  £10.  My 
son,  James,  is  to  have  the  care  of  the  plantation,  that  no-vv  belongs 
to  Noah  Garrison,  so  far  that  my  son  Elijah  shall  not  sell.  Executors 
— wife,  Mary,  and  my  son,  James.  Witnesses — John  Baker,  Hannah 
Brandeth,   Joshua  Garretson,   Isaac   Willets.      Proved   March   16,    1774. 

1774,  March  16.  Adm'r — Samuel  Garretson,  yeoman,  with  will 
annexed.  Fellowbondsman — John  Willets,  Sr. ;  both  of  Cape  May  Co. 
Witnesses — John   Goldin  and   Hugh  Hathorn, 

1773,  June  9.  Inventory,  £138.11.4%,  made  by  Isaac  Willits  and 
Hugh  Hathorn.  Lib.  17,  p.  172. 

1779,  April  16.  Garner,  Benjamin,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r  —  Christopher  Longstreet.  Fellowbondsman  —  Joseph  Snyder; 
both  of  said  place. 

1779,  April  5.  Inventory,  £420.19.3,  made  by  Lawrence  Poole  and 
Joseph   Snyder.  Lib.   M,   p.    88. 

1767,  Feb.  13.  Garrabrants,  Cornelius,  of  Gemonepa,  Bergen  Co., 
farmer;  will  of.  Son,  Garrabrant  Garrabrants,  £5,  as  he  is  the  eldest 
son.  Son,  Cornelius,  farm  I  live  on,  after  marriage  or  death  of  my 
wife,  Jannatie.  Daughters,  Marratie,  the  wife  of  Hartman  Vreeland, 
Catherine,  the  wife  of  Hendrick  Kuyper,  and  Neltie,  the  wife  of 
Garret  Banta,  £350.  Son,  Garrabrant,  the  farm  where  he  lives  at 
Second  River.  Son,  Peter,  the  lot  where  he  lives  at  Raritan.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Cornelius  and  Peter.  Witnesses — David  Mathews,  Cor- 
nelius  Van   Vorst,   John   Van   Home.      Proved    March    14,    1774. 

Lib.  L,  p.  122. 

1775,  Aug;.  15.  Garretson,  Garret,  of  Upper  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co.; 
will  of.  Sister  Phebe  Golden,  all  real  and  personal  estate.  Execu- 
trix— my  said  sister.  Witnesses — Samuel  Garretson,  Japheth  Hand, 
Lovica  Terry.     Proved  Sept.  6,  1775. 

1775,  Aug.  26.  Inventory,  £112.1.7,  made  by  Hugh  Hathorn  and 
Samuel  Garretson.  Lib.  17,  p.  250. 

1773,  April  20.  Garretson,  James,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  my  lands  and  estate,  and,  after  her  death, 
to  my  son  not  yet  named,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughter,  Elizabeth 
Garretson,  £10.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my  friend,  Isaac  Town- 
send,  and  they  are  to  sell  the  tract  of  100  acres  on  Peck's  Beach. 
Witnesses — Joseph  Edwards,  Isaac  Willets,  Amos  Ireland.  Proved 
March   16,   1774. 

1774,  March  10.  Inventory,  £145.12.7,  made  by  John  Baker  and  John 
Golden.  Lib.   17,   p.   174. 

1775,  Aug.  14.  Garretson,  Martha,  of  Upper  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co.; 
will  of.  Granddaughter,  Rachel  Butler,  a  heifer.  Son,  Garret  Garret- 
son, and  daughter,  Phebe  Golden,  ^  of  the  estate  of  Jacob  Garretson, 
as  devised  to  me.  Executors — said  son.  Garret,  and  daughter,  Phebe. 
Witnesses — Japhet  Hand,  Jeremiah  Perkins,  Lovica  Terry.  Proved 
Sept.   6,   1775. 

1775,  Aug.  26.  Inventory,  £68.2.8.  made  by  Hugh  Hathorn  and 
Samuel  Garretson.  Lib.   17,  p.  248. 


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1772,  Deo.  10.  Garretsoii,  Rem,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Easther,  all  the  use  of  all  the  lands  that  I  have  any  right  to,  either 
by  g-ift  or  heirship;  and,  at  her  marriage  or  death,  then  to  my  daugh- 
ters, Martha  Garretson  and  Easter  Garretson.  If  my  wife  have  a 
son,  then  the  land  is  to  go  to  him.  My  wife  and  Eli  Eldredge  are  to 
be  Guardians  of  my  children.  Executors — my  wife,  and  Eli  Eldredge. 
Witnesses — 'Archibald  Hughes,  Caleb  Aydelott,  Hannah  Stites.  Proved 
April  30,   1773. 

1773,  April  22.  Inventory,  £308.6.11,  made  by  Isaac  Willets  and 
John  Baker.  Lib.  17,  p.   36. 

1775,  Feb.  27.  Garrison,  Abraham,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  My  plantation  where  I  live  to  be  sold.  I  am  obliged  by  the 
will  of  my  father  to  pay  certain  legacies  to  my  brothers,  which  I 
order  to  be  paid,  out  of  said  land  that  is  to  be  sold,  and  the  rest  of 
money  given  to  my  daughter,  Lydia.  Wife,  Abigail,  all  my  goods 
and  live  stock.  Executors — John  Mall,  of  Deerfleld,  and  my  wife, 
Abigail.  Witnesses  —  Joseph  Smith,  Mark  Bowen,  Enoch  Green. 
Proved  March  4,   1775. 

1775,  March  3.  Inventory,  £48.6.8,  made  by  Joseph  Smith  and  Mark 
Bowen. 

1779,  Oct.  23.  Account  by  Margret  Mall,  Adm'x  of  John  Maul,  who 
was  Executor  of  Abraham  Garrison.  Prom  sale  of  land,  £60.  Paid 
March  15,  1779,  Abigail  Garrison,  £39.         Lib.  17,  p.  121;  Lib.  22,  p.  68. 

1770,  Oct.  27.  Garrison,  Daniel,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ester,  rents  of  my  lands  till  my  son,  Daniel,  is  20. 
Son,  Daniel,  all  my  lands,  except  that  called  twelve  rod  and  Sasbery 
Point,  which  I  give  to  my  daughter,  Phebe  Garrison.  Executors — 
wife,  Easter,  and  my  friend,  Charles  Green.  Witnesses — John  Grahm, 
Abigail  Copner,   Samuel   Baker.     Proved  Jan.   31,   1772. 

1772,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  £280.3.6,  made  by  Henry  Sparks,  Jr.,  and 
Thomas  Thackery.  Lib.   15,  p.   428. 

1773,  April  20.  Garrison,  Daniel,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Daniel  Garrison,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward, 
having  lands  devised  to  him  by  his  father,  makes  choice  of  John 
Congleton  as  his  Guardian. 

1773,  April  20.  Guardian — John  Congleton.  Pellowbondsmen— 
Allen  Congleton  and  James  Wright;  all  of  Penns  Neck  Township, 
said  Co.,   yeomen.  Lib.    14,   p.   541. 

1778,  Dec.  18.  Garrison,  Elizabeth,  of  Pitts  Grove  Township,  Salem 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Son,  Ephraim  Garrison,  all  my  lands  and  cedar 
swamp.  Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Jemima,  20  shillings  to 
each.  Granddaughter,  Ruhannah  Soper,  20  shillings.  Son,  William 
Garrison,  5  shillings.  Son,  Joseph  Garrison,  5  shillings.  Son,  Isaac 
Garrison,  5  shillings.  Grandson,  Isaac  Bateman,  5  shillings.  Grand- 
sons, Ephraim  Garrison  and  Daniel  Garrison,  each  a  calf  and  a  sheep. 
Granddaughter,  Hannah  Garrison,  a  bed.  Son,  Ephraim  Garrison,  to 
find  me  clothing,  food,  and  all  that  is  necessary  during  my  life,  and 
at  my  death  I  give  him  my  moveable  effects.  Executor  —  son, 
Ephraim  Garrison.  Witnesses — Henry  Kandle,  Mary  Kandle,  Adam 
Moore.     Proved  June  18,   1780. 

1780,  May  23.  Inventory,  £636.8.0,  made  by  Isaac  Burrough  and 
Henry  Kandle.  Lib.  24,   p.   157. 


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1772,  Nov.  21.  Garrison,  Esther,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Sarah  Dunn,  a  saddle  and  horse.  Grandson,  Eben- 
ezer  Casey,  £10,  when  21.  The  rest  of  my  estate,  as  left  by  my  last 
husband,  I  give  to  my  daughters.  Amy  Casey,  Sarah  Dunn  and  Febe 
Garrison.  Executor — my  brother,  Thomas  Thackery.  Witnesses — 
Margaret  Pennington,  George  Embly,  William  Stretch.  Proved  Dec. 
2,   1772. 

1772,  Nov.  30.  Inventory  £385.2.3,  made  by  Andrew  Standly  and 
David   Edmisson.  Lib.    16,   p.   22. 

1766,  Nov.  17.  Garrison,  Jacob,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Son,  Cornelas,  10  shillings.  Son,  John,  my  lands 
and  moveable  estate.  Daughters,  Dabborah  and  Jarusha,  5  shillings. 
Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — Mary  Bragg,  John  Bragg,  John 
Reppes.     Proved  Jan.   11,   1774,  by  Mary  Nixon,   late  Mary  Bragg. 

1775,  Jan.  5.  Inventory,  £97.11.7,  made  by  William  Dalles  and 
Hosea  Shepherd.  Lib.    17,   p.    1. 

1776,  Sept.  3.  Garrison,  John,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecka,  %  of  my  moveable  estate.  Daugh- 
ter, Sary,  £3.  Daughter,  Nancy,  £3.  Daughter,  Prudence,  that  part 
of  the  home  place  lying  on  the  southwest  side  of  the  road  that  comes 
out  of  Turkey  Point.  Daughter,  Jean,  the  other  part.  Daughter, 
Elener,  50  acres  on  the  head  of  Bear  Swamp,  Gravely  Run.  Brother 
Henry's  2  sons,  Isaac  and  Henry,  50  acres  on  head  of  Bare  Swamp, 
Gravely  Run.  Daughters,  Sary,  Nancy,  Prudance,  Jean  and  Elener, 
my  salt  meadow.  Executors — David  Page  and  Daniel  Read.  Wit- 
nesses— Job  Glassby,  Edward  Shropshire.     Proved  June  18,   1777. 

1776,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £97.19.8,  made  by  William  Mason  and 
Joseph  Whitecar.  Lib.  18,  p.  504. 

1778,  Feb.  7.  Garrison,  Kuth,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph  Dayton.  Fellowbondsman — Ephraiin  Harris,  Jr.;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Ruth  Elmer. 

1778,  April  16.  Inventory,  £84.2.0,  made  by  John  Bower  and  James 
Harris. 

1779,  March  9.  Account  by  Freelove  Daten,  Executrix  of  Joseph 
Daten,  late  of  Fairfield  Township,  who  was  Adm'r  of  Ruth  Garrison, 
of  same  place,  deceased.  Lib.  16,  p.  523;  Lib.  20,  p.  3. 

177J5,  Dec.  27.  Garthwait,  Henry,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Jeremiah,  to  pay  my  debts  and  funeral  charges,  out  of 
what  is  given  to  him.  Sons,  William,  Henry,  James  and  Jeremiah, 
my  apparel.  Daughter,  Rebecca,  the  wife  of  Isaac  Halsey,  my  fur- 
niture. Son,  Jeremiah,  the  rest  of  the  personal  estate,  and  10  acres 
of  land,  as  the  saine  is  now  in  fence,  being  part  of  a  tract  which  I 
purchased  of  Jacob  Brookfleld,  and  it  adjoins  land  of  Ephraim  Sayre 
and  the  highway;  and  the  rest  of  the  said  tract  I  give  to  son,  William. 
Son,  Jeremiah,  my  land  where  I  live,  which  I  bought  of  Samuel  Miller, 
except  4  acres,  which  I  give  to  my  son,  James.  I  also  give  Jeremiah 
land  which  I  bought  of  Isaac  Schillinger,  and  which  joins  land  for- 
merly bought  of  Samuel  Miller.  Son,  Henry,  li^  acre  of  salt  marsh, 
near  Elizabeth  Town  Creek,  to  be  taken  off  the  salt  meadow,  which 
I  have  in  Elizabeth  Town  Creek,  and  said  li/^  acre  is  to  join  land  of 
Cornelius  Hetfleld,  Esq.  To  son,  Jeremiah,  the  rest  of  said  meadow. 
Son,    Henry,    land    that   I    bought    of   Nathaniel   Crane    and    Nathaniel 


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Mitchel,  of  33  acres,  except  4  acres  that  joins  Jonathan  IMiller  at  the 
east,  which  4  acres  I  give  to  my  son,  William.  Son,  James,  the  house 
and  land  where  he  lives,  near  the  Barracks;  also  land  and  tan  vats, 
which  I  boug-ht  of  Isaac  Schillinger;  also  4  acres  to  be  taken  off  the 
west  part  of  my  land  lying  on  the  north  side  of  the  road,  before 
given  to  son  Jeremiah,  and  the  4  acres  are  to  join  George  Mitchel; 
but  he  is  to  pay  £30  to  my  son  Jeremiah,  being  what  Jeremiah  paid 
for  him  to  John  Dennis;  and  he  is  to  discharge  a  bond  on  which  my 
son,  "William,  is  bound  as  security  unto  John  Spinning.  Sons,  William, 
Henry,  James  and  Jeremiah,  as  tenants  in  common,  all  my  salt  marsh 
in  Elizabeth  Town  Great  Meadows.  Executors — Sons,  William  and 
Jeremiah.  Witnesses— •James  Crane,  Jr.,  Jacob  Crane,  Jr.,  Calb  Crane. 
Proved   March   2,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   380. 

1777,  Nov.  8.  Garwood,  l;<amuel,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  use  of  household  goods,  and, 
after  her  death,  to  my  4  daughters,  Sarah,  Jaruse,  Lueresey  and 
Tabitha.  Son,  Midion,  is  to  provide  a  room  for  my  wife,  and  I  give 
her  £50.  Sons,  Noah  and  Midion,  my  lands  at  Ech  Pilluck.  Son, 
Midion,  the  house  and  land,  and  also  the  land  that  I  bought  of  Caleb 
Borton,  all  making  70  acres.  My  cedar  swamp  in  Gloucester  Co. 
near  a  swamp  called  Machetineing,  and  a  swamp  a  small  distance 
from  it,  to  my  sons.  Eldest  son,  Obed,  £50.  Son,  Hezekiah,  £100. 
Executors — sons,  Noah,  Hezekiah  and  Midion.  Witnesses — Japheth 
Garwood,  Isaiah  Garwood,  Susannah  Garwood,  Jr.  Proved  Aug.  20, 
1778. 

1778,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £696.10.4,  made  by  John  Cox  and  Jacob 
Hollinshead.      Also   household   goods  given   to   the  widow,   £123.10.0. 

1781,  June  16.     Account  by  Noah  Garwood,  acting  Executor. 

Lib.  20,  p.  203;  Lib.  23,  p.  211. 

1772,  Dec.  14.  Garwood,  Thomas,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary  Garwood,  widow  of  said  Thomas,  and  Daniel  Garwood; 
both  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Zachariah  Rossell,  of  North- 
ampton Township,  said  Co. 

1772,  Dec.  21.  Inventory,  £245.2.3,  made  by  Thomas  Shinn  and 
Daniel  Stratton. 

1775,  April  28.  Account  by  Daniel  Garwood  and  Mary  Jones,  late 
Mary  Garwood,  the  Adm'rs.  Lib.  14,  p.  517;  Lib.  15,     p.548. 

1773,  Aug.  20.  Gaskill,  Jacob,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Susanah,  various  goods.  Son,  Aaron, 
10  shillings.  Son,  Job,  rest  of  personal  and  real  estate,  he  paying 
to  my  wife  £10  yearly.  Daughter,  Salany  Evans,  £15.  Daughter, 
Sarah  Lishman,  wife  of  Henry  Lishman,  £10.  Grandson,  Moses  Gas- 
kill,  £10.  Executors — son,  Job,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Joseph  Lamb. 
Witnesses — John  Monrow,  Stacy  Budd,  Joseph  Goldy.  Proved  Sept. 
13,   1773. 

1773,  Sept.  13.  Inventory,  £209.2.2,  made  by  Thomas  Budd  and  John 
Goldy.  File  No.  9405  C. 

1777,  Jan.  23.  Gasklll,  Job,  of  Northampton  Township,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  All  that  was  bequeathed  to  my  mother  by  my  father 
Is  to  remain.  Wife,  Martha,  my  real,  while  my  widow,  to  bring  up 
my  child  or  children.  Son,  Jacob,  when  he  comes  of  age,  to  have 
the  place  I  live  on,  north  of  the  creek;  and  if  the  child  that  is  to  be 


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born  is  a  boy,  he  is  to  have  the  part  south  of  the  creek,  but  if  it 
happen  to  be  a  girl,  Jacob  is  to  pay  her  £100.  Executors — Jacob 
Woolston,  and  my  wife,  Martha.  Witnesses — Joseph  Butterworth, 
George   Crockford,    William   Gamble.      Proved   May    3,    1777. 

1777,  April  30.  Inventory,  £375.8.9,  made  by  John  Goldy  and  Beriah 
Taylor.  Lib.   18,   p.   228. 

1776,  Sept.  10.  Gaston,  John,  of  Bedminster  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  a  bed.  Eldest  son,  William  Gaston,  a 
horse.  Son,  Joseph,  a  horse  and  £10.  Son,  John,  a  colt.  Real  estate 
to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my  wife  and  all  my  children  that 
I  now  have;  that  is  in  8  parts.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  Rev.  Jeremiah 
Halsey  and  Alexander  McEowen.  Witnesses — Thomas  Berry,  George 
Schamp,   Samuel    Whitaker.      Proved   Oct.    14,   1776. 

1776,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £2,050.4.2,  made  by  Elias  Vanderveer  and 
Alexander   Kirkpatrick.  Lib.    18,    p.    1. 

1777,  March  31.  Gaston,  Joseph,  of  Bernardstown,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margrete,  £200,  and  she  may  live  on  the  place  until 
it  is  sold.  Grandsons,  William  Gaston  and  Joseph  Gaston,  £40  to 
each,  when  21.  Grandchildren,  children  of  my  son,  John,  namely, 
John,  Stephen,  Elizabeth,  Israel  and  Margrete,  £50,  which  is  to  be 
paid  to  their  mother,  the  widow  of  John,  deceased,  and  to  be  paid 
to  them  when  21.  Son,  Robert,  £130,  out  of  which  he  has  received 
£79  by  payment  of  his  bond  to  Mary  Lefferty.  Son,  Joseph,  £130. 
Grandchildren,  Joseph,  William  and  John,  who  are  the  sons  of  David 
Chambers,  £10  to  each,  when  21.  Son  Robert,  son  Joseph,  daughter 
Martha  Patterson,  daughter  Margaret  Kirkpatrick  and  daughter, 
Prusilla  McCain,  the  remainder.  Executors — sons  Robert  and  Joseph 
and  friend  David  Kirkpatrick.  Witnesses — John  Roy,  Robert  Helm, 
William  Roy,   Elizabeth  Roy.      Proved    [no  date]. 

1777,  April  11.  Inventory,  £292.14.3,  made  by  John  Roy  and  Robert 
Helm.  Lib.   18,   p.   577. 

1771,  Sept.  24.  Gauntt,  Zebolon,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel  Gauntt,  5  shillings.  Wife, 
Sophia,  and  my  daughter,  Mary  Gamble,  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
during  the  life  of  my  wife.  Daughter,  Mary  Gamble,  all  my  real 
estate.  Executors — my  wife,  and  daughter,  Mary  Gamble.  Witnesses 
— T^^illiam  Bishop,  Ruth  Webb,   William  Fox.      Proved  April   16,   1772. 

1772,  April  8.  Inventory,  £50.3.6,  made  by  William  Fox  and  Thomas 
Antram.  Lib.   14,   p.  504;   Lib.   15,   p.   435. 

1768,  Augr.  6.  Gerhart,  Jacob,  of  Lebanon,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth  Gerhart,  all  my  estate  w^hile  my  widow.  Son,  Jacob, 
has  had  £150.  Daughters,  Elsa  Anderson,  Margret  Sinith,  Mary  Dils, 
Ana  Pekle,  each  to  have  £40.  Sons,  Jury  and  William,  my  dwelling 
place,  and  the  place  where  Jury  lives.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth, 
and  son.  Jury.  Witnesses — David  Fetter,  Jacob  Hummer,  Jacob 
Himry.     Proved  Sept.  6,  1773. 

1773,  Sept.  2.  Inventory,  £86.1.10,  made  by  Jacob  Hommer  and 
Adam  Hummer.  Lib.  16,  p.  191. 

1775,  Jan.  28.  Gerretse,  Hendric  G.,  Acquacanock,  Essex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Annatie,  all  the  land  and  moveables,  which  was 
willed  to  her  by  her  father,  Marinus  Vanwinkle.     Oldest  son,   Garrit 


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Gerretse,  £3.  My  third  oldest  son,  John  Garrltse,  £100,  when  21. 
Youngest  son,  Abraham,  my  house  and  10  acres,  joining  Peter  Paul- 
usse.  Sons,  Garrit  and  Marinus,  rest  of  real  esate.  Executors — 
Robert  Drummond,  Michael  Freeland  and  my  wife,  Annatie.  Wit- 
nesses— Peter  Garretse,  Stephen  Ryder,  Nicholas  Roche.  Proved 
May  13,   1775.  Lib.  L,  p.   396. 

1776,  Sept.  3.  Gerretson,  Stephen,  of  Middlebush,  Somerset  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Rem,  £5.  Rest  of  personal  and  real  estate  to  my 
wife,  Fammetye,  and  all  my  children,  born  and  unborn.  Executors — 
brother.  Garret  R.  Garritson,  of  Millstone,  and  my  brother-in-law, 
Abraham  Dumont,  of  North  Branch,  both  of  said  Co.  Signed  Stepen 
Gerretson  and  Pamity  Gerritson.  Witnesses — Abraham  Voorhees, 
Abraham   Voorhees,    Jr.,   John    Voorhees.      Proved   April    29,    1777. 

1777,  April  25.  Inventory,  £1,337.10.3,  made  by  Lucas  Voorhees, 
Samuel   Gulick   and  Abraham  Voorhees.  Lib.   18,   p.   524. 

1774,  June  8.  Gibbins,  Jonathan,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  £5  a  year.  Son,  David,  £10.  Executors — 
sons,  Nathan,  and  Ezekiel.  Said  Executors  are  to  recover  all  my 
lands  to  which  I  am  entitled  as  heir  to  my  father,  Mordecai  Gibbins, 
and  my  elder  brothers,  Richard  and  Benjamin  Gibbons,  late  of  Middle- 
town  in  IMonmouth  Co.,  deceased,  and,  after  paying  the  above  legacies, 
I  give  14  of  the  remainder  to  my  4  daughters,  Esther,  Sarah,  Rachel 
and  Rebekah,  and  the  rest  to  my  2  sons,  Nathan  and  Ezekiel.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Bullock,  Joseph  Willits,  Abraham  Chapman.  Proved 
March  6,  1775. 

1775,  March  1.  Inventory,  £6.8.10,  made  by  Joseph  Willits  and 
Abraham  Chapman.  Lib.   17,   p.   202. 

1776,  July  16.  Gibbon,  Grant,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
Johnson.      Fellowbondsman — John  Mason;   both   of  said   Co. 

Lib.   16,   p.   499. 

1776,  Dec.  10.  Gibbon,  John,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  hatter;  will  of.  Wife,  Esther,  personal  estate.  Daughters,  Han- 
nah and  Rachel,  £100  each,  when  21.  My  land  in  Cumberland  Co., 
known  as  Mount  Gibbon,  to  my  sons,  Nicholas,  Ephraim,  Leonard  and 
Edmond,  and  my  2  daughters.  Executors — Jonathan  Elmer,  Abijah 
Holme,  and  my  wife,  Esther,  and  sons,  Nicholas,  Ephraim  and  Ed- 
mond.    Witnesses — Enoch  Moore,  Constant  Smith. 

1779,  June  2.  Rachel  Moore,  widow  of  Enoch  Moore,  says  that  the 
name  is  in  his  handwriting.  Also  Rebeckah  Sheppard,  late  widow  of 
Constant  Smith,  says  that  it  is  the  writing  of  her  late  husband,  as 
witness  to  the  will.  Probate  to  Esther  Holme  and  Nicholas  Gibbon, 
as  Executors,  same  date. 

1778,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £2,661.5.10,  made  by  Thomas  Maskell  and 
Joel  Fithian.  Lib.   21,  p.   193. 

1777,  Dec.  23.  Gibbon,  Mason,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Leonard  Gibbon,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — John  Wood.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Ananias  Sayre;  both  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  said  Co. 
Witness — Martha  Wood.  Lib.  18,   p.   693. 

1773,  Sept.  25.  Gibbon,  Rebelcah,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co. 
Ward.     Daughter  of  Leonard  Gibbon,  of  said  place,  gentleman.    Guar- 


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dian — Joseph   Sayre.      Fellowbondsman — •Ananias   Sayre:    both   of   said 
place.  Lib.   14,  p.  542. 

1777,  June  27.  Gibson,  John,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Thomas  Carney,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Kitts;  both  of  said 
place,  yeomen. 

1777,  May  21.  Inventory,  £83.4.5,  made  by  Thomas  Carney  and 
John  Summerl.  Lib.  16,  p.  508. 

1771,  Jan.  9.  Gibson,  Joseph,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph  Gibson,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  he 
paying-  the  legacies.  Grandchildren,  James,  Joseph,  Jonathan,  Gideon, 
Samuel,  John,  Ann  and  Elizabeth  Gibson,  and  Rebecca  Jones,  Joshua, 
John  and  Joseph  Tomson,  and  Joseph  Mecom,  £10  each,  when  they 
are  21.  Executor — son,  Joseph.  Witnesses — James  Cooper,  Benjamin 
Clk  Cooper,  James  Mickle.     Proved  Sept.   15,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.   227. 

1773,  April  2.  Giilord,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  bed,  cow,  etc.  Rest  of  personal  and  real 
estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Lydia,  £500.  Cousin,  John  Burdge,  son  of 
Joseph  Burdge,  Jr.,  £16,  when  21.  Sisters,  Zilphe,  Hannah  and  Phebe, 
the  rest  of  estate.  Executors — brothers-in-law,  Joseph  Burdge  and 
Joseph  Bartlet.  Witnesses — Lewis  Morris,  William  Stilwell,  Joseph 
Throckmorton.     Proved  April  13,   1773. 

1773,  April  14.  Inventory,  £33.4.0,  made  by  Mathias  Vankirk  and 
Joseph  Burdge,  Jr.  Lib.  K,  p.  546. 

1772,  Sept.  14.  Gilbert,  Caleb,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughters,  Hannah,  Abigail  and  Martha,  all  my  real  and  personal 
estate.  Executors — Samuel  Huntington,  Josiah  Peirson  and  David 
Rogers.  Witnesses — Thomas  Eagles,  Jr.,  Hannah  Peirson,  Nathaniel 
Farrand.     Proved  Jan.  1,  1773.  Lib.  K,  p.  517. 

1777,  March  31.  Gill,  John,  of  Woolwich,  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
All  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  divided  among 
my  wife,  Zillah  Gill,  and  my  children,  John,  Magdelen,  Mathew, 
Washinton;  except  the  house  and  lot  now  rented  to  Peter  Hunter, 
with  10  acres  of  meadovsr.  Children  to  be  paid  when  they  come  of 
age.  Executors — wife,  Zillah,  and  my  brother,  Mathew  Gill.  Wit- 
nesses— James  Miller,  James  Lord,  Priscilla  Angelo.  Proved  April 
14,    1777. 

1777,  April  11.  Inventory,  £846.15.4,  made  by  Isaac  Zane  and  John 
Rambo.  Lib.   18,  p.  279. 

1771,  May  25.  Gill,  Mary,  of  Chester,  Burlington  Co.,  widow;  will 
of.  Son,  William  Wallace,  my  wagon,  plough,  harrows,  and  ferry  flat, 
with  the  anchor,  chain,  etc.  Son,  Phillip  Wallace,  £100,  and  a  calf. 
Son,  Samuel  Wallace,  £100,  and  a  calf.  Daughter,  Mary  Wallace, 
calico,  and  the  tea  kettle  and  putter,  that  she  has  in  her  chest. 
Daughter,  Sarah  Wallace,  a  colt,  and  the  pewter  that  is  marked  with 
her  name,  and  £5.  Executors — my  son,  William  Wallace,  and  Abra- 
ham Allen.  Witnesses — John  Cox,  Edward  Darnel.  Proved  June  29, 
1772. 

1772,  June  25.  Inventory,  £425.1.1,  made  by  John  Cox  and  Enoch 
Roberts. 

1775,   Sept.   15.     Account   by  Abraham   Allen,   surviving   Executor. 

Lib.  15,  p.  312;  Lib.   15,  p.  541. 


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1779,  March  29.  Gillaiidet,  E^Iisha,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Naomi  Gillaudet.  Fellowbondsman — William  Covert;  both  of  Free- 
hold,   said   Co.      Witness — James   Wilson. 

1779,  June  11.  Inventory,  £121.16.6,  made  by  John  Covenhoven  and 
Hugh  Newel.  Lib.   22,  p.   70. 

1779,  Dec.  17.  Gillispie,  James,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Jane  Gillispie.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Marsh;  both  of  said 
place.      ^Vitnesses — 'Catharine   Mc"\Vaddin   and   Philip  Condict. 

1780,  Feb.  16.  Inventory,  £260.19.0,  made  by  Joseph  Fairchild  and 
Abraham   Talmage.  Lib.   M,    p.    70. 

1775,  Auk-  2.  Gilljoliiisoii,  Catharine,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem 
Co.,  spinster;  will  of.  Brother-in-law,  Ananias  Elwell,  all  real  and 
personal  estate.  Executor — said  Ananias  Blwell.  Witnesses — Mary 
Marshall,  Moses  Hill.     Proved  Nov.  25,  1775. 

1775,  Sept.  20.  Inventory,  £59.15.0,  made  by  Andrew  McCallam  and 
Moses  Hill.  Lib.   17,   p.   262. 

1773,  Feb.  13.  Gilljohiison,  William,  of  Low^er  Penns  Neck,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Jean,  all  my  lands  till  my  child,  Andrew,  is  21. 
Executors — my  wife,  and  friend,  Andrew  Standly.  Witnesses — An- 
drew Erwin,  Luke  Embley,   David  Edmiston.     Proved  Feb.  27,   1773. 

1773,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £180.9.11,  made  by  David  Edmiston  and 
Samuel   Baker.  Lib.   16,   p.   274. 

1774,  Oct.  20.  Gilman,  Kphraim,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r- — Uriah  Loper.  Fellowbondsman — William  Biggs;  both  of  said 
place,  yeomen. 

1774,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £69.6.6,  made  by  William  Biggs  and  John 
Golder. 

1776,  March  26.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Paid  Daniel  Ogden,  Executor 
of  Moses  Platts,   £14.15.2.  Lib.   15,   p.  509;  Lib.  16,  p.  485. 

1778,  May  18.  Gilman,  James,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Gilman.  Fellowbondsman — John  Dunham;  both  of  said 
place.     Witnesses — William  Phillips  and  Jonathan   Phillips. 

1778,  May  16.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Gilman,  the  widow  of  James 
Gilman,  in  favor  of  her  father-in-law,  John  Gilman.  Witness — John 
Dunham. 

1778,  April  28.  Inventory,  made  by  Isaac  Fourat  and  Henry  Lang- 
staff.  Lib.   16,   p.   513. 

1771,  Dec.  31.  Gilmore,  William,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Jean  Gilmore,  £100.  Son,  John,  £200.  Son,  David,  £150. 
Sons,  Thomas  and  William,  £100.  Daughters,  Jean  and  Elizabeth, 
£100.  Daughter,  Mary,  £50.  Land  to  be  sold.  Executors — Alexander 
McEowen  and  Mathew  McDowel,  both  of  said  place.  Witnesses — 
Hugh  Gaston,  William  Logan,  Alexander  Kirkpatrick.  Proved  April 
27,  1778. 

1777,  May  7.  Inventory,  £248.12.0,  made  by  John  Voorhees  and 
Hugh  Gaston.  Lib.  20,  p.  221. 

1772,  April  16.  Githens,  John,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Rebecca  Githens.  Fellowbondsman — John  Githens;  both 
of  said   place. 


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1772,  April  14.  Inventory,  £135.18.7,  made  by  Isaac  Kay  and  Hugh 
Creighton.      [Name  sometimes  spelled  Giffens.]  Lib.   14,   p.   426. 

1774,  Nov.  25.  Glaspee,  John,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
All  my  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Martha,  %  of  my  whole  estate.  My 
children  are  to  be  brought  up  until  they  are  14,  out  of  my  whole 
estate.  My  daughters,  Mary,  Anna,  Sarah  and  Rachel  Glaspee,  the 
rest  of  estate.  Executor — my  friend,  Samuel  Elston.  Witnesses — 
John  Moore,  John  Moore,  Jr.,  John  Thorp.     Proved  Dec.   15,  1774. 

Lib.  L,  p.  278. 

1777,  July  7.  Goble,  Simeon,  of  Morris  Township,  Morris  Co.:  will 
of.  Wife,  Abigail,  Vs  of  the  moveable  estate,  and  use  of  %  my  lands. 
Son,  Aaron,  %  the  farm  where  I  live.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £40.  Son, 
Silas,  £5.  Son,  Enoch,  the  other  V2  of  my  farm;  also  my  lot  in  the 
Great  Swamp.  Daughter,  Martha,  £40.  Sons,  Abner,  Luther  and 
Calvin,  £50  each,  when  they  are  21.  Executors — sons,  Aaron  and 
Enoch.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Stiles,  Moses  Stanbery,  Jedediah  Mills. 
Proved  Nov.  3,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  13.  Inventory,  £320.3.3,  made  by  Jonathan  Stiles  and 
Jediah  Mills.  Lib.  19,  p.  296. 

1775,  Sept.  1.  Godwald,  Frederic,  of  Paquanack  Township,  Morris 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Catharine  Godwald,  the  household  goods,  and  the 
use  of  my  other  estate,  and,  at  her  death,  the  whole  estate  to  my 
daughters,  Anna  Maria  Jacobina  Smith  and  Johanietta  Cornelia 
Antonina.  Executors — friends,  John  Jacob  Faish  and  Moses  Tuttle. 
Witnesses — ^Frederic  Blane,  John  Thorp,  Ludwick  Luther.  Proved 
Dec.   21,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   273. 

1777,  Feb.  25.  Goflf,  Joseph,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Priscilla  Goff,  plantation  while  my  widow,  and  14  of 
my  moveable  estate.  Brother,  John  Goff,  my  plantation,  at  my  wife's 
death  or  marriage.  Brother,  Jeremiah,  £6.  Brothers,  Jeremiah  and 
Nathan,  and  my  sister,  Mary  Coson,  and  sister,  Hanah  Goff,  rest  of 
moveable  estate.  My  brother,  John,  is  to  live  with  my  brother-in-law. 
John  Causon,  till  of  age.  Executors — my  wife,  and  Gideon  Heaton. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Heaton,  Job  Glassby,  Daniel  Tullis.  Proved  June 
17.   1777. 

1777,  March  31.  Inventory,  £149.19.9.  made  by  William  Dalles  and 
William  Bright.  Lib.   18,   p.  500. 

1773,  Aug.  3.  Goff,  William,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rebecca 
Peterson,  late  Rebecca  Goff.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Jenkins; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — John  Cresse  and  Thoinas  Sinith. 

1772,  May  22.  Inventory,  £88.7.9 V2.  made  by  Thomas  Smith  and 
John  Cresse.  Lib.   15,   p.   529. 

1778,  March  20.  Golden,  Abraham,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Jacob  Golden.  Fellowbondsman — Timothy  Brush,  Sr. ;  both 
of   said    place.      Witness — Mary   Reed. 

1778,  March  17.  Inventory,  £338.2.0,  made  by  Samuel  Stout,  Jr.,  and 
Timothy  Brush,   Sr. 

1779,  Feb.   29.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.   16,   p.   516;  Lib.   16,  p.   524. 

1776,  May  29.  Golden,  Joseph,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.     Wife,   all  my  personal  estate.     Grandson,  Joseph  Golden,   £5. 


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To  Mary  Golden,  the  eldest  daughter  of  Joseph  Golden,  deceased,  30 
acres  of  land  on  Avhich  she  and  her  mother  now  live,  and  if  she  marry, 
then  to  Coziah  Golden,  and,  if  she  marry,  to  her  younger  brother, 
Jacob  Golden,  he  paying  £30  to  his  elder  brother,  Joseph  Golden,  at 
age  of  21.  My  little  house  and  garden  at  the  brook  bank  I  give  to 
all  my  children,  and  the  rest  of  plantation  I  give  to  son,  Elias.  The 
plantation  which  was  formerly  Thomas  Houghton's,  on  which  I  live, 
son,  Jacob,  to  have  100  acres  where  he  lives;  and  to  son,  William,  the 
west  part:  and  to  son,  Abraham,  the  east  part.  My  4  sons  to  have 
the  woodland,  that  is,  to  Jacob.  Elias,  William  and  Abraham.  Daugh- 
ters, Anne,  Elizabeth  and  Mary,  £100  each.  Executors — Jacob,  Elias, 
William  and  Abraham  Golden.  Witnesses — Jared  Saxton,  Nehemiah 
Saxton,  David  Larason.     Proved  Sept.  2,  1777.  Lib.  20,  p.  262. 

1"~»,  June  21.  Golder,  Jacob,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Daniel 
Golder.  Fellowbondsman — William  Worth;  both  of  Pittsgrove,  said 
Co.  I^ib.  22,  p.  28. 

1775,  Sept.  20.  Goldsmith,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel   Black.     Fellowbondsman — Robert  Brown;    both   of  said  Co. 

1775,  Sept.  13.  Renunciation  by  Sarah  Goldsmith,  widow  of  John 
Goldsmith,  in  favor  of  Robert  Brown.  Signed  at  Swedesborough,  in 
presence  of  Richard  Mathews.  Lib.   15,  p.  546. 

1774,  Nov.  15).  Goldy,  Joseph,  of  New  Hanover  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  schoolmaster.  Int.  Adm'r — Samuel  Goldy,  taylor.  Fellow- 
bondsman— >Job   Rogers,    merchant;    all   of   New   Hanover  Township. 

1774,  Nov.  17.  Renunciation  by  Margaret  Goldy,  widow  of  said 
Joseph   Goldy.      Witnesses — John   Goldy   and    Daniel    Goldy. 

1774,  Nov.  17.  Inventory,  £14.14.8,  made  by  Job  Rogers  and  Joseph 
Mcintosh.  Lib.   15,   p.   551. 

1779,  July  16.  Goltry,  Oliver,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co.,  "cop- 
per." Int.  Adm'x — Leana  Goltry.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Auten; 
both  of  said  Co. 

1779,  Aug.  13.  Inventory,  £404.5.11,  made  by  Aaron  Auten  and  John 
Sebring.  Lib.  22,  p.   20. 

1777,  May  9.  Goold,  Benjamin,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  1/3  of  my  moveable  estate,  and  V3  the  profits 
of  the  plantation.  Daughter,  Sarah  Goold,  a  bed.  Son,  Anthony,  £15. 
Sons,  Samuel  and  Abijah,  residue  of  moveable  estate,  and  136  acres 
of  land  on  the  east  end  of  plantation.  Son,  Elisha,  rest  of  land. 
Executors — Thomas  Joslin  and  James  Hood.  Witnesses — James  Sayre, 
Joshua  W^hite,  Anna  Sayre.     Proved  June  16,   1777. 

1777,  May  25.  Inventory,  £148.5.0,  made  by  John  Dare  and  Mark 
Ryley. 

1779,  Feb.  13.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  18,  p.  516;  Lib.  22,  p.  69. 

1777,  Feb.  21.  Gordon,  Andrew,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Amboy, 
Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Grandson,  John  Vankirk,  Jr.,  son  of 
my  daughter,  Anne,  deceased,  all  my  lands  in  the  said  South  Ward, 
and  my  water  lot  in  Perth  Amboy,  which  I  had  by  will  of  my  father. 
Thomas  Gorden.  To  Mary  Moore,  daughter  of  my  late  wife,  Ann, 
deceased,  all  my  right  to  a  mortgage  given  by  Henry  Moore,  deceased, 
to  Anthony  Hunter,  of  New  York,  which  I  since  paid  to  the  Executors 


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of  said  Hunter;  and  also  give  her  my  right  to  land  in  Windsor,  which 
Is  now  in  her  possession.  When  the  heirs  of  said  John  Vankirk  shall 
be  extinct,  then  the  lands  I  have  given  him  are  to  be  the  property 
of  Mary  Moore,  daughter  of  Henry  Moore,  deceased.  Executors — 
grandson,  John  Vankirk,  Jr.,  Mary  Moore,  daughter  of  my  late  wife, 
Ann  Gorden,  and  Rescarrick  Moore.  Witnesses — Joseph  Potts,  James 
Chambers,  Samuel  Potts.     Proved  March  26,   1777. 

1777,  March  12.  Inventory,  £151.14.0,  made  by  John  Barclay  and 
Joseph  Potts.  Lib.   18,  p.  152. 

1777,  Jan.  7.  Gordon,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.,  mason;  will  of.  Wife, 
Anna  Gordon,  the  profits  from  my  real  and  personal  estate,  and,  after 
her  death,  that  part  of  my  real  estate  lying  in  Hopewell,  Himterdon 
Co.,  of  57  acres,  to  my  son-in-law,  Gilbert  Lane,  of  Somerset  Co. 
["To  my  son-in-law,  Gilbert  Lane,  of  Somerset  Co."  was  crossed  out.] 
Granddaughter-in-law,  Margret  Lane,  £100.  ["Granddaughter-in-law, 
Margret  Lane,  £100"  was  crossed  out.]  Son-in-law,  Ralph  Lane,  3 
acres  of  land  lying  in  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  now  in  possession  of 
Samuel  Corwine.  Son-in-law,  Mathew  Van  Dike,  6  silver  table 
spoons,  and,  after  his  death,  to  his  daughter,  Margret.  Cousin,  Eliza- 
beth Roberson,  of  Pennypack,  Philadelphia  Co.,  and  her  3  daughters, 
£40.  Cousin,  John  Collins,  blacksmith,  son  of  Joseph  Collins,  £10.  To 
William  Collins,  son  of  William  Collins,  of  Philadelphia  Co.,  rest  of 
real  and  personal  estate.  Executor — the  said  William  Collins.  "The 
lines  were  ordered  to  be  crossed  out  by  the  Testator,  as  his  wife 
died  before  Sept.  21,  1777,  he  not  designing  to  stay  at  the  said  Gilbert 
Lane's  his  lifetime."  Witnesses  —  John  Stout,  Benjamin  Vankirk, 
Samual  Stout,  Jr.     Proved  April  15,  1778. 

1778,  April  26.  Inventory,  £1,842.10.10,  of  the  estate  of  John  Gordon, 
of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  made  by  Samuel  Stout,  Jr.,  and  John 
Stout.  Lib.  20,  p.  248. 

1777,  Oct.  20.  Gordon,  Joshua,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas 
Kinney.      Pellowbondsman — Abraham   Dickerson;    both   of  said  Co. 

Lib.  18,  p.  617. 

1778,  April  2.  Gordon,  Robert,  of  Hanover  Township,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — I^atience  Gordon,  widow  of  said  Robert,  of  said 
place.  Pellowbondsman — James  Sexton,  of  Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman. 
Witness — Nathan  Jones. 

1778,  Jan.  3.  Inventory,  £208.3.4,  made  by  Samuel  Emley  and  John 
Brown.     "A  part  of  a  legacy  left  by  his  father-in-law,   £144.16.8." 

Lib.  16,  p.  515. 

1774,  April  16.  Gordon,  William,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Martha  Gordon.  P^ellowbondsman — Charles  Cooke;  both  of 
said  place. 

1774,  May  2.     Bill  of  sale.  Lib.  15,  p.  525. 

1778,  Feb.  0.  Gordon,  William,  of  Pequanack,  Morris  Co.,  Captain. 
Int.  Adin'r — Thomas  Kinney.  Pellowbondsman — Samuel  Haines;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Eleazer  Miller,  Jr.  Lib.   16,  p.  528. 

1768,  Sept.  7.  Gosling,  John,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  £100.  Daughter.  Rachel  Gosling,  £100.  Daughter, 
Rebecah   Gosling,   £100.      Rest  of  personal   and   real   to   be   sold.      Son, 


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Savery  Gosling-,  one  shilling-.  Son,  Jacob,  one  shilling-.  Son,  Philip, 
one  shilling.  Sons,  John,  James  and  Joseph,  rest  of  my  estate.  Son, 
Joseph,  is  no-w'  from  home,  and,  if  he  does  not  return  in  10  years, 
then  14  of  his  legacy  to  be  paid  to  my  son,  James,  and  the  other  V2 
to  my  daughters,  Rachel  and  Rebecah.  Executors — ifriends,  John 
La-wrence  and  William  Smith,  both  of  Burlington.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Spicer,  John  Mayhew,  John  Madare,  Benjamin  Huett.  Proved  June 
16,  1769,  by  Jacob  Spicer  and  John  Madare.  Probate  granted  to  both 
Executors,  April  3,  1773.  Lib.   16,  p.  97. 

1773,  Oct.  5.  Gosling,  Sarah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Adm'r — James  Budd, 
of  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman  —  John  Carey,  of  Salem  Co. 
Witness — Thomas  Denny. 

1773,  Oct.  5.  Renunciation  of  Jacob  Woolston,  stating  that  Sarah 
Gosling  appointed  him  Executor,  and  he  declines  to  act.  Witness — 
James  Budd. 

1773,  Oct.  5.  Petition  of  James  Budd,  stating  that  Sarah  Gosling 
appointed  Jacob  Woolston  her  Executor,  and  said  Woolston  re- 
nounced; that  the  will  is  lost,  and  said  Sarah  Gosling  died  possessed 
of  a  bond  executed  by  John  Gosling,  deceased,  dated  10th  of  May, 
1757,  for  the  payment  of  £250,  on  the  10th  of  May,  1760,  to  the  said 
Sarah.  She,  in  her  lifetime,  by  instrument  1st  of  Aug.,  1770,  in  con- 
sideration of  £250,  set  over  to  said  James  Budd  the  said  bond,  and 
he  prays  that  administration  may  be  granted  to  him,  to  enable  him 
to  recover  the  money  from  the  Executor  of  the  estate  of  said  John 
Gosling.  Lib.  15,  p.  491. 

1775,  March  22.  Gould,  Robert,  of  Paquanack,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  John  Gould,  the  land  where  he  lives.  Son,  Isaac,  the  50  acres 
where  he  lives.  Son,  Jacob,  30  acres  where  he  formerly  lived,  on  the 
east  of  the  road.  Son,  Robert,  all  the  old  place  where  I  live,  with 
the  lot  I  had  of  my  son,  Jacob,  on  the  mountain,  and,  at  his  death,  I 
give  to  my  son  Abraham's  2nd  son,  Robert,  and  to  my  son  Jacob's 
eldest  son,  the  said  lots  of  land.  Wife,  Abigal,  the  profits  of  the  place 
where  1  live,  and  what  she  brought  with  her  at  marriage.  Son, 
Robert,  the  land  that  lies  between  my  son  Jacob's  and  Peter  Mou- 
rius's  land,  and  the  land  on  the  east  side  of  the  road.  Daughter, 
Mary,  £30.  Daughter,  Charity,  £30.  Daughter,  Jemima,  £30.  To 
daughter  Martha's  son,  Robert  Hand,  £20,  when  of  age.  To  daughter 
Martha's  daughter.  Charity  Hand,  the  goods  in  one  room.  Sons,  John, 
Abraham,  Isaac,  Jacob  and  Robert,  my  wearing  apparel.  Executors — 
sons,  Abraham  and  Jacob.  Witnesses — John  Darbe,  John  Robert 
Troup,  Lewis  Stewart.     Proved  Oct.  7,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  97. 

1779,  July  10.  Graflf,  Henry,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Anna,  £200,  and  £14  yearly,  and  she  to  be 
supported  with  my  present  family.  Son,  Benjamin,  £5.  Son,  Joseph, 
£100.  Son,  Samuel,  £100.  Son,  Isaac,  £100.  To  Sarah  Acker,  my 
present  wife's  daughter,  for  money  of  hers  in  my  hands,  £60.  All 
land  to  be  sold  when  Isaac  is  21,  and  money  to  be  divided  among  my 
children,  except  Catharine  Landis  and  Elizabeth  Backlesmer  to  have 
£50  less  than  her  share,  and  son,  Daniel,  to  have  £160  less.  Executors 
— son,  Samuel  Graff,  my  son-in-law,  John  Runkle,  and  my  friend,  John 
Gregg.  Witnesses — Thomas  Reading,  James  Gregg,  John  Gregg,  Jr. 
Proved  May  30,  1780. 


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1780,  May  29.  Inventory,  £414.0.3,  made  by  Thomas  Reading-,  Peter 
Imlay  and  John  Grig-g-g. 

1797,  May  5.  Account  by  Samuel  Graff  and  John  Runkel.  Planta- 
tion in  Amvvell,  taken  by  John  Runkel,  £780.  Plantation  in  Amwell 
sold  to  Henry  Graff  for  £360;  238  acres  in  Sussex  Co.,  for  £416,  and 
238  acres  sold  to  Ephraim  Chidister  for  £477.  Legacies  paid  the 
widow,  Benjamin  Graff,  Joseph  Graff,  Samuel  Graff,  Isaac  Graff  and 
Sarah  Acker.  Lib.   23,   p.   244. 

1775,  Feb.  3.  Graham,  E:ilzabeth,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Joseph   Haight. 

1775,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £14.16.6,  made  by  Thomas  Rodman  and 
Joseph  Heulings. 

1775,  July  27.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Amount  of  Inventory  was 
£14.16.6.  [This  estate  is  also  entered  in  the  books  as  that  of  "Eliza- 
beth Grimes."]  Lib.  15,  p.  526;  Lib.  15,  p.  538. 

1777,  Sept.  15.  Graham,  KniiLs,  Sr.,  late  of  New  York  City,  but  now 
of  Middlesex  Co.,  merchant;  ■will  of.  I  was  born  in  North  Britain. 
Wife,  Elizabeth  Graham,  £2,000.  Sons,  Ennis,  Alexander  and  John, 
and  my  daughter,  Sarah  Graham,  £1,000.  My  w^ife  is  to  have  my 
furniture,  plate  and  negros,  and,  after  her  death,  to  g^o  to  my  3 
daughters,  Sarah,  Elizabeth  and  Jane  Graham.  The  rest  of  real  and 
personal  to  all  my  children,  Ennis,  Alexander,  John,  Sarah,  Elizabeth, 
James,  Edward,  Jane,  Charles  and  William  Graham.  Executors — 
wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  friends,  Walter  Buchanan,  merchant,  of  jNew 
York,  and  John  Thompson,  merchant  and  sadler,  of  said  City.  Wit- 
nesses— Israel  Read,  Michael  Field,  Peter  Cochran.  Proved  Sept.  24, 
1777. 

1777,  Sept.  24.  Inventory,  £25,469.2.8,  made  by  Michael  Field,  Tobias 
Van  Norden  and  Stephen  Dewight.  (This  does  not  include  goods 
left  to  the  widow.)  House  and  lot,  corner  of  Wall  St.,  New  York, 
£2,000.  Also  one  joining  in  the  Square,  £1,000.  Also  one  in  Bioad 
St.,  £1,500.  Also  one  in  Montg-omery  Ward,  Rutgers  St.,  £200.  Two 
lots  in  Bowery,  £60.  House  and  12  acres  in  Brooklyn,  Long  Island, 
£1,000.  Land  (6,000  acres)  in  Whipple  Berry,  Cumberland  Co.,  in  2 
deeds,  £2,400.  1,000  acres  in  Cumberland  Co.,  west  side,  £600.  House 
and  14  acres  in  Bound  Brook,  Middlesex  Co.,  £350.  Lib.  19,  p.  248. 

1773,  Jan.  27.  Graham,  l*eter,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Jane 
Graham,  widow  of  said  Peter.  Fellowbondsman — John  Cochran;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Philip  Van  Home.  Lib.   K,   p.   380. 

1777,  May  8.  Graves,  Joseph,  of  Pilesgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  her  %  of  moveable  estate.  Daughter,  Mary,  £250. 
Son,  Joseph,  plantation  I  live  on,  which  I  bought  of  my  brother, 
Thomas  Graves.  Daughters,  Rebeckah  and  Elizabeth  Graves,  the 
other  plantation;  that  is,  my  daughter,  Rebeckah,  to  have  75  acres 
joining  land  of  Abraham  Devall  and  John  Hampton,  and  daughter, 
Elizabeth,  100  acres  joining  the  above.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth, 
and  son,  Joseph.  Witnesses — John  Forrest,  Jr.,  William  Waters, 
Philip  Woolrich.     Proved  Dec.   11,   1779. 

1779,  Dec.  22.  Inventory,  £11,795.15.1,  made  by  James  Atkinson  and 
Daniel  Pedrick.  Lib.  21,  p.  322. 


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2IO  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1773,  Nov.  3.  Gray,  Anne,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Isaac  Gray.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Prall;  both  of  said 
place. 

1773,  Nov.  17.  Inventory,  £218.14.6,  made  by  Gershom  Lee  and 
Henry  Bailie. 

1774,  June  8.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  15,  p.  498. 

1774,  March  10.  Gray,  Benjamin,  of  "Woodbridg'e,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Joseph  Gray,  son  of  said  Benjamin.  Fellow^bondsman — 
Samuel  Jaques,  the  3rd;  both  of  said  Co. 

1774,  March  7.  Inventory,  £2.18.0,  made  by  Thomas  Bloomfleld  and 
Daniel  Martin. 

1774,  Sept.  20.     Account  of  sale  by  Adm'r. 

1775,  Feb.  9.  Account  by  Adm'r.  "The  said  Benjamin  Gray  died 
Oct.   10,   1773."  Lib.  L,   p.   154. 

1778,  Feb.  1.  Gray,  John,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township,  Salem 
Co.,  doctor;  will  of.  Daughter,  Susanah  Gray,  silver  spoons,  neg-ro 
girl,  Vice,  and  £150,  when  she  is  18.  Son,  John,  house  and  3  acres 
that  I  bought  of  John  Craig,  in  which  I  now  live.  Son,  James,  house 
and  5  acres  that  I  bought  of  James  Aarons,  where  Obediah  Cur- 
ruthers  now  lives;  also  72  acres  which  I  bought  of  the  Sheriff.  Exec- 
utors— friends,  Thomas  Mayhew  and  Benjamin  Vanmeter.  Witnesses 
— Garrit  Nieukirk,  Cornelius  Newkirk,  John  Holme.  Proved  Oct.  29, 
1778. 

1778,  March  4.  Inventory,  £2,031.13.10,  made  by  John  Mayhew  and 
William  Garrison.  Lib.  20,  p.  143. 

1777,  Sept.  6.  Gray,  William,  of  Morris  Township,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Hannah,  Ys  of  the 
money.  Daughter,  Rachel,  £1.  My  children,  Rachel,  William,  Isaac 
and  John,  %  of  the  money,  when  they  come  of  age.  Son,  David, 
of  what  my  land  brings,  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  %  when] 
of  age.  Executors  —  friends,  Timothy  Mills  and  Daniel  Tichenor.j 
Witnesses — Seth  Crowell,  Jr.,  Elezer  Miller,  John  Oliver.  Provec 
Oct.  23,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  282.1 

1772,  June  6.     Green,  Charles,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.     Int.! 
Adm'x — Sarah   Green.      Fellowbondsmen — Hance  Lambson   and   Henry 
Sparks. 

1772,  May  20.  Inventory,  £418.8.8,  made  by  Hance  Lambson  and 
Henry  Sparks.  Lib.   14,  p.  429. 

1775,  April  17.  Green,  E^lizabetb,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Advanced  in  years.  To  Rebekah  Carlile,  wife  of 
Laneston  [Langston]  Carlile,  £50.  To  Hannah  Clarke  and  Jane 
Makentire,  £5  each,  who  were  girls  that  lived  with  me.  Son,  John 
Green,  rest  of  personal  and  real,  but,  if  he  die  before  me  and  leave 
no  issue,  then  to  his  wife,  Mary,  £200.  Executor — friend,  Thomas 
Say,  of  Philadelphia,  gentleman.  Witnesses — William  Elton,  Benja- 
min Clarke,   Isaac  Collins.     Proved  June   7,   1775. 

1775,  June  6.  Inventory,  £594.13.11,  made  by  William  Elton  and 
John  Watson.  Lib.  17,   p.   107. 

1775,  Sept.  0.  Green,  E^noch,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.,  Pastor 
of   the    Presbyterian   Church;    will   of.      Wife,    Mary,    all    my   persona! 


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estate,  to  bring-  up  my  children,  William  and  Nancey.  Executrix — 
said  wife.  Witnesses — Ephraim  Foster,  Joseph  Bloomfleld.  Proved 
May  6,  1777. 

1777,  March  5.  Inventory,  £657,  made  by  Samuel  Leake  and  Nathan 
Leek.  Lib.  18,  p.  303. 

1777,  Aug.  12.  Green,  George,  of  Maidenhead  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Anna  Green,  £600  and  the  use  of  the  plantation 
where  I  live,  which  I  purchased  of  Jonathan  Sergeant,  deceased,  to 
enable  her  to  bring-  up  my  4  sons,  Caleb,  Charles,  James  and  Richard. 
Eldest  son,  Caleb,  plantation  where  I  live,  when  he  is  21.  The  other 
plantation  that  I  boug-ht  of  John  Bainbridg-e  is  to  be  rented  for  2 
years,  and  then  sold,  and  the  inoney  g'iven  to  my  3  young-est  sons, 
abovesaid.  Executors — wife,  Anna,  brother,  Richard  Green,  brother- 
in-law,  Samual  Moore,  and  my  nephew,  Ely  Moore.  Witnesses — Jane 
Houston,   "William  Green,   Joseph   Phillips.      Proved   Feb.   2,    1778. 

1778,  Jan.  27.  Inventory,  £1,128.18.2,  made  by  Daniel  Clark  and 
Benjamin  Moore.  Lib.   19,  p.   458. 

1778,  Jan.  7.  Green,  George,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Williain  Sands,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Jabez  Colver,  of 
Newton,  said  Co. 

1777,  June  18.  Inventory,  £51.6.3,  made  by  Jabez  Collver  and  Isaac 
Lanning-. 

1784,   Sept.   24.     Account  by  Adm'r.        Lib.   16,   p.   514;   Lib.   26,   p.   528. 

1778,  Dec.  5.  Green,  Henry,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Catherine  Green,  widow  of  said  Henry.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Wall;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — William  Green  and  Tunis 
Forman. 

1779,  March  12.  Inventory,  £411.4.11,  made  by  Cornelius  Lane  and 
Elihu  Cook.  Lib.  16,  p.  527. 

1778,  Jan.  1«.  Green,  John,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Charity  Green,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsmen — Aaron  Biddle 
and  Leonard  Stanton;   both  of  Penns  Neck,   yeomen. 

1778,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £311.12.0,  made  by  Aaron  Biddle  and 
Leonard  Stanton.  Lib.  16,  p.  511. 

1780,  Jan.  31.  Green,  Margaret,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Ward.  Daughter  of  Charles  Green,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said 
Ward,  having  real  and  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  Edmund 
Wetherby  as  her  Guardian. 

1780,  Jan.  31.  Guardian — .Edmund  Wetherby.  Fellowbondsman — 
William   Mecum.  Lib.   22,   p.   61. 

1775,  Feb.  6.  Green,  Samuel,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Abig'ail  Green,  all  personal,  while  my  widow.  Eldest  son, 
Daniel  Nicholas  Green,  %  of  my  land.  Son,  Samuel  Thomas  Green, 
the  other  Vz-  Daug-hter,  Ann,  200  acres  in  Oxford  Township.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Abigail,  and  son,  Samuel  Thomas  Green.  Witnesses — 
Joshua  Robins,  Richard  Shackleton,  Andrew  Whitsal.  Proved  May 
22.  1775. 

1775,  May  11.  Inventory,  £726.6.1,  made  by  Richard  Shackleton  and 
Andrew  Whitsal.  Lib.   17.  p.  224. 


212  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1775,  June  24.  Green,  Sarah,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
All  my  part  of  the  estate  where  John  Holladay  lives,  or  the  rents 
thereof,  to  be  for  the  use  and  schooling  of  my  2  children,  as  long- 
as  Holladay's  lease.  Son,  George  Green,  to  have  a  wench  and  her 
child.  Daughter,  Margaret  Green,  10  acres  joining  the  cranberry 
pond,  and  9  acres  of  meadow,  when  18.  Lydla  Lambson,  daughter  of 
Hance  Lambson,  spoons  and  gold  rings.  Executor — Hance  Lambson. 
Witnesses — Cathrine  Sparks,  Henry  Sparks,  Mary  Childs.  Proved 
July  20,  1775. 

1775,  July  18.  Inventory,  £209.8.8,  made  by  Moses  Hill  and  Ananias 
Elwell.  Lib.  17,   p.  290. 

1770,  July  23.  Greenman,  Nehemiah,  of  Pittsgrove,  Salem  Co.,  clergy- 
man; will  of.  £150  to  be  paid  to  my  eldest  son,  Thomas  Bourne.  The 
rest  of  my  estate  to  the  care  of  my  wife,  Mary  Greenman,  for  the 
support  and  education  of  the  children.  Executors — wife,  Mary  Green- 
man, and  my  brother-in-law,  Peter  Dubois.  Witnesses — John  Hutton, 
John   Brainerd,   Hannah   Hutton.      Proved  Aug.   10,   1779. 

1779,  Aug.  3.  Inventory,  £4,060.9.3,  made  by  Isaac  Harris  and  Jacob 
Tagart.  Lib.  21,  p.  147. 

1777,  Feb.  3.  Grlffee,  John,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x  —  Elizabeth  Dorsey,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen  —  John  Sparks 
and  William  Armstrong,  yeomen;  all  of  said  place. 

1777,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £17.10.9,  made  by  John  Sparks  and  George 
Peterson.  Lib.   18,  p.  479. 

1773,  April  2.  Grig;grs,  Ann,  of  Bordentown,  Chesterfield  Township, 
Burlington  Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Sisters,  Susanah  English  and  Hannah 
Ashton,  and  my  kinswoman,  Edith  Case,  wife  of  Joseph  Case,  apparel. 
Brother,  Samuel  Parnsworth,  and  my  kinsman.  Job  Stockton,  and  my 
kinsman,  Amariah  Farnsworth,  5  shillings  each.  Kinsman,  Samuel 
Updyke,  son  of  my  sister,  Sarah  Updyke,  rest  of  personal  and  real, 
he  paying  to  his  sister,  Edith  Case,  wife  of  Joseph  Case,  £6  yearly. 
Executors — brother,  Samuel  Farnsworth,  and  my  kinsman,  Samuel 
Updyke.     Witnesses — Joseph  Tantum,   Thomas  Bliss,   Thomas  Folkes. 

1779,  May  5.  Codicil.  Witnesses — John  Oliver,  Benjamin  Taylor. 
Proved  June  7,   1779.  Lib.  20,  p.   399. 

1770,  Feb.  13.  Grlg:grs,  Samuel,  of  South  Ward  of  New  Brunswick, 
Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Lands  to  be  sold  and  money  divided 
among  my  children,  Altia,  Margaret,  Samuel,  Elbert  and  Benjamin, 
and  my  wife,  Williamtie.  Executors  —  wife,  Williamtie,  Gerardus 
Beekman,  Jr.,  John  Schurman,  John  Sutfin  and  Abraham  Terhune. 
Witnesses — Abraham  Terhune,  Nicholas  Johnson,  Albert  Terhune. 
Proved  March  30,   1772. 

1772,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £150.15.6.  made  by  John  Terhune  and 
Gerrit  Probasco.  Lib.  K,  p.  455. 

1701,  Jan.  22.  GrUcom,  Andrew,  of  Stow  Creek  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.,  blacksmith;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  and  my  daughters,  Mary 
and  Deborah,  all  my  goods.  Sons,  Everett  and  William,  my  planta- 
tion, with  all  my  lands  situated  at  Tuckahoe,  in  Gloucester  Co. 
Daughter,  Sarah,  £30,  and  my  house  and  lot  in  Moorestown.  Son, 
Andrew,  my  plantation  at  Stow  Creek,  when  he  is  21.  Executors — 
eon,  William,  and  Philip  Dennis,  Jr.  Witnesses — Prudence  Dennis, 
Elizabeth  Hudson,  Thomas  Craven.     Proved  June  9,  1773. 


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1773,  June  7.  Inventory,  £389.3.11.  made  by  Philip  Dennis  and  John 
BarracUff.  Lib.   16,  p.  248. 

1774,  March  4.  GrUcomb,  Mary,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Amos  Bacon.  Pellowbondsman — Everitt  Griscom;  both 
of  said  place,  yeomen. 

1774.  March  10.  Inventory,  £28.12.6,  made  by  John  Wheaton  and 
Richard  Butcher.     Includes  a  debt  in  the  hands  of  Elizabeth  Hacket. 

Lib.  15,  p.  507. 

1773,  Oct.  8.  Groom,  John,  of  Windsor.  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
—  William  Danford.  Fellowbondsman  —  Samuel  Danford;  both  of 
Upper  Freehold,   Monmouth  Co. 

1773,  Oct.  5.  Renunciation  by  Thomas  Groom,  of  Upper  Freehold, 
Monmouth  Co.,  who  is  the  oldest  brother  of  John  Groom,  deceased,  of 
Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.,  in  favor  of  William  Danford.  Witnesses 
— Robert  Debow  and  Mary  Debowe.  Lib.   14,  p.   544. 

1773,  Oct.  8.  Groom,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William 
Danford.  Fellowbondsmen — Samuel  Danford  and  Robert  Hutchinson; 
both  of  Upper  Freehold,  said  Co.,  and  Abel  Hankins,  of  Windsor, 
Middlesex  Co. 

1773,  Oct.  8.  Inventory,  £200.14.3,  made  by  Isaac  Wright  and  Thomas 
Clayton.  Notes  against  Richard  and  William  Walton,  Samuel  Dan- 
ford, Thomas  Groom,  Thomas  Hooper,  Humphrey  Wall,  John  Hollo- 
way,  Gervas  Pharo  and  William  Morris. 

1773,  Oct.  19.  Inventory,  £159.2.8,  made  by  Timothy  Elmer  and 
Henry  Rulon,  of  goods  in  Cumberland  Co. 

1774,  Oct.  15.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  14,  p.  545;  Lib.  15,  p.  504. 

1780,  July  6.  Grover,  James,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah  Grover,  sheep,  cows  and  horses,  provided  she  stands  by 
an  agreement  made  between  us  before  marriage,  by  wliich  she  may 
receive  a  certain  sum  of  money;  and,  if  my  negro  girl,  Ruth,  should 
return  from  Long  Island  or  elsewhere,  then  my  wife  is  to  have  the 
use  of  her.  I  give  the  use  of  the  lower  place  to  Patience  Burdge 
-and  Nancey  Burdge,  daughter  of  said  Patience,  during  their  lives; 
and  the  use  of  3  acres  of  salt  meadow,  which  joins  Daniel  Dalpower's 
meadow;  and,  after  their  deaths,  I  give  the  same  to  Samual  Bray  and 
John  Walling,  deacons  of  the  Baptist  Church  in  Middletown,  for  the 
use  of  the  said  church.  To  David  Herbert,  land  on  the  river,  and  2l^ 
acres  of  woodland,  along  the  line  of  John  Mount.  To  Grover  Taylor 
and  John  Taylor,  sons  of  William  Taylor,  of  Freehold,  the  house 
where  I  live,  with  the  land  and  orchard,  as  the  same  is  now  in  fence; 
also  a  small  lot  on  the  front  of  the  house.  All  the  rest  of  my  lands 
T  give  to  Samuel  Bowne,  son  of  Samuel,  deceased,  of  Middletown, 
Grover  Taylor  and  John  Taylor,  sons  of  William,  of  Freehold,  when 
they  are  21.  To  Edward  Taylor,  son  of  William,  of  Freehold,  de- 
ceased, £40.  To  Hester  Taylor,  wife  of  William,  of  Freehold,  a  chest 
of  drawers.  To  John  Tate,  or  Mary  Tate,  daughter  of  said  John,  £5. 
To  Deborah  Cooper,  James  Cooper,  Deborah  Compton,  Deborah  Pat- 
terson and  Martha  Shepherd,  the  rest  of  my  money.  To  Samuel 
Bowne  and  William  Taylor,  my  apparel.  Executors — friends,  Joseph 
Stilwell,  son  of  John,  and  John  Taylor,  both  of  Middletown.  Wit- 
nesses— John  West,  Samuel  Carman,  Timothy  Mount.  Proved  Aug. 
26,   1780. 


214  NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1780,  Aug.  17.  Inventory,  £387.15.11,  made  by  William  Crawford  and 
Edward  Burrowes.  Lib.  22,  p.  221. 

1771,  March  24.  Grover,  Joseph,  of  Upper  Freehold  Township,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  James  Grover,  £30.  Wife,  Theodocia, 
£60,  and  negro  girl,  Patt.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Samuel,  £50  to  each, 
and  they  are  to  be  put  to  trades.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Grover,  £50. 
when  21.  Son,  John,  a  negro  boy.  Sons,  John,  Joseph,  Barzillai  and 
William,  rest  of  personal  and  real  estate.  Executors — brother,  James 
Grover,  and  my  sons,  John  and  Barzillai.  Witnesses — Peter  Imlay, 
William  Imlay.     Thomas  Herbert.     Proved  March  6,  1772. 

1772,  March  3.  Inventory,  £994.12.11,  made  by  John  Leonard  and 
Anthony  Woodward,  Jr.  Lib.   15,   p.   405. 

1772,  Aui:;.  29.  Guinnell,  Thomas,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  inn- 
holder;  will  of.  Lands  to  be  sold,  and  %  of  the  money  to  be  given 
to  my  son,  Thomas  Guinnell,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  William  Guinnell, 
%  of  the  money,  when  21.  Daughter,  Hannah  Wilkins,  10  shillings. 
Daughters,  Ruth,  Cathrine,  Sarah,  Charity  and  Abigail,  the  rest  of 
estate.  Youngest  daughter,  Abigail,  to  have  £10  above  the  rest. 
Executors  —  friends,  Isaac  Evans  and  Jacob  Evans.  Witnesses  — 
William  Rogers,  Abraham  Borton,  John  Cox.     Proved  May  10,  1773. 

1773,  May  10.  Inventory,  £85.13.2,  made  by  William  Rogers  and 
Abraham  Borton. 

1773,  Nov.  2.  Account  by  Executors.  Paid  Ruth  Holland,  for  nurs- 
ing,  £5.      Paid  John  Wilkins,   a  legacy  of  10   shillings. 

Lib.   14,   p.   539;   Lib.    16,   p.   56. 

1778,  Dec.  12.  Gulick,  Jocham,  of  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Catherine,  £400.  My  2  youngest  sons  to  have  trades;  names 
are  Joachim  and  William.  Son,  Peter,  my  Dutch  Bible.  Real  estate 
to  be  sold.  Son,  Peter,  £120.  Son,  Abraham,  £120.  Son,  John,  £120. 
Son,  Joachim,  £180.  Son,  William,  £180.  Daughter,  Joanltye,  £40. 
Daughter,  Leah,  £80.  Daughter,  Ann,  £80.  Executors — my  brother, 
Ferdinandus  Gulick,  and  my  sons,  Peter,  Abraham  and  Johannes. 
Witnesses — Simon  Kinney,  Elbert  Hogelandt,  Isaac  Brooks.  Proved 
July  28,   1779. 

1779,  June  7.  Inventory,  £879.12.6,  made  by  George  Hogeland  and 
Hendrick  Cortelyou.  Lib.   21,  p.  218. 

1774,  Au^.  31.  GuUck,  Peter,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joa- 
chim, my  large  Dutch  Bible  and  £50.  To  my  second  son,  Ferdinandus, 
£50.  To  my  third  son,  Peter,  5  shillings,  as  I  have  already  given  him 
much.  Youngest  son,  John,  £55.  Daughter,  Jocamintye,  £50.  Daugh- 
ter, Geertye,  £50.  Daughter,  Maria,  £50.  To  the  heirs  of  my  daugla- 
ter,  Catelyntye,  £50.  Daughter,  Margreetye,  £50.  Daughter,  Jannitye, 
£50.  Daughter,  Eve,  £50.  Daughter,  Elisabeth,  £85.  Daughter,  Antye, 
£50.  Executors — sons,  Joachim,  Ferdinandus  and  John.  Witnesses — 
Stephen  Gerritsen,  Isaac  Brooks,  Isaac  Brooks,  Jr.  Proved  Jan.  26, 
1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   383. 

1778,  April  1.  Gwlnnup,  John,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rachel 
Gwinnup.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Canfield;  both  of  Morristown, 
said  Co.     Witnesses — Mary  Johnson   and   Mary  Canfleld. 

1777,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £185.10.0,  made  by  Benoni  Hathaway  and 
John  Mills,  at  Morristown.  Lib.   16,   p.   528. 


CAI^ENDAR   OP   WILLS I77I-I780  215 

1771,  Nov.  12.  Hackett,  Richard,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Han- 
nah Hackett,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Aaron  Bradway  and  Richard 
Smith,   yeomen;   all  of  Elsinborough,   said   Co. 

1772,  Sept.  30.  Inventory,  £707.3.0,  made  by  Aaron  Bradway  and 
Richard  Smith,  Jr.  Lib.  14,  p.  510. 

1772,  June  1.  Hackett,  Samuel,  of  Sussex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Col. 
John  Hackett,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of 
William  Mills  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — William  Mills,  of  Jamaica, 
Long  Island.  Pellowbondsman — Robert  Ogden,  of  Elizabeth  Town, 
Essex  Co.  Witnesses — Oliver  Spencer  and  Sarah  Nuttman.  Elizabeth 
Hackett,  the  mother  of  said  Ward,  gives  her  consent.     Lib.  K,  p.  441. 

1777,  Sept.  4.  Hackney,  Thomas,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  William  Hackney,  that  part  of  my  land 
where  he  lives;  that  is  to  say,  150  acres  to  be  taken  off,  by  a  line 
across  the  lands,  from  James  Borden's  land  to  my  brother  Joseph 
Hackney's  line,  and  a  2  pole  road  to  run  through  the  same  to  the 
meadow,  for  the  use  of  my  other  sons.  I  also  give  William  V2  of 
the  meadow  at  Ancokas  Creek,  to  be  taken  from  the  lower  end.  Son, 
Samuel,  10  acres  on  the  south  side  of  the  Mill  Creek,  joining  Darling 
Conrow's  line.  I  also  give  him  the  sawmill  and  house  where  he  lives, 
with  all  the  lowlands  that  the  pond  overflows,  and  40  acres  joining 
the  sawmill  and  pond.  Son,  Thomas,  the  house  where  I  live,  with 
the  land  on  the  south  side  of  said  Mill  Creek,  except  what  is  devised 
to  Samuel.  Thomas  is  to  have  V2  of  the  remainder  of  the  meadow^ 
on  Ancokas  Creek,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  Edmond,  the  rest  of  my 
lands,  and  the  rest  of  the  meadow  to  be  divided  between  him  and 
Thomas.  Wife,  Mary,  provided  for  on  the  farm.  Daughters,  Ann 
Hackney  and  INIary  Hackney,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executors — 
friend,  Isaac  Ballenger,  and  my  son,  William.  Witnesses — John  Cox, 
Samuel  Conarroe,   Warren  Bigelow.     Proved  Oct.   10,   1780. 

Lib.   22,   p.   129. 

1778,  Nov.  9.  Hadden,  Thomas,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — James  Crowel,  weaver.  Pellowbondsman — Asher  Randolph, 
ship  carpenter;   both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  Nov.  12.  Inventory,  £1,125.16.6,  made  by  Asher  F.  Randolph 
and  Thomas  Brown.  Lib.   16,   p.   530. 

1776,  July  1.  Haegort,  Gerard,  of  Second  River,  Essex  Co.,  minister; 
will  of.  Wife,  Helenah,  my  negro  man,  Sip,  and  the  wench,  Phebe; 
also  the  goods  she  brought  to  my  house;  and,  after  her  death,  to  be 
the  property  of  my  daughter,  Hester.  The  gold  ring  with  diamonds 
of  her  grandmother,  Johanah  Deloy,  and  the  apparel  of  her  mother 
(my  first  wife),  and  apparel  of  my  sister,  and  everything  in  the  house 
which  came  from  Holland,  and  1/3  of  the  linen,  I  give  also  to  Hester. 
Two-thirds  of  the  linen  I  give  to  her  2  brothers.  To  son,  Nicholas 
Haeghoort,  negro  Daniel,  now  living  at  New  York;  also  the  V2  in  that 
negro  now  in  possession  of  John  Wendle,  at  Portsmouth;  also  %  of 
the  goods  which  are  not  mentioned  above.  Son,  Garrit,  the  negro 
man,  Harry,  and  Vs  the  negro  at  Mr.  Wendle's,  and  V2  of  said  goods. 
Grandson,  Garrit,  the  only  son  of  my  son,  Garrit,  my  books,  if  he 
incline  to  be  a  minister.  Executors  —  sons,  Nicholas  and  Garritt 
Haeghoort.  Witnesses — Garrabrant  Garrabrants,  Garrabrant  Garra- 
brants,  Jr.,  Teunis  Joralemon.     Proved  March  3,  1778.     Lib.  18,  p.  647. 


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1780,  Feb.  22.  Ha^awont,  George,  of  North  Branch,  Bridgewater 
Township,  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  My  "nefu,"  Jene  Hogland,  formerly 
the  wife  of  John  Byvenk,  and  her  children.  Evert  Byvenk,  Mary 
Byvenk,  Jane  Byvenk,  %  of  my  estate.  My  "nefues,"  the  children  of 
my  sister,  Cathrin  Homeland,  namely,  Elizabeth  and  Cathrin  Hog-eland, 
the  rest  of  estate.  My  "nefu,"  John  Hogeland,  5  shillings.  Execu- 
tors— cousins,  Abraham  Dumont  and  George  Jeneway.  Witnesses — 
Andrew  Ten  Eick,  Peter  Wortman,  Jacob  Ten  Eyk.  Proved  Aug. 
14,  1780. 

1780,  March  25.  Inventory,  £3,620.14.101/2,  made  by  Jacob  Ten  Eick, 
Peter  Ten  Eick  and  John  Taylor.  "A  note  from  John  Curtraght,  for 
£10,  which  is  not  signed.  The  said  John  Curtraght  is  within  the 
British  Lines."  Lib.   22,  p.   132. 

1770,  Sept.  1.  Haines,  Carlile,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  rents  of  the  land  where  I  live.  Eldest  son, 
Ezekiel,  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah,  late  wife  of  Amos  AVilkins,  5  shillings. 
Daughter,  Mary,  late  wife  of  Samuel  Warner,  £10.  Granddaughter, 
Rebecca  Pettit,  daughter  of  John  Pettit,  £20,  when  20.  Daughters, 
Ruth,  Elizabeth,  Acseth,  Jane  and  Hester,  rest  of  my  personal  estate. 
Son,  John,  all  my  plantation  during  his  life,  and,  if  he  die  without 
male  heir,  then  to  my  grandson,  Carlile  Haines,  son  of  my  son,  Solo- 
mon. Son,  Solomon,  my  copper  still.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and 
my  son,  Solomon.  Witnesses — John  Hillier,  Jr.,  Robert  Powell,  John 
Burr. 

1770,  Sept.  25.  Codicil.  Sons,  Solomon  and  John,  the  land  I  bought 
of  Joseph  Burr,  on  a  branch  of  Cedar  Swamp,  called  Duffs  Branch. 
V^^itnesses — John   Burr,   Richard   Wills.      Proved   June   13,    1774. 

1774,  June  13.  Inventory,  £362.19.2,  made  by  Jacob  Prickit  and 
Thomas  Shinn. 

1775,  Dec.  2.     Account  by  Solomon  Haines. 

Lib.   15,   p.   547;  Lib.   16,   p.   396. 

1771,  Feb.  19.  Haines,  Georj^e.  Account,  by  Isaac  Haines  and  Heze- 
kiah  Jones,  executors  of  George  Haines.     (For  will,  see  Lib.  10,  p.  27.) 

Lib.   15,   p.   101. 

1772,  May  20.  Haines,  Hugh,  of  Manington  Township,  Salem  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Hugh  Haines,  £10.  To  each  of  the  rest  of  my  children,  5 
shillings.  Wife,  Ann,  the  best  bed,  and  the  rest  of  my  goods  to  be 
sold,  and  then  the  rest  to  my  wife  Ann,  to  bring  up  my  3  youngest 
children.  Executors — Wife,  Ann,  and  son,  Hugh  Haines.  Witnesses — 
Thomas  Drake,  Ruth  Devoss,  William  McKasson.     Proved  June  1,  1772. 

1772,  June  10.  Inventory,  £226.16.8,  made  by  John  Barnes  and  Eph- 
raim   Haines.  Lib.    14,    p.    498. 

1776,  June  12.  Haines,  Jeremiah,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  wheelwright;  will  of.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Hanes,  all  my  houses 
and  lands,  in  or  near  Mount  Holly,  in  3  separate  pieces,  and  contain 
about  70  acres,  when  she  is  18.  Wife,  Mary,  rest  of  moveable  estate. 
If  my  daughter  should  die  under  age,  then  the  50  acres  of  woodland, 
is  for  my  brother,  William  Haines,  and  10  acres  for  my  sister,  Rebecca 
White,  and  my  house  and  lot  in  Mount  Holly  to  my  sister,  Frances 
Hilyard;  and  if  she  dies  under  age,  then  to  my  brothers,  William  and 
Robert  Haines,  and  my  sisters,  Rebecca,  Sarah  and  Frances.  Execu- 
tors— brother-in-law,  Isaac  Hilyard,  brother-in-law,  John  Hilyard,  and 


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John    White.      Witnesses — John    Pettit,    Jeremiah    Robbins,    Elnathan 
Davis.      Proved  Aug.   30,   1776. 

1776,  July  22.  Inventory,  £654.1.9,  made  by  John  Sheppard  and 
Richard  Wood. 

1776,  Sept.  23.  Account  by  John  Hilliard  and  John  White,  acting 
Executors. 

1791,  May  13.  Adm'r — William  Haines,  of  Burlington  Co.  Fellow- 
bondsman — William  Ridg-way,  of  same  place.  Whereas,  Jeremiah 
Haines  appointed  John  Hilliard,  John  White,  and  Isaac  Hillyard  (who 
is  insane),  and  John  Hilliard  and  John  White  have  died,  etc. 

Lib.   16,   p.   484;    18,   p.   37. 

1768,  Oct.  7.  Haines,  Joseph,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah  Haines,  the  personal  estate  which  was  given  to 
her  by  the  will  of  her  father,  Joseph  Tooker;  also  the  use  of  V3  of 
my  plantation  on  which  I  live.  Son,  John,  the  salt  meadow,  which  I 
bought  of  Richard  Miller,  Jr.,  in  Elizabeth  Town  Great  Meadows. 
Son,  David,  rest  of  my  lands,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  three  daughters' 
children,  viz.,  Mary,  wife  of  John  Chandler;  Lydia,  wife  of  Daniel 
Cogswell;  and  Catherine,  wife  of  Noadiah  Cramer,  £60.  Executors — 
friend,  Stephen  Crane,  and  my  son,  David.  Witnesses — Samuel  Scud- 
der,  Joseph  Crane,   "William  Crane.     Proved  May  23,   1774. 

Lib.  L,   p.   164. 

1764,  Oct.  23.  Haines,  Rebecca,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  widow 
of  Amos  Haines;  will  of.  Daughter,  Rebecca  Eves,  wife  of  Joseph 
Eves,  £33,  6  shillings  and  8  pence,  being  %  of  £100  bequeathed  by  my 
father,  William  Troth,  to  be  paid  among  my  children  after  the  death 
of  my  mother  and  myself.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Cooper,  the  like 
amount.  Youngest  daughter,  Mary  Haines,  the  like  amount.  Daugh- 
ter, Rebecca  Eves,  the  wife  of  Joseph  Eves,  £5.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Cooper,  the  wife  of  Joseph  Cooper,  £5.  Daughter,  Mary,  to  have  the 
rest  of  my  estate.  Executors — my  two  sons-in-law,  Joseph  Eves  and 
Joseph  Cooper,  and  my  friend,  Micajah  Wills.  Witnesses — William 
Troth,  Abraham  Allen.     Proved  Dec.  7,  1771. 

1771,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £912.1.10,  made  by  Isaac  Evans,  Abraham 
Allen  and  William  Troth.  Lib.   15,   p.   228. 

1778,  Feb.  7.  Halns.  Jonathan,  of  Manington,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Charles  Bilderback,  of  said  place,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Robert  Johnson  and  Edward  Keasbey;   both  of  Salem,   said  Co. 

Lib.    16,   p.   529. 

1778,  Feb.  16.  Hains,  Peter,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Henry  Hains.  Fellowbondsman — Valentine  Biddleman;  both 
of  said  place.     Witness — Peter  Hockenberg. 

1777,  March  27.  Inventory,  £396.18.2,  made  by  Tunis  Young  and 
Valentine  Bidleman.  Lib.   16,   p.   514. 

1772,  Sept.  30.  Hains,  Richard,  of  Pilesgrove  Township,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  My  plantation  to  be  sold,  and  then  my  estate  to  be  divided 
between  my  3  children,  Ephraim,  Richard  and  Rebekah  Barnes,  wife 
of  John.  Executor — Daniel  Bassett.  Witnesses — Samuel  Withers, 
Zaccheus  Ballinger,  Rebekah  Haines.     Proved  Feb.   7,   1778. 

1777,  Dec.  6.  Inventory,  £205.17.9,  made  by  Samuel  Lippincott  and 
Isaac   Somers.  Lib.   20,   p.   146. 


2l8  NEW  JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1779,  March  4.  Halt,  Benjamin,  of  Connecticut  Farms,  Borough  of 
Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  clerk;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  all  household  furni- 
ture. Son,  John,  £10,  in  consideration  of  his  birthright.  Children, 
Elizabeth,  John,  Mary,  Benjamin,  James  and  Ann,  an  equal  part  of 
my  estate,  real  or  personal,  when  of  lawful  age.  Executors — wife, 
Ann,  James  Sauncey,  William  Sauncey,  of  New  York,  and  Jecamiah 
Smith.  Witnesses — William  Brant,  William  Brant,  Jr.,  Mathias  Brant. 
Proved  June  28,   1779.  Lib.   21,   p.   227. 

1773,  Nov.  4.  Hall,  Abel,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Gabriel  Davis.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Wood;  both  of  said 
place,  yeomen.  Lib.   14,   p.   545. 

1774,  Feb.  17.     Hall,  Daniel.     Int.     Adm'r — Peter  Stretch. 

Lib.   15,   p.   524. 

1775,  Nov.  19.  Hall,  Klizabeth,  of  Manington  Township,  Salem  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Son,  Edward  Hall,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  and 
10  acres  of  marsh  on  Manington  Creek,  joining  Christopher  Smith. 
Daughter,  Mary  Smith,  £50.  Nephe'w,  Benjamin  Acton,  £12.  Nephew, 
Clement  Acton,  £20.  Niece,  Hannah  Acton,  a  cow.  Children,  Nathan- 
iel Hall,  Mary  Smith  and  Edward  Hall,  the  rest.  Executors — Edward 
Hall  and  Christopher  Smith.  Witnesses — Joseph  Acton,  Jacob  Kid, 
Jonathan    Kamstar.      Proved    Oct.    4,    1780. 

1776,  June  10.  Inventory,  £180.6.11,  made  by  Preston  Carpenter  and 
Jedediah  Allen.  L.   23,   p.   392. 

1774,  Feb.  2.  Hall,  Henry,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Amelia 
Glbbs.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Gibbs;  both  of  Mansfield  Township, 
said  Co.  Lib.   15,   p.   524. 

1775,  Aug^.  18.  Hell,  Magrdlena,  of  Bridgwater,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  William,  house  and  5  acres  of  land,  where  I  live;  but  my 
daughter,  Sarah,  is  to  have  her  home  and  live  with  him  till  she  mar- 
ries or  dies.  Children,  Thomas,  Isaac,  Nicoles,  George,  William, 
Abram,  Sarah,  Jacamineje  and  Hannah,  my  moveable  estate  and 
jewels.  The  money  in  the  hands  of  my  brothers,  Samuel  and  Nicolis 
Govermire,  to  be  given  to  my  children,  Thomas,  Isaac,  Nicolis,  George, 
Abram,  Sarah,  Jecamineje  and  Hannah.  Executors — sons,  W^illiam 
and  Isaac.  Witnesses — Harmen  Lane,  Denise  Stryker,  John  Pittenger. 
Proved   Oct.    10,    1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   31. 

1774,  Aug.  30.  Hall,  Martha,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Woolson.  Fellowbondsman — ^Thomas  Hand,  Sr. ;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Aaron  Eldredge  and  Zeruiah  Hughes. 

1774,  Aug.  30.  Inventory,  £16.8.2%,  made  by  Thomas  Hand  and 
Aaron  Eldredge.  Lib.   15,   p.   539. 

1777,  Aug.  20.  Hall,  Samuel,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Carle. 
Fellowbondsman — Jonas  Carle;  both  of  Morris  Township,  said  Co. 
Witness — Nathaniel  Fairchild.  Lib.   18,   p.   620. 

1780,  Feb.  2.  Hall,  Thomas,  of  Bridgwater,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Anna  Hall,  of  said  Co.  Fellowbondsmen — Thomas  Hall,  of 
said  Co.,  and  Daniel  Ellis,  of  Burlington  Co. 

1780,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  made  by  Edward  Bunn,  Dirck  Low  and 
Cornelius  Low.  Lib.   22,   p.   17. 


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1775,  April  7.  Halliard,  Jacob,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Andrew 
Sinnickson.  Fellowbondsmen — Andrew  Sinnickson,  Jr.,  and  Andrew 
Standly;   all  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,   said  Co. 

1775,  April  17.  Inventory,  £73.13.0,  made  by  Andrew  Sinnickson,  Jr., 
and  Andrew  Standly.  Pile  No.  1598  Q. 

1774,  Jane  16.  Halloway,  Mary,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Eldest  son,  John  Halloway,  one  shilling-.  Youngest  son, 
George  Halloway,  who  lives  in  Va.,  in  the  Co.  of  Colepeper,  near 
the  Rappahanock  river,  a  bed.  Rest  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  I  give 
to  said  son,  George.  Executrix — Sarah  Tole,  wife  of  Richard  Tole,  of 
Shrewsbury.  Witnesses — Mary  Lippincott,  Samuel  Parker.  Proved 
June   30,    1774. 

1774,  June  29.  Inventory,  £92.14.7,  made  by  Thomas  White  Carpinter 
and  Joseph  Allen.  Lib.  L.,   p.   209. 

1772,  Feb.  12.  Halsey,  Abigail,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
widow  of  Joseph  Halsey;  will  of.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Williams  and 
Sarah  Conkling,  £20  each.  Grandson,  Daniel  Miller,  son  of  my  daugh- 
ter, Abigail  Miller,  £20.  Of  the  rest  of  my  estate,  I  give  1/8  to  each  of 
my  6  daughters,  Abigail  Miller,  Rebecca  Williams,  Sarah  Conkling, 
Hannah  Miller,  Rachel  Megee  and  Anne  Halsey;  and  the  other  eighths 
in  4  parts,  to  daughter,  Phebe  Crane,  and  her  daughter,  Abigail 
Crane;  daughter,  Deborah  Meeker  and  her  son,  Jonathan  Megie.  Ex- 
ecutors— my  2  eldest  sons,  Joseph  Halsey  and  Daniel  Halsey.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Conkling,  Isaac  Conkling,  Abraham  Clark.  Proved 
March  10,  1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   281. 

1775,  Oct.  12.  Halsey,  Exra,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  %  of  my  personal  estate,  and  i/^  of  my  house 
and  homestead,  and  my  negro  man,  Eneas,  and  the  whole  profits  of 
them  till  my  nephew,  Ezra  Halsey,  is  of  age.  To  the  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Morristown,  £200.  Nephew,  Ezra  Halsey,  oldest  son  of  my 
brother,  Benjamin  Halsey,  my  homestead,  when  21;  that  is,  Y2,  and 
the  whole  when  vacated  by  my  widow,  and,  in  case  of  death,  to  be 
divided  between  his  brothers,  Joseph  and  Benjamin  Halsey,  and  he  is 
to  pay  the  legacies  to  each  of  the  younger  sons  of  my  sister  Wood, 
when  they  are  21;  that  is,  £10,  and  to  her  daughters,  £5.  Nephews, 
Gideon,  son  of  my  brother,  Samuel  Halsey,  and  Samuel,  son  of  my 
sister  Wood,  a  tract  of  land  in  Mendham,  of  60  acres,  when  they  are 
of  age.  To  Ezra,  oldest  son  of  Jerusha,  wife  of  John  Pool,  £20,  when 
of  age.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  my  friend,  Silas  Condict.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Condict,  Nathaniel  Armstrong.     Proved  Nov.   14,   1775. 

Lib.   L.,   p.    284. 

1776,  Oct.  10.  Halsey,  Hannah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  widow  of 
Ezra;  will  of.  Niece,  Bethiah  Pierson,  £10.  Niece,  Patience  Hallock, 
£5.  Nephew,  Benjamin  Hallock,  £10;  all  when  they  are  of  age.  To 
the  children  of  my  brother,  Nathan  Howell,  namely,  Wilmot,  Sarah 
and  IMary,  £10  each,  when  of  age.  Sister,  Phebe  Hallock,  Vi  of  my 
apparel,  and  the  other  V2  to  my  said  niece.  To  Rebecca  Turner,  50 
shillings.  Rest  of  my  estate  to  my  said  brother,  Nathan  Howell  and 
sister,  Phebe  Hollock.  Executors — brother,  Nathan  Howell  and 
Henry  Axtill.  Witnesses — Elijah  Brown,  Ezra  Hallsey,  Silas  Condict. 
Proved  Oct.  21,  1776.  Lib.   18,   p.   377. 


220  NEW   JERSEY   COEONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1780,  Oct.  12.  Halsey,  Jeremiah,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  minister.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary  Halsey,  of  said  Co.,  and  David  Henry,  of  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman.     Pellowbondsman — Richard  McDonald,  of  Hunterdon  Co. 

1780,  Oct.  11.  Inventory,  £605.0.4,  made  by  Thomas  Berry  and  Rich- 
ard  McDonald.  Lib.    23,    p.   214. 

1770,  March  23.  Halsey,  Recompence,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  the  use  of  my  plantation.  Son,  William, 
20  shillings.  Son,  Joel,  £10.  Grandson,  Abraham  Halsey,  46  acres  of 
my  plantation,  along  the  widow  Ward's  line,  and  bounded  by  Daniel 
Richards  and  John  Campfield,;  and  Abraham  is  to  give  a  title  to  the 
place  that  was  his  father's,  my  son,  Elihu,  to  his  brother,  Isaac 
Halsey,  my  other  grandson,  when  he  is  of  age.  Abraham  is  to  pay  to 
his  brother,  Jacob,  £10.  His  mother,  Elizabeth,  is  to  have  the  benefit 
of  the  rents.  Son,  Annanias,  a  part  of  my  plantation,  along  Moses 
Young's  line,  and  bounded  by  Thomas  Ekley.  Grandson,  Moses  Stiles, 
£10.  Daughters,  Ruth,  £3,  Hannah,  £15,  and  Elizabeth,  £10.  Head- 
stones are  to  be  placed  for  myself,  my  w^ife,  and  one  for  my  son, 
Elihu.  Executors — John  Campfleld  and  Ellis  Cook,  Jr.  Witnesses — 
William  Broadwell,  Matthew  Moores,  William  Dixon.  Proved  May  3, 
1777. 

1777,  May  5.  Inventory,  £129.13.7,  made  by  William  Broadwell  and 
Williams  Campfleld.  Lib.   18,   p.   324. 

1776,  July  31.  Hal.sey,  Sila.s,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.,  hatter; 
will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  £20  and  some  goods.  Son,  Caleb,  my  planta- 
tion, and  a  tract  I  bought  of  Lord  Stirling.  Son,  Jeremiah,  had  his 
portion.  Son,  Silas,  land  I  bought  of  Samuel  Bayles.  Son,  Luther, 
£100,  when  21.  Daughter,  Abigail,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £50, 
when  of  age.  Executors — friend,  Stephen  Conkling,  and  my  sons, 
Caleb  and  Silas.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Ogden,  Union  Conkling,  Tim- 
othy  Johnes.      Proved   Feb.    19,    1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   158 

1775,  Nov.  22.  Halstead,  Daniel,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int 
Adm'r- — Stephen  Tallman,  of  said  place.  Pellowbondsman — George 
Taylor,  of  Middletown,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Mary  Taylor  and  Jemima 
Jackson.  Lib.   M,   p.   37. 

1774,  May  4.  Halter,  Peter,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Township, 
Salem  Co.,  glass  maker;  will  of.  Wife,  Dorcas  Halter,  some  goods. 
Son,  David,  watch,  when  21.  Wife  to  have  %  the  personal  estate,  and 
son  David  the  %rds.  Executors — wife,  Dorcas,  and  friend,  George 
Dickinson.  Witnesses — Josl»ua  Pfandler,  Philip  Wentzell,  John  Holme. 
Proved  May  5,   1775. 

1775,  April  20.  Inventory  £524.13.2,  made  by  John  Holme  and  John 
Dickeson.  File  No.   1603  Q. 

1778,  Dec.  25.  Hambler,  John,  of  Roxbury  Township,  Morris  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Cavnarean  Hambler,  use  of  the  land,  and  she 
may  sell  if  she  sees  fit.  Daughters,  Mary  Clinesmith  and  Elizabeth 
Houdershilt,  £10  each.  Daughters,  Ann  and  Catherine,  cow,  pot.  and 
£10.  Sons,  John  Nicholas  Hambler,  Daniel  Hambler,  Adam  Hambler, 
Leonard  Hambler,  John  Hambler  and  Jocab  Hambler,  rest  of  my  es- 
tate. Executors — Elisha  Beach  and  David  Thompson.  Witnesses — 
Samuel   Wills,   James  Hopkins,   John  Riggs.      Proved   Feb.   2,   1779. 

Lib.   21,   p.   33. 


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1773,  May  1,  Hambleton,  Joseph,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abra- 
ham  Cory.      Fellowbondsman — David   Cory;    both   of   said   Co. 

1773,  April  21.  Inventory,  £17.3.0,  made  by  David  Cory  and  Josiah 
Hand.     "Rent  of  house  and  lot,  with  the  use  of  the  woodland." 

Lib.   K,   p.    552. 

1771,  Jan.  29.  Hamilton,  John,  of  Manington,  Salem  Co.,  gentleman; 
will  of.  "My  nephew,  Elizabeth  Hamilton,"  the  only  daughter  of  my 
brother,  Charles  Hamilton,  £20,  when  she  is  18.  Brother,  Isack  Ham- 
ilton, my  apparel.  Sister,  Mary  Hamilton,  £10,  when  18.  Father, 
Archable  Hamilton,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executor — my  father, 
Archibald  Hamilton.  "Witnesses — Richard  Brick,  Christopher  Smith, 
Samuel  Smith.     Proved  Feb.   14,  1771. 

1771,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £61.4.11,  made  by  Christopher  Smith  and 
Samuel  Smith.  Lib.   15,   p.   274. 

1778,  May  27.  Hamilton,  Robert,  of  Somerset  Co.,  shoemaker.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  McCoy.  Fellowbondsman — John  Honeyman;  both  of 
said  Co. 

1778,  May  26.  Inventory,  £64.18.3,  made  by  John  Honeyman  and 
Henry  Christer. 

1779,  Sept.  24.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  16,  p.  513;  Lib.  22,  p.  64. 

1777,  March  12.  Hammltt,  Thomas,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  horse,  cow  and  6  sheep.  Daughter,  Rachel,  a 
colt,  and  her  grandfather  to  take  care  of  it,  till  it  is  fit  to  wean,  then 
to  take  it  to  the  child's  mother.  My  wife  and  said  daughter  to  have 
the  rest.  Executors — my  friend,  John  Stone,  and  my  wife.  Witnesses 
— John  Hammitt,   Benjamin  Allen.      Proved  March  24,   1777. 

1777,  March  17.  Inventory,  £459.4.9,  made  by  Micajah  Wills  and 
Joshua  Lippincott.  Lib.   18,   p.   151. 

1776,  April  4.  Hampton,  John,  of  Pilesgrove  Township,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  the  profits  of  my  lands.  Son,  V/illiam,  iny  planta- 
tion in  Pittsgrove.  Son,  Jacob,  part  of  my  plantation,  to  be  bounded 
by  Joseph  Graves,  Benjainin  Duvall,  Samuel  Lippincott  and  James 
Atkinson.  Son,  Benjamin,  the  rest  of  my  plantation.  Son,  John 
Thomas  Hampton,  moveable  estate.  Executor — son,  John  Thomas 
Hampton.  Witnesses — 'Joseph  Graves,  James  Atkinson,  Isaac  Somers. 
Proved  April  20,  1776. 

1776,  April  18.  Inventory,  £223.19.0,  made  by  Peter  Keen  and  Isaac 
Somers.  Lib.   17,   p.   371. 

1768,  March  23.  Hampton,  Jonathan,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ann  Prances  Hampton,  a  negro  wench,  and  household 
goods.  Daughters,  Mary  Hampton  and  Lydia  Hampton,  their  side 
saddles.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  Hampton,  Mary  Hampton,  Lydia  Hamp- 
ton and  Hannah  Hampton,  £140,  in  order  that  they  may  be  equal  with 
my  other  daughters,  Susannah  and  Marian,  to  whom  I  have  given  a 
like  sum.  Grandson,  Jonathan  Hampton  Lawrence,  £30,  when  21.  To 
each  of  my  grandchildren,  a  Bible.  Real  estate  to  be  sold.  Daugh- 
ter, Susannah  Jelf,  1/6  of  the  residue.  Daughter,  Marian  Lawrence, 
1/6  part.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Hampton,  1/6  part.  Daughter,  Mary 
Hampton,  1/6  part.  Daughter,  Lydia  Hampton,  1/6  part.  Daughter, 
Hannah  Hampton,  1/6  part.  Executors — daughter,  Mary  .Hampton,  my 
son-in-law,  Joseph  Jelf,  and  John  Chetwood.  Witnesses — Matthias 
Williamson,  Josiah  Wynant,  William  Jelf.     Proved  Oct.  21,  1778. 


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1778,  Oct.  21.  Adm'x — Ann  Frances  Hampton.  "Whereas,  John 
Chetwood,  the  only  surviving  executor  named  in  the  will,  residing-  in 
New  Jersey,  having  renounced,  therefore  this  Adm'x  is  appointed." 
Fellowbondsman — "William  Williamson.  Lib.   20,  p.   49. 

1779,  Nov.  6.  Hampton,  Tboinas,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Deborah  Hampton,  of  said  place,  and  James  Hampton,  of 
Baskingridge,  Somerset  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Riggs,  of 
said    Baskingridge.      Witness — Edward    Lewis. 

1779,  Nov.  5.  Inventory,  £1,672.1.3,  made  by  Abel  Cory  and  Nathaniel 
Burt.  Lib.   M,   p.    70. 

1775,  April  12.  Hampton,  William,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Glouces- 
ter, yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Alice,  and  my  daughter,  Judeth  Hamp- 
ton, all  personal  estate.  Son,  Thomas,  part  of  my  plantation.  Son, 
John,  part  of  said  farm,  when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  now 
wife  of  Jacob  Williams,  30  shillings  a  year.  Executors — friends,  Isaac 
Kay  and  Thomas  Redman.  Witnesses — Edward  Gibbs,  Samuel  Clem- 
ent, Thomas  Neaves.     Proved  Oct.  3,   1775. 

1775,  Oct.  1.  Inventory,  £523. 8. 8i/^,  made  by  David  Hurley  and  David 
Branson.  Lib.   17,   p.   239. 

1771,  Aug.  25.  Haniton,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Lida  Hampton,  use  of  house  and  %  of  the  land.  Daughters,  Elizabeth, 
Marget,  Patience,  Mary  and  Hanah,  goods.  Son,  James  Hampton,  £5. 
Son,  Daniel,  my  land.  Executors — Thonias  Terrel  and  Benjamin  Coon. 
Witnesses — John  Van  Court,  John  Layten,  Elijah  Reniton.  Proved 
Sept.  28,  1771. 

1771,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  made  by  Nathaniel  Ayers  and  Thomas 
Talmage.  Lib.   K,   p.   383. 

1774,  Feb.  18.  Hance,  Mary,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  Granson,  John  Allen,  £13,  which  he  has  already  had,  with 
his  paying  Dr.  Joseph  Tolman  his  account  for  doctoring  me  with  can- 
cer. Grandson,  Ephraim  Allen,  5  shillings.  Granddaughters,  Lidia 
and  Sarah  Allen,  the  rest.  Executors — Thomas  Borden  and  Jeremiah 
Hance.  Witnesses— John  Craft,  Catherine  Hance.  Proved  May  18, 
1774.  Lib.   L,   p.   163. 

1777,  Aug.  24.  Hancock,  Godfrey,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Eldest  son,  Godfrey,  gun.  Son,  Hulitt  Hancock,  plantation  I  live 
on,  and  my  cedar  swamp,  and,  after  his  death,  to  his  son  John,  and, 
after  death  of  John,  to  his  eldest  son,  from  one  generation  to  an- 
other, forever.  Grandson,  John  Hancock,  a  mare.  To  my  poor 
brother,  Joseph,  £10.  Daughter,  Sarah  Hancock,  warming  pan. 
Daughters,  Mary,  Prudence,  Jane,  Constant  and  Sarah,  rest  of  per- 
sonal estate.  Executors — my  son-in-law,  Thomas  Antram,  and  my 
son,  Hulitt.  Witnesses — John  Hancock,  George  Hancock,  Daniel  Han- 
cock.     Proved  Sept.   16,   1777. 

1777,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £533.13.1,  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
Daniel    Hancock.  Lib.   19,   p.   38. 

1775,  Sept.  13.  Hancock,  Godfrey,  Jr.,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  all  real  and  personal  estate,  to  enable  her  to 
bring    up    my    children.       Executors — my    wife,     my    brother-in-law, 


CALENDAR   OF    WILLS I77I-I780  223 

Thomas   Antram,    and   my   friend,    Isaac    Bunting.      "Witnesses — Hulitt 

Hancock,    Samuel   Rogers,    Thomas   Fenimore.      Proved    Feb.    11,    1780. 

1780,    Feb.    10.      Inventory,    £339.0.8,    made    by    Joseph    Kemble    and 

Daniel  Hancock.  Lib.   21,   p.   290. 

1777,  Feb.  13.  Hancock,  John,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Hancock,  widow.  Fellowbondsmen — Jonathan 
Stretch  and  Elijah  Ware,  yeomen;  all  of  said  Co. 

1777,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £876.4.4,  made  by  Ephraim  Loyd  and  Jona- 
than  Stretch.  Lib.   18,   p.   479. 

1775,  March  20.  Hancock,  Mary  Ann,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek 
Township,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  To  Edward  Bradway,  and  Elizabeth,  his 
wife,  £20.  To  Morris  Beesley,  and  Mary,  his  wife,  £20.  To  Hannah 
Bradway,  daughter  of  Edward  and  Elizabeth  Bradway,  my  bed,  and, 
if  she  should  die  under  age,  then  to  her  sister,  Elizabeth.  To  Hannah 
Beesley,  my  chest  of  drawers,  and  to  her  sister,  Mary  Beesley,  saddle, 
and  to  Ann  Beesley,  my  silver  shoe  buckles.  My  4  daughters  to  have 
my  wearing  apparel.  My  sheets  and  pillow  cases  I  give  to  the  daugh- 
ters of  Nathaniel  Hancock,  and  Hannah,  his  wife,  and  Jane  Kesbey's 
daughter,  Sarah.  Grandchildren,  Jonathan  and  Robert  Twadington, 
£5  to  each,  when  21.  I  give  the  rest  to  my  four  daughters'  children. 
Executor — son-in-law,  Nathaniel  Hancock.  Witnesses — James  Baker, 
Rhoda  Baker,  James  Daniel.     Proved  June   16,   1776. 

1776,  June  16.  Adm'r — Edward  Bradway,  with  will  annexed.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Jonathan    Stretch. 

1776,  June  12.  Inventory,  £344.1.3,  made  by  Jonathan  Stretch  and 
Benjamin  Clk.  Cooper.  Lib.   17,   p.   408. 

1775,  Jan.  17.  Hancock,  Nathaniel,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek,  Salem 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  £200.  Eldest  son,  William,  the 
land  where  Jacob  Evens  lives,  bounded  by  Richard  Moore  and  James 
Finlaw.  Son,  Joseph,  land  on  east  side  of  line  where  I  dwell;  also 
100  acres  of  marsh  on  line  of  Richard  Moore  and  David  Adams.  Sons, 
William  and  Joseph,  2  tracts  I  bought  of  Ephraim  Loid  and  Ephraim 
Brick.  My  son,  Nathaniel,  the  land  I  bought  of  Samuel  Oakford;  also 
that  which  I  bought  of  Abel  Smith;  also  a  lot  in  Salem,  which  my 
father  bought  of  Thomas  Hancock;  also  200  acres  in  the  pine  woods, 
which  I  bought  of  Ephraim  Loid;  also  100  acres  of  marsh  at  Sassak- 
acks  Island.  Said  sons  are  yet  under  21.  Daughters,  Hannah  Han- 
cock and  Margaret  Hancock,  rest  of  personal  estate,  when  18.  Ex- 
ectors — wife,  Hannah,  and  son,  William.  Witnesses — James  Stretch, 
James  Baker,   Hugh  Peddrick.     Proved  June   16,   1776. 

1776,  June  11.  Inventory,  £1,159.9.3,  made  by  Edward  Bradway  and 
Benjamin  Clk.  Cooper.  Lib.   17,   p.   402. 

1776,  March  17.  Hancock,  Samuel,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek,  Salem 
Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  %  of  my  personal  estate,  and  £9 
yearly.  Daughters,  Rebecca  and  Prudence,  the  other  %.  Son,  Samuel 
(when  21)  all  my  lands.  Daughters  are  under  18.  Executor — nephew, 
William  Bradway,  Jr.  Witnesses — Mary  Beesley,  Morris  Beesley, 
William  Bradway.     Proved  April  6,  1776. 

1776,  March  29.  Inventory,  £382.19.8,  made  by  Thomas  Sayre  and 
Jonathan  Stretch.  Lib.   17,   p.   369. 

1766,  June  19.  Hancock,  Sarah,  of  Salem  Co.,  widow;  will  of. 
Grandchildren,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth,  daughters  of  Samuel  Aid- 


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rich,  £100  each,  when  they  are  at  age  of  16.  But  if  my  daughter 
Lydia's  present  husband  should  die  before  her,  then  the  said  £300  to 
be  given  to  Lydia.  Grandsons,  William  and  Thomas  Hancock,  the 
plantation  in  Elsenborough,  called  Ann's  Grove.  Granddaughters, 
Sarah,  Lydia  and  Susanah,  daughters  of  my  son  Thomas,  £50  to  each. 
Granddaughters,  Mary  and  Sarah,  daughters  of  James  Chamness,  one 
shilling  to  each.  Granddaughters,  Sarah,  Lydia  and  Susanah,  daugh- 
ters of  Thomas  Hancock,  deceased,  one  shilling  to  each.  Son,  William, 
Hancock,  negro  boy.  Bob.  Son,  William,  and  daughter,  Rebekah, 
rest  of  estate.  Rebekah's  part  to  be  put  to  interest,  for  her,  the  vsrife 
of  ^Vesel  Aldrick,  during  her  life,  and,  after  her  death,  to  be  paid  to 
her  children.  Executor — son,  William  Hancock.  Witnesses — Edward 
Hancock,  Jonathan  Kamstar,  Roger  Sherren.     Proved  Dec.  23,  1772. 

File  No.  1710  Q. 

1774,  Aug.  10.  Hancock,  William,  of  Mansfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Thomas,  all  my  lands.  Wife, 
Ellen,  £10  yearly,  during  her  life.  Eldest  son,  William,  £100.  Son, 
John,  £125.  Son,  George,  £400.  Daughters,  Ellen  Shrieve  and  Sarah 
Hancock,  £50  each.  (Sarah  not  yet  21).  Daughter,  Ester  Wright,  £5. 
Son,  Thomas,  is  to  have  that  part  of  the  land  on  the  York  road,  of 
about  13%  acres.  Son,  Daniel,  to  have  the  plantation  I  live  on,  and 
the  pine  land.  Thomas  is  to  have  £100,  at  the  age  of  21.  Wife  to 
have  %  the  household  goods.  Executors — sons,  Daniel  and  George. 
Witnesses — Philip  Bowne,  Joseph  Hancock,  Harlitt  Hancock.  Proved 
Sept.    28,    1774. 

1774,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  £1,055.15.0,  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
John  Godly.  Lib.   16,   p.   379. 

1778,  May  8.  Hancock,  William,  of  Elsenborough,  Salem  Co. ;  will 
of.  Son,  John,  my  lands.  Wife,  Hannah,  profits  of  my  lands,  until 
John  is  21,  in  order  to  bring  up  my  children.  Daughter,  Lydia,  £200, 
when  she  is  18.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £200,  when  18.  Executrix — 
wife,  Hannah.  Witnesses — Joseph  Brick,  William  Goodwin,  John 
Goodwin.     Proved  June  25,  1779. 

1778,  June  1.  Inventory,  £1,079.12.10,  made  by  William  Goodwin  and 
John   Mason.  Lib.   21,   p.   138. 

1774,  March  7.  Hand,  Absalom,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Gideon  Hand,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Shamgar  Hand,  yeo- 
man. Pellowbondsman — -Philip  Cresse,  yeoman;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Humphrey  Hughes  and  Elijah  Hughes.  Lib.   15,   p.   530. 

1777,  Jan.  1.  Hand,  Daniel,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Hand,  use  of  my  whole  estate.  Grandson, 
Samuel  Hand,  the  plantation  I  bought  of  William  and  Nathaniel  Grey; 
but,  if  he  die  under  21,  then  I  give  it  to  all  of  my  own  children,  Ben- 
jamin Hand,  William  Hand,  John  Hand  and  Phebe  Hand.  All  the  rest 
of  my  estate  to  my  4  children,  when  they  are  of  age.  Executors — my 
brother-in-law,  Dennis  Coles,  and  my  wife.  Witnesses — ^Henry  Line, 
Mary  Line,  William  Coles.     Proved  June  6,  1778.  Lib.   20,   p.   226. 

1780,  Sept.  27.  Hand,  Daniel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Daniel 
Hand,  Sr.,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — John  Hand,  Sr.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas  Buck;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Downes  Ed- 
monds  and   Samuel    Shannon.  Lib.   24,   p.   87. 


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1773,  June  9.  Hand,  Ell,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Where- 
as, I  own  a  tract  of  land,  being  between  the  lands  of  my  brother, 
John  Hand  on  the  west,  and  my  brother,  Daniel  Hand,  on  the  east, 
and  is  a  part  of  the  tract  of  land  which  my  father,  Daniel  Hand, 
deceased,  lived  upon,  and  by  my  father  willed  to  me:  which  I  g-ive  to 
my  said  brother,  Daniel  Hand,  and  the  same  is  not  to  be  damapred 
during-  the  nonag-e  of  my  brother,  Daniel,  and  I  appoint  my  friend, 
Constantine  Hug-hes,  to  manage  the  same,  till  Daniel  is  14  years  of 
age;  after  which,  Daniel's  guardian  is  to  manage  the  same,  till  he 
is  of  age.  Brother,  John  Hand,  to  have  rest  of  estate.  Executors — 
brother,  John  Hand,  and  my  friend,  Timothy  Hand.  Witnesses — 
David  Hand,  Hetty  Carle,  Hannah  Bldredge,  Constant  Hughes.  Proved 
Aug.    25,    1773. 

1773,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £59.15.11,  made  by  Jeremiah  Eldredge  and 
Thomas  Ewing.  Lib.   17,   p.   26. 

1773,  July  27.  Hand,  Ellas,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary 
Hand,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Paige,  yeoman;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Henry  Hand  and  Daniel  Crowell. 

1773,  July  23.  Inventory,  £124.3.11,  made  by  Henry  Hand  and  Daniel 
Crowell.  Lib.   15,   p.   529. 

1780,  June  17.  Hand,  Ezekiel,  of  Lower  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Esther,  Vs  my  personal  estate.  Daughters,  Lidia  and 
Mary,  each  a  bed.  Three  youngest  boys  to  have  schooling.  Daugh- 
ters, Elishaba,  Lydia  and  Mary,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Land  to  be 
sold,  and  money  to  be  given  to  my  sons,  Ezra,  Aaron,  Lewes  and 
Ezekele,  when  they  are  21.  Executor — brother,  Henry  Hand.  Wit- 
nesses— Elijah  Shaw,  Abner  Bennett,  Lydia  Conger.  Proved  Sept.  27, 
1780. 

1780,  Oct.  27.  Inventory,  £9,245.16.3,  made  by  Silas  Swain  and  Jere- 
miah   Eldredge.  Lib.   24,   p.   82. 

1777,  Feb.  8,  Hand,  Gideon,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Gideon 
Hand,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — Elijah  Matthews.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Matthew  Whilldin;  both  of  said  Co.;  gentlemen.  Witnesses 
— Aaron  Eldredge  and  Ezra  Hand.  Lib.   38,   p.   80. 

1780,  Jan.  13.  Hand,  Gideon,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Gideon 
Hand,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — George  Hand.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Aaron  Eldredge;  both  of  said  Co.;  gentlemen.  W^itnesses — 
Simon  Hughes  and  Elijah  Hughes.  Lib.   22,   p.   63. 

1771,  Dec.  26.  Hand,  Jacob,  of  Middle  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co.;  will 
of.  "Wife,  Experience,  %  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Negro  man  to 
be  sold.  Son,  Jacob,  my  gun.  Son,  Thomas,  my  steel  trap.  Daugh- 
ters, Mary,  Silvia,  Jerusha,  Elizabeth,  Experience  and  Lydia,  and  my 
youngest  son,  Jeremiah,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  when  they  come  of  age. 
Son,  Jacob,  and  my  wife,  use  of  my  lands,  to  bring  up  the  children. 
Son,  Jacob,  V2  of  my  plantation,  being  the  south  part  from  Delaware 
Bay  to  the  head,  joining  the  old  400  acre  line  purchased  by  Thomas 
Hand,  Sr.,  of  Jeremiah  Bass,  agent  for  the  New  Jersey  Society.  Son, 
Thomas,  the  north  side  of  the  plantation,  by  a  line  formerly  of 
Christopher  Church,  and  now  by  George  Taylor.  Sons,  Jacob,  Thomas 
and  Jeremiah,  and  my  six  daughters,  Mary,  Sylvia,  Jerusha,  Eliza- 
beth, Experience  and  Lydia,  all  my  right  in  Five  Mile  Beach.     Execu- 

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tors — son,  Jacob,  Elijah  Hand  and  Jonathan  Hand.     Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin  Stites,   Jedidiah  Hughes,   William  Stites.     Proved  June   9,   1772. 
1772,    June    8.      Inventory,    £252.8.5,    made    by    Daniel    Crowell    and 
Henry  Hand.  Feb.   16,   p.   5. 

1772,  Sept.  8.  Hand,  IVehemiah,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  As  my  wife,  Lydia,  is  aged  and  infirm,  I  desire  that 
she  may  be  supported  out  of  my  estate.  Son,  Hezekiah,  the  part  of 
my  plantation,  which  I  bought  of  Thomas  Tappon,  and,  at  his  death, 
to  his  sons,  John  and  David.  Son,  Stephen,  40  acres,  joining  the  above 
land,  John  Clark,  and  Thomas  Squire,  and,  at  his  death,  to  his  sons, 
and,  for  want  of  a  son,  to  his  daughters.  Son,  Nehemiah,  my  home- 
stead, lying  on  both  sides  of  Raritan  load,  and,  at  his  death,  to  his 
sons,  and,  for  want  of  a  son,  to  his  daughters.  Sons,  Stephen  and 
Nehemiah,  the  salt  meadow  in  Elizabeth  Town  Great  Meadows,  of  7 
acres.  The  rest  of  the  land  I  bought  of  Thomas  Tappin  to  be  sold, 
and  which  binds  southeast  by  Jonathan  Marsh  and  David  Lambert, 
northeast  by  the  road,  southwest  by  Thomas  Terry,  and  northwest 
by  land  I  devised  to  my  son,  Stephen,  and  contains  80  acres.  Daugh- 
ter, Phebe,  £30.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  my  son  Heze- 
kiah, £20.  Rest  of  estate,  I  give  to  my  sons,  Abraham,  Daniel,  John, 
and  children  of  my  son,  Samuel.  Executors — friends,  Ephraim  Terrill 
and  Stephen  Burrowes.  Witnesses  —  Sarah  Oliver,  Hannah  Tharp, 
Alexander  Stewart,   Abraham  Clark.     Proved  Jan.   25,   1776. 

Lib.   M,   p.   25. 

1774,  Sept.  19.  Hanes  [Haines],  Jeremiah,  of  Northampton  Town- 
ship, Burlington  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Negro,  Cyrus,  to  be  set  free. 
Son,  Robert  Haines,  the  plantation  I  bought  of  Samuel  Smith;  also 
25  acres  of  the  plantation  where  I  live,  which  joins  the  place  where 
Robert  now  lives.  Son,  Jeremiah  Haines,  50  acres  of  iny  plantation, 
next  towards  Mount  Holly;  also  the  land  I  bought  of  Joseph  Feni- 
more,  situated  in  Mount  Holly;  also  the  pine  land  which  I  bought  of 
Aaron  Lippincott.  Sons,  William,  Robert  and  Jeremiah,  my  cedar 
swamp;  also  my  Propriety  Rights.  Son,  William,  the  plantation 
where  I  live.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Haines  and  Frances  Haines,  £100 
each.  Daughters,  Sarah,  the  wife  of  Isaac  Hyard,  and  Rebecca  and 
Frances  Haines,  my  personal  estate.  Executors — son,  William,  and 
my  son-in-law,  Isaac  Hyard.  Witnesses — John  West,  Aaron  Smith, 
Henry  Paxson.     Proved  Nov.  10,  1774. 

1774,  Nov.  8.  Inventory,  £1,873.9.1,  made  by  Henry  Paxson  and 
John    West.  Lib.    16,    p.    385. 

1772,  July  21.  Hanic,  John,  Sr.,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Hank,  of  Northampton  Township,  son  of  said  John 
Hanli,  Sr.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Brian,  of  Mount  Holly, 
cordwainer. 

1772,  July  23.  Inventory,  £257.2.10,  made  by  John  Antram  and 
Thomas  Butcher.  Lib.   14,   p.   507. 

1773,  Feb.  21.  Hannah,  James,  of  Deerfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ruth  Hannah,  my  home  plantation,  all  her  life. 
Son,  David,  the  rest  of  my  lands,  except  my  swamp,  on  Morris  River, 
which  shall  be  sold.  If  David  die  without  any  issue,  then  my  brother, 
Preston  Hannah,  to  have  the  lands.  Mother,  Lydia  Hannah,  £5  a 
year  out  of  the  rent  of  plantation  I  bought  of  Daniel  Clark.   Executors 


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— wife,  Ruth,  and  my  friend,  John  Buck.     Witnesses — Hosea  Snethen, 
Levy  Riley,  Abel  Casto.     Proved  May  12,  1773. 

1773,  March  17.  Inventory,  £357.3.3,  made  by  Daniel  Clark  and  Con- 
stant Peck. 

1774,  June  28.  Account  by  John  Buck.  "Paid  for  cleaning-  the 
house  after  smallpox,   5   shilling's  and   5   pence."  Lib.   16,   p.   81. 

1773,  May  12.  Hannah,  Lidia,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Ruth  Hannah,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — John  Buck,  weaver; 
both  of  said  place. 

1773,  March  29.  Inventory,  £103.18.9,  made  by  John  Buck  and  Con- 
stant Peck.  Lib.   14,   p.   523. 

1772,  Oct.  14.  Hannah,  Preston,  of  Deerfleld,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Samuel  Hannah,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Guardian — John  Buck. 
Fellowbondsman — Constant    Peck;    both    of    said    place. 

Lib.   14,   p.   505. 

1773,  June  7.  Hannah,  Ruth,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Ward. 
Late  Ruth  Sayre,  daughter  of  David  Sayre,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Guardian — Constant  Peck.  Fellowbondsman — John  Buck;  both  of 
Deerfleld,  said  Co.  Lib.   14,   p.   542. 

1768,  April  22.  Harcourt,  William,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  iny  plantation  while  my  widow,  and  my  son, 
William,  to  do  the  best  he  can  with  it,  as  he  is  to  have  the  land. 
Son,  Richard,  20  shillings,  and  4  acres  of  land  in  Upper  Freehold 
Township,  which  joins  the  farm  where  he  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  the 
money  I  am  bound  for  him  to  George  Miller.  Sons,  John  and  Na- 
thaniel, £100  each,  when  21.  Daughters,  Rebecca,  Sarah,  Martha  and 
Mary,  £50  each,  when  they  marry.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my 
sons,  Richard  and  William.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Furman,  Josiah 
Furman,   "William  James.      Proved  March   2,   1779. 

1779,  Feb.  27.  Inventory,  £448.2.0,  made  by  Isaac  Howell  and  Alex- 
!  ander   Carr.  Lib.   20,   p.   388. 

1770,  Aug.  10.     Harder,  Hendrick,  of  Sowerland,   Somerset  Co.,   yeo- 

j  man;   will   of.     Grandson,   Hendrick   Harder    (son   of  my  son,   Simon), 

f  my    negro    boy.    Will.      Real    and    personal    estate    to    be    sold.      Son, 

ii  Simon,   £5,   and  the  interest  of  £100  yearly  during  his  life,   and,  after 

]!  his  death  the  £100  to  be  given  to  the  children  of  my  son,  Simon,  and 

!  my    daughter,    Maria,    Avife    of   Jacobus   Amerman,    and    my    daughter, 

I  Antye,   wife   of  Peter  Cass.     Rest   of  estate  to  my   said   children   and 

my  grandchildren.     Executives — friend,  Peter  Schenk,  of  Millstone,  my 

son-in-law,    Jacobus    Amerman,    of    Sowerland,    and    Peter    Case,    of 

Amwell,    Hunterdon    Co.       Witnesses — John    Staats,    Samuel    Okeson, 

Peter  Stryker.     Proved  Aug.   29,   1771. 

1786,   Oct.    27.      Account   by   Peter   Case.  Lib.   K,   p.   360. 

1779,  Nov.  8.  Harding,  Thomas,  of  Middlesex  Co.,  farmer.  Int. 
Adm'r — James    Crowell.      Account    by    Adm'r.  Lib.   22,   p.   64. 

1742,  Feb.  7.  Haring,  Cornelius,  of  Orange  Town,  Orange  Co.,  N.  Y., 
Esq.,  will  of.  Youngest  son,  Jacob,  land  at  Tapan,  said  Co.,  which 
begins  at  land  of  Abraham  Harring,  at  the  southeast  side  of  the  road, 
then  west  along  the  road  to  the  gate  of  John  Haring,  then  southeast 


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to  land  of  Pieter  Hering-,  then  to  Meyery  Swamp,  and  from  there  to 
Abraham  Hering;  also  20  acres  on  south  side  of  Cosyn  Hering;  and 
Jacob  shall  give  his  mother  1/10  of  what  he  raises;  but,  if  he  die, 
the  land  to  go  to  his  brothers  and  sister.  To  my  oldest  son,  John,  the 
rest  of  land  in  Tapan,  and  he  to  give  to  his  sisters,  £40.  Son,  Daniel, 
land  where  he  lives,  at  Hackensack  Creek,  and  he  must  give  his 
4  sisters,  £20.  Son,  Cornelius,  land  where  he  lives.  I  give  the  slaves 
to  my  4  daughters.  Witnesses — Arnout  Abramse,  Douwe  Tallman, 
Frans  Vansaller.     Proved  June   28,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   271. 

1771,  Aug.  26.  Haringr*  Jacob,  of  Orange  Town,  Orange  Co.,  N.  T. ; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  real  and  personal,  estate  during  her  life. 
Friend,  Thomas  Ackerson,  house  and  lot  where  I  live,  which  is  in  the 
south  side  of  Abraham  Harring;  also  a  swamp,  which  I  purchased  of 
Peter  Haring,  and  the  lot  into  the  Hills  near  Johanes  Bolls.  Brothers- 
in-law,  John  and  Clare  Bogards,  £50.  To  brothers  and  sisters,  John, 
Daniel,  Cornelius,  Margaret,  Vrowje,  Sophiah,  and  children  of  Mary, 
the  residue.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  my  friend,  Thomas  Acker- 
son.  Witnesses — Dowa  Talleman,  by  his  mark,  Catharine  Blauvelt, 
by  her  mark,  Thomas  Outwater.     Proved  Sept.   15,   1779. 

1780,  July   6.     Inventory. 

1782,   Sept.   20.     Account  by  Abraham  Harring  and  Harmanus  Tall-j 
man,   Adm'rs   of   estate   of  Jacob   Harring,   late   of   Bergen   Co. 

Lib.   M,   p.   46;   Lib.   M,   p.   56.; 

1760,  June  5.  Haring,  John  Corns,  of  Orange  Town,  Orange  Co.,| 
N.  Y. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Rensje,  all  real  and  personal,  while  my  widow,! 
and  then  I  give  to  my  son,  Abraham,  my  Dutch  Bible.  Son,  Abraham,! 
1/^  of  place  where  I  live,  and  other  i^  to  my  son,  John.  Son,  Cor-| 
nelius,  land  over  the  hill.  Daughters  to  have  £400.  Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Haring,  Petrus  Haring,  John  Haring.     Proved  Dec.  5,  1775. 

Lib.  L,   p.   269J 

1779,  Feb.  26.  Marker,  E:dmund,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — '| 
Abel  Harker. 

1779,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £135.17.0,  made  by  James  Sexton  and  Alex- 
ander Kimmings. 

1782,  May  22.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  22,  p.  36;  24,  p.  137.J 

1779,  May  9.  Harlenbrook,  Lodowick,  of  Somerset  Co. ;  will  of. 
Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  my  wife,  Kathrine,  to  have 
%  of  the  proceeds,  and  the  rest  to  be  divided  among  my  8  children, 
Abraham,  Hendrick,  John,  Lodowick,  Isaac,  Jacob,  Mary  and  Phebe 
Executor — friend,  Jacob  Vosseller.  Witnesses — Jacob  Vosseller,  Jr., 
Luke  Vosseller,  Daniel  Castner.     Proved  Sept.   12,   1780. 

1780,  Sept.  1.  Inventory,  £109.4.3,  made  by  George  Hall  and  Garret 
Low.  Lib.   22,  p.  293.f 


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1767,  Sept.  7.  Harriman,  John,  of  Pequannock  Township,  Morris 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  If  any 
of  my  children  shall  be  under  8  years  of  age,  an  allowance  of  4  shill- 
ings pr.  week  is  to  be  deducted  out  of  the  remainder  for  their  support 
till  they  are  8.  Wife,  Miriam,  %  of  the  remainder.  Eldest  daughter, 
Jemima,  shall  have  all  the  things  I  lent  her.  The  rest  to  my  children, 
John,  Joseph,  Stephen,  Richard,  Jacob,  David,  Hannah,  Bathsheba  and 
Sarah.      Executors — wife,    Miriam,   son,   Joseph,    and   my   friend,   Capt. 


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Job    Allen.       Witnesses — Jacob    Mlnton,    John  Huntington,    Timothy 
Southerd.      Proved   Oct.    21,    1772. 

1772,  Oct.  26.  Inventory.  £290.0.9,  made  by  John  Huntington  and 
Heatton.  Lib.  K,   p.   505. 

[No  date.]  Harrlng,  Jacob,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Account  of  Abra- 
ham Harring,  Adm'r  of  estate.  Paid  Catherine  Bogart  and  Peter 
Herring.      (Paper   much   torn.)  Pile   No.    1265B. 

1776,  Jan.  30.  Harris,  Abraham,  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Esther, 
%  of  the  profits  of  the  land,  and  %  the  moveables.  To  my  6  sons, 
Abraham,  Isaac,  Jacob,  John,  Nicholas  and  Permenos,  my  lands. 
Daughter,  Zerviah,  high  drawers.  Executor — son,  Abraham.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Briggs,  Hannah  Briggs,  Thomas  Sayre.  Proved  July 
3,  1779. 

1776,  Feb.  26.  Inventory,  £285.8.4,  made  by  Thomas  Sayre  and  John 
Briggs.  Lib.   21,   p.   178. 

1776,  Nov.  14.  Harris,  Benjamin,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  Ogden  Harris,  Benjamin  Harris,  Johnson 
Harris  and  Alva  Harris,  my  plantation,  when  they  are  of  age.  Daugh- 
ter, Phebe  Harris,  £3.  Daughters,  Ann,  Priscilla  and  Rachel,  5 
shillings  to  each.  Wife,  Rachel,  use  of  lands.  Executors — wife, 
Rachel,  and  daughter,  Phebe  Harris.  Witnesses — Richard  Johnson, 
Martha  Johnson,  Aaron  Ryley.     Proved  Sept.  11,  1777. 

1776,  Nov.  26.  Inventory,  £128.19.6,  made  by  Daniel  Garrison  and 
Elijah  Bowen.  Lib.  19,  p.  164. 

1776,  June  23.  Harris,  Daniel,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  weaver;  will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  profits  of  %  of  my  land,  and  the 
%  of  moveable  estate.  Sons,  Robert,  Daniel,  Hosea,  Joel,  and  Amos, 
my  plantation.  Daughters,  Eunice  Harris  and  Mary  Harris,  rest  of 
personal  estate,  when  18.  Executors — sons,  Robert  and  Daniel.  Wit- 
nesses— Jeremiah  Robbins,  Selah  Robbins,  Silas  Harris.  Proved  Aug. 
1,  1776. 

1776,  July  5.  Inventory,  £330.3.11,  made  by  Elijah  Bowen  and  Jere- 
miah Robbins.  Lib.   18,   p.   43. 

1775,  Dec.  15.  Harris,  Isaac,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Ruth  Harris,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — John  Bower,  yeoman; 
both  of  said  place. 

1775,  Nov.  15.  Inventory,  £314.10.6,  made  by  Ephraim  Harris  and 
John    Bower.  Lib.   16,   p.   445. 

1771,  Nov.  13.  Harris,  John,  of  Bridgewater  Township,  Somerset 
Co.;  -will  of.  Eldest  son,  John  Harris,  5  shillings  and  my  Regiment- 
apparel,  and  V2  of  my  lands  on  the  east  side  of  the  road,  which  leads 
from  Baskinridge  to  Bound  Brook.  Son,  James,  the  west  part  of  the 
said  land,  and  his  mother  is  to  have  the  benefit  of  said  land  till  he  is 
21.  Son,  Gerret,  plantation  where  I  dwell.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  house 
and  lot  in  Bridgewater,  which  I  bought  of  Richard  Gibbs,  of  New 
Brunswick.  Son,  William,  £125.  To  the  children  of  my  daughter, 
Margret,  deceased,  £20,  when  they  are  21.  Daughter,  Mary,  £50,  when 
she  is  21,  or  marries.  Daughter,  Johannah,  £50.  Daughter,  Anne, 
£55.  To  my  wife,  my  Bible  and  goods,  to  bring  up  my  small  children. 
Sons,   John   and   Gerrit.   the   use   of  my   pew   in   the   meeting  house  at 


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Bound  Brook.  Executors — son,  John,  and  my  friends,  Thomas  Terril 
and  Rouloff  Sebring-.  Witnesses — Nicholas  Kip,  Leah  Kip,  Elias  Van 
Court.      Proved   Jan.    8,    1772. 

1771,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  made  by  Samuel  Dunn  and  John  Sebring. 
"A  legacy  from  Thomas  Olden's  estate,  supposed  to  be  £20." 

Lib.  K,   p.   386. 

1773,  Sept.  8.  Harris,  John,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Mary,  use  of  my  land.  To  my  brother's  grandson,  George  Harris,  all 
my  land,  after  my  wife's  decease.  Wife  to  have  my  moveable  estate. 
Executors  —  Benjamin  Carter  and  Theophilus  Miller.  Witnesses  — 
Stephen  Hand,  Lawrence  Walker,  Archibald  Dallas.  Proved  March 
27,   1775.  Lib.  L,   p.   333. 

1776,  June  15.  Harris,  Josiah,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  Enos,  Israel  and  John,  my  plantation  where  I  live; 
Enos  to  have  the  part  on  which  the  house  and  orchard  are;  Israel  Y^ 
joining  to  Enos;  and  John  the  other  %.  Daughters,  Hannah  and 
Elizabeth,  £20  each.  (Sons  not  yet  21.)  Wife,  the  use  of  my  lands, 
and  the  rest  of  my  personal  estate,  to  bring  up  the  children.  Execu- 
tors— friends,  John  Burgin  and  John  Peck.  Witnesses — John  More, 
Benjamin  Peck,  Catherine  Golden.     Proved  July  5,   1776. 

1776,  July  5.  Inventory,  £187.13.6,  made  by  Jacob  Moore  and  William 
Biggs. 

1777,  Sept.  26.  Account  by  Executors.  Paid  Ruth  Harris,  £47. 
Paid  John  Buck,   £81.1.0.  Lib.   18,  p.   45;   Lib.   18,   p.   601. 

1770,  June  27.  Harris,  Natlianiel,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Nathaniel,  10  shillings.  Son,  John,  10  shillings. 
Son,  Jonathan,  10  shillings.  Son,  Noah,  10  shillings.  Son,  Josiah, 
the  plantation  where  I  dwell,  and  my  salt  marsh  in  Greenwich. 
Grandson,  Ebenezer  Harris,  my  lands  which  I  bought  of  Edward 
BuUen,  and  since  of  the  New  Jersey  Society,  except  20  acres  at  the 
north  end,  which  I  give  to  my  grandson,  David  Harris,  son  of  David 
Harris.  My  son  David's  widow  shall  enjoy  the  said  lands  while  she 
remains  my  son's  widow.  Daughter,  Hannah  Ewing,  £10.  Daughter, 
Ruth  Whitticar,  £10.  Daughters,  Abigail  Alderman  and  Elizabeth 
Bowen,  each  5  shillings.  Executors  —  son,  Noah,  and  my  friend, 
Thomas  Read.  Witnesses — John  Wethern  [Worthington],  Maskell 
Ewing,  Thomas  Ewing,  Jr.     Proved  Nov.  14,  1775. 

1775,  Nov.  8.  Inventory,  £196.8.7,  made  by  Jacob  Moore  and  Con- 
stant   Peck. 

1777,  June  23.  Account  by  John  Buck  and  Mary  Harris,  Executors 
of  Noah  Harris,  deceased,  who  was  Executor  of  Nathaniel  Harris. 

Lib.  16,  p.  463;  Lib.  18,  p.  599. 

1777,  Jan.  1.  Harris,  Noali,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £5.  Daughter,  Tamsen,  chest  of  drawers. 
Daughter,  Susannah,  the  bed  that  was  my  second  wife's.  Son,  Noah, 
my  home  plantation.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  said  plantation,  till  my 
children  are  brought  up;  and  then  I  give  to  my  6  children,  who  are 
the  youngest,  that  is,  Hannah,  Meriam,  Mary,  Phebe,  Abigail  and 
Noah,  %  of  my  moveable  estate.  That  piece  of  land  on  the  north 
side  of  the  road,  that  runs  from  Deerfleld  Street  to  Daniel  Garrison, 
to  be  sold.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  my  friend,  John  Buck.  Wit- 
nesses— William  McMonigill,  Adam  Shaiffer,  Patrick  Conner.  Proved 
March  11,   1777. 


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1777,  March  22.  Inventory,  £348.7.6,  made  by  William  Tullls  and 
Samuel   Ogden. 

1777,  June  23.     Account  by  Executors.     "Received  for  land,  £133." 

Lib.   18,   p.   164;  Lib.   18,   p.   599. 

1779,  Sept.  13.  Harris,  PriscIIIa,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumber- 
land Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of  Benjamin  Harris,  of  said  place,  deceased. 
Petition  of  Daniel  Og-den,  of  Deerfleld,  said  Co.,  in  behalf  of  Priscilla 
Harris,  stating-  that  she  is  under  14  years  of  ag-e,  and  her  education 
is  greatly  neglected,  and  she  has  personal  estate  that  stands  in  need 
of  care  of  a  Guardian.  Guardian — said  Daniel  Ogden.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Thomas  Ogden.  Lib.  22,  p.  59. 

1773,  Jan.  4.  Harris,  Samuel,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.,  weaver;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  my  mare  and  cattle.  Son,  Samuel, 
10  shillings.  Son,  Abraham,  the  plantation  where  he  lives,  in  Allo- 
ways  Creek  Township,  Salem  Co.,  which  I  bought  of  John  Chandler. 
Son,  Benjamin,  plantation  where  he  lives,  w^hich  I  bought  of  Seth 
Brooks.  Sons,  Benjamin  and  Silas,  and  my  grandson,  Jacob  Harris, 
the  son  of  Jacob,  deceased,  a  cedar  swamp  in  Labonan.  Son,  Silas, 
V2  of  the  plantation  where  I  live,  next  to  the  Kings  Road,  with  the 
house  and  %  of  10  acres  of  marsh,  which  I  bought  of  Josiah  Perrine. 
Grandson,  Jacob  Harris,  son  of  Jacob,  deceased,  %  of  plantation 
where  I  live,  and  the  other  i/i  of  the  10-acre  marsh.  Sons,  Daniel  and 
Silas,  my  2  looms.  Daughter,  Hannah  Tomson,  5  shillings.  The  50 
acres  that  I  bought  of  the  Society  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Rachel,  rest  of 
personal  estate.  Executors  —  Benjamin  Harris  and  Daniel  Harris. 
Witnesses' — Nicholas  Johnson,  John  Woodruff,  David  Platts.  Proved 
Jan.   30,  1773. 

1773,  Jan.  25.  Inventory,  £196.10.0,  made  by  Nicholas  Johnson  and 
John   Woodruff.  Lib.    16,    p.    91. 

1773,  July  8.  Harris,  William,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  "Ward. 
Son  of  Elijah  Harris,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice 
of  Samuel  Kelly  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Samuel  Kelly,  of  Wood- 
bridge.  Fellowbondsman — Norris  Thorp,  of  Perth  Amboy;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  K,   p.   452. 

1777,  April  12.  Harrison,  Joseph,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  use  of  my  plantation,  to  bring  up  my  children, 
till  my  oldest  daughter  is  18.  All  my  estate  to  be  divided  equally 
between  my  wife  and  my  daughters,  Deborah,  Diadama  and  Rebecca 
Harrison.  Executors — 'my  brother,  Isaac  Harrison,  and  my  friend, 
Abner  Wright.  Witnesses — Amos  Wright,  Joseph  Wildes,  Richard 
Potts.     Proved  April  25,  1777. 

1777,  April  22.  Inventory,  £363.9.0,  made  by  Amos  Wright  and 
William  Cowperthwaite.  Lib.   18,  p.   215. 

1772,  Jan.  28.  Harrison,  Priscilla,  of  Greenwich  Township,  Glouces- 
ter Co.;  will  of.  I  am  one  of  the  daughters  of  William  Harrison,  of 
the  said  place.  I  give  to  my  cousin,  Harrison  Wells,  100  acres  of 
land,  where  the  dwelling  house  and  grist  mill  stand,  in  order  that 
my  sister,  Mary  Wells,  shall  have  a  room  in  the  said  house,  and  her 
living  out  of  the  estate,  during  her  widowhood.  Cousins,  Daniel  Wells, 
William  Wells,  William  Simson,  James  Simson,  Asher  Simson  and 
Samuel  Elles,  the  rest  of  my  tract  of  land,  and  the  land  I  bought  of 


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John  Steelman,  and  the  marsh  on  "Deliver"  River  and  "Rapapin," 
each  to  have  a  share  when  21.  Sister,  Mary  Wells,  and  daughter, 
Priscilla  Wells,  my  negro  woman.  Vines.  Cousin,  Priscilla  Simson, 
negro  girl,  Cande.  Cousin,  Priscilla  Harrison  (my  brother's  daugh- 
ter), negro  Lenah,  and  a  lot  in  this  Co.,  called  Ridon's  lot.  The  debts 
I  am  bound  for,  with  my  sister,  Mary  Wells,  are  to  be  paid  out  of  the 
profits  of  the  estate.  To  my  brother's  daughter,  Elizabeth  Harrison, 
two  lots  in  Gloucester.  My  cousin,  Margaret  Albertson,  a  negro  child. 
Executors  are  to  purchase  for  Nance  Hogg,  Rebecca  Harrison  and 
Mary  Harrison  (the  daughter  of  Joseph  Harrison),  a  pair  of  gold 
buttons  for  each.  Priscilla  Wells,  Priscilla  Simson  and  Priscilla 
Harrison  shall  have  the  negroes  given  them,  when  they  are  18.  My 
brother  William  Harrison's  son,  Samuel,  dishes.  To  my  sister's 
daughter,  Priscilla  Wells,  a  bed.  Cousin,  Sarah  Simson,  a  case  of 
drawers.  Cousin,  William  Wells,  a  Bible.  Cousin,  Hannah  Simson, 
£10.  Cousin,  Margaret  Albertson,  spoons.  My  brother,  William  Harri- 
son, Samuel  Clement,  John  Hinchman  and  Thomas  Denny  are  to 
divide  my  lands.  Executors — sister,  Mary  Wells,  and  cousin,  John 
Hinchman.  Witnesses — Thomas  Roberts,  John  Munyan,  William  Tay- 
lor.    Proved  Feb.  14,  1772. 

1772,  Feb.  11.  Inventory,  £358.6.4,  made  by  Solomon  Lippincott  and 
Joshua  Cozens.  Lib.   15,   p.  352. 

1777,  April  8.  Harrison,  Richard,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Grandson,  Israel  Harrison,  all  my  plantation  and  lands, 
except  herein  disposed  of.  Granddaughter,  Rachel  Harrison,  that 
house  and  lot  that  joins  lands  of  Evan  Evans,  in  Jacobstown.  My 
wife,  Mary,  and  my  daughter-in-law,  Edith  Harrison,  to  have  the 
use  of  all  my  land  and  plantation,  during  the  life  of  my  wife,  or 
till  my  grandson  is  21.  My  Executors  are  to  sell  one  acre  of  land, 
on  one  side  of  the  Baptist  Meetinghouse,  and  one  acre  on  the  other 
side.  Executors — my  friend,  John  Rogers,  and  my  daughter,  Edith 
Harrison.  Witnesses — John  West,  Jeremiah  Pickring,  Richard  Potts. 
Proved  May  19,   1777. 

1777,  May  16.  Inventory,  £61.5.0,  made  by  Richard  Potts  and  John 
West.  Lib.  18,  p.  387. 

1775,  March  28.  Hart,  Abner  and  Phillips,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Wards. 
Sons  of  John  Halt,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  "Wards  make  choice 
of  Benjamin  Mershon  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — Benjamin  Mer- 
shon.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Merchon;  both  of  said  Co.  Witness 
— Hannah  Allen.  Lib.   15,   p.   528. 

1774,  May  27.  Hart,  Hannah,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  widow 
of  John  Hart;  will  of.  Eldest  daughter,  Fransinah,  chest  of  drawers. 
Daughter,  Abbygail,  a  table.  Youngest  daughter,  Rebeckah,  a  bed. 
Sons,  Phillips  and  Abner,  £12  each.  Eldest  brother.  Job,  £100.  To 
the  old  Methodist  Meeting-house,  £5  and  10  shillings,  for  10  years. 
Sister,  ABbygail,  Theophilus'  wife,  a  gown.  Sister,  Rebecca,  a  gown. 
To  Elijah  Hart,  my  husband's  eldest  son,  7  shillings  and  6  pence,  and 
Fanney  Hart,  a  pair  of  silver  buckles.  Executors — brother.  Job  Phil- 
lips, and  Timothy  Hart.  Witnesses — John  Fidler,  Cornelius  Vannoy, 
Benjamin  Mershon.     Proved  Aug.   19,   1774. 

1774,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £145.11.2,  made  by  John  Fidler  and  Henry 
Baker. 

1794,  Dec.  13.     Account  of  Job  Phillips.  Executor.         Lib.  16,  p.  312. 


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1775,  Jan.  23.  Hart,  Henry,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Samuel  Fin- 
ley.      Fellowbondsman — John    Dickenson;    both    of   said   Co. 

1775,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £213.1.0,  made  by  John  Dickenson  and 
John  Rowan.  Lib.   15,   p.  537. 

1770,  Sept.  22.  Hart,  John,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  £100,  and  well  provided  for  with  goods  and 
provisions.  Son,  Elijah,  100  acres  of  land,  part  of  the  plantation  he 
lives  on,  and  a  lot  of  land  on  the  mountain  which  I  bought  of  Daniel 
Coxe.  Second  son,  John,  the  rest  of  the  plantation  where  Elijah 
lives;  also  51  acres  of  land,  which  I  purchased  of  Cornelius  Anderson. 
Third  son,  Phillips,  i^  the  plantation  I  live  on.  Fourth  son,  Abner, 
the  other  1^  of  plantation  I  live  on.  Daughter,  Frances,  £50,  when  19. 
Daughter,  Abigail,  £50,  when  19.  Daughter,  Rebecca,  £100,  when  19. 
Executors — wife,  Hannah,  son,  Elijah,  and  brother,  Richard  Hart. 
Family  to  be  supported  from  the  plantations,  until  my  sons  are  21. 
Witnesses  —  Josiah  Ellis,  Joseph  Burroughs,  Nathaniel  Baldwin. 
Proved  May  19,   1774. 

1774,  May  2.  Inventory,  £208.14.0,  made  by  Joseph  Burroughs  and 
Henry  Mershon.  Lib.  16,  p.  357. 

177»,  April  16.  Hart,  John,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Being  old  and  stricken  in  age.  Eldest  son,  Jesse  Hart,  the  house  and 
lot  I  lately  bought  of  Benjamin  Stout,  Jr.,  with  79 1.4  acres,  including 
John  Hobbs,  the  meeting-house,  and  Benjamin  Stout's,  Sr.,  lots,  out 
of  which  quantity  their  lots  are  to  be  subtracted;  also  10  acres  and 
39  perches  of  woodland,  joining  land  of  Widow  Randle.  Son,  Na- 
thaniel, plantation  where  I  live,  of  193  acres,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  his 
brother,  Daniel,  when  of  full  age,  £500,  and  to  his  sister,  Deboiah, 
when  she  is  18,  £300.  Son,  Edward,  100  acres  of  land,  whereon  my 
son,  Nathaniel,  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  yearly  £15,  to  be  applied  by 
my  Executors  to  bring  up  and  educate  my  granddaughter,  Mary  Hart, 
daughter  of  my  son,  John,  till  she  is  18,  in  case  her  father  does  not 
provide  for  her.  My  right  to  %  of  an  undivided  right  of  3  lots  of 
land,  with  the  grist  mills  and  fulling  mills  thereon,  at  Rocky  Hill, 
in  Somerset  Co.,  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Sarah  Wlkoff,  £100.  Daugh- 
ter, Deborah,  a  negro  named  Hannah,  when  Deborah  is  18.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Jesse,  Nathaniel  and  Edward,  and  my  brother's  son,  Levi 
Hart.  Witnesses — Jared  Sexton,  Andrew  Barton,  Jesse  Pettit.  Proved 
May  26,   1779. 

1779,  May  17.     Inventory,  made  by  Nathan  Stout  and  Jared  Sexton. 

Lib.  21,  p.   128. 

1776,  April  20.  Hart,  Joseph,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Being  infirm.  Eldest  son,  Amos  Hart,  the  plantation  where 
he  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  each  of  his  sisters,  Mary,  Abigail,  Naomi 
and  Lois,  £15.  Youngest  son,  Joseph,  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
and  to  pay  to  each  of  the  said  sisters  £5.  Executors — sons,  Amos 
and  Joseph,  and  my  son-in-law,  Jeremiah  Woolsey.  Witnesses — 
Amos  Moore,   John   Welling,   Jr.,   John  Guild.      Proved  April   16,    1777. 

1777,  April  2.  Inventory,  £117.6.1,  made  by  John  Welling,  Jr.,  and 
Joseph  Moore.  Lib.   18,   p.   289. 

1775,  Oct.  3.  Hart,  Levy,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Longstreet.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Longstreet,  Jr.,  and  John 
Van  Clafe;  all  of  Freehold,  said  Co. 


234  NEW  JERSEY   COI.ONIAL  DOCUMENTS 

1775,  Sept.  30.  Renunciation  by  Catherine  Hart,  in  favor  of  John 
Long-street,    Esq.      Witnesses — Elias   Long-street   and   Rebeckah    Hart. 

1775,  Oct.  12.  Inventory,  £353.11.0,  made  by  Joseph  Throckmorton 
and  Peter  Hulshart.  Includes  "23  bottles  of  porter,  £1.14.6;  40  bottles 
of  -wine,  £5;  li/^  casks  of  wine,  £22.     Table  in  the  barroom,  £1.10.0." 

Lib.  M,   p.   36. 

1773,  Sept.  21.  Hart,  Richard,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Marg-ret,  all  the  income  of  my  real  estate, 
till  my  sons,  Joseph  and  Ashar,  are  21,  to  enable  her  to  care  for  my 
children.  To  son,  Joseph  (by  my  said  wife,  Marg-ret),  all  the  land  on 
the  west  side  of  the  road,  called  Roger's  Road,  -where  I  now  live, 
except  that  part  of  land  I  lately  bought  of  William  Coxe,  Esq.,  of 
Pennsylvania.  Son,  Ashar  (by  my  -wife,  Margret),  the  said  land  I 
bought  of  William  Coxe,  Esq.,  on  the  -west  side  of  Roger's  road;  also 
the  land  on  the  east  side  of  said  road.  Both  of  said  sons  are  under 
age.  Eldest  son,  John,  all  my  estate  in  Pennsylvania.  Executors- 
wife,  Margret,  and  my  sons,  John  and  Joseph.  Witnesses— Jonathan 
Gray,    Jacob    Ashton,    David    Cowell.      Proved    Nov.    11,    1773. 

1773,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £747.9.2,  made  by  William  Welling  and 
Jonathan  Gray.  Lib.  16,  p.  201. 

1779,  July  27.  Hart,  Samuel,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  4  sheep,  which  are  to  be  put  out  for 
the  use  of  bringing  up  the  child,  till  of  age.  Wife,  Martha,  rest  of 
moveable  estate.  My  lot  of  land  to  my  wife  and  daughter,  which 
begins  at  Edward  Hunt's  corner  on  Philip  Robert's  line.  Executors 
— my  wife,  and  my  friends,  Nathan  Moore  and  Ralph  Laning-.  Wit- 
nesses— Benjamin  Hart,  Phillip  Robarts,  William  Campbell.  Proved 
Oct.  22,  1779. 

1779,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £123.15.0,  made  by  Philip  Roberts  and 
Robert  Laning.  Lib.   21,  p.   210. 

1778,  Aug.  3.     Hartley,  Reiijamiii,  of  Gloucester  Co.     Int.     Adm'x- 
Mary    Hartley.      Fellowbondsman — Thomas   Bate;    both    of    said    Co. 

Lib.  16,  p.  519. 

1772,  Oct.  5.  Hartley,  John,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— William  Walker,  of  New  Castle  Co.,  Pennsylvania.  Fellowbonds- 
men — Joseph  Burroughs  and  George  Trenchard,  Jr.;  both  of  Salem  Co. 

1772,  Oct.  5.  Inventory,  £43.7.10,  made  by  John  Taylor  and  George 
Trenchard,  Jr.  Lib.  14,  p.   510. 

1775,  April  17.  Hartley,  Richard,  of  Maning-ton,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
There  are  250  acres  of  land  in  Sussex  Co.  on  Delaware,  which  deed 
is  now  in  the  hands  of  Rixson  Lewis,  in  the  Loan  Office,  and  it  is  my 
will  that  the  land  be  sold,  and  the  money  put  to  interest,  and  divided 
among  my  children;  lo  to  my  son,  John,  and  the  other  V2  to  my 
daughters,  Ann  and  Jane.  What  I  have  in  Manington  shall  be  rented 
out  for  4  years,  and  then  to  be  disposed  of,  and  the  money  used  to 
bring  up  my  children.  I  give  V2  of  what  remains  to  my  wife.  My 
3  servants  I  desire  to  be  sold.  Executors  —  Thomas  Hartley  and 
Samuel  Hartley.  Witnesses — Ann  Tuston,  Sarah  Williams,  Thomas 
Bent.     Proved  Aug.  15,   1775. 

1775,  Aug.   15.     Inventory,   £208.1.11,   made  by  Richard   Smith,  Jr. 

1776,  April  9.     Account  by  Thomas  Hartley,  the  Executor. 

Lib.  16,  p.  499;  Lib.  17,  p.  265. 


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1776,  June  10.  Hartley,  Samuel,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 'William 
Nicholson.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Hartley;   both  of  said  Co. 

1776,  June  9.  Inventory,  £207.17.2,  made  by  James  Mason  and 
Richard  Smith,  Jr.  Lib.   16,  p.  500. 

1771,  Sept.  25.  Harvey,  Peter,  of  Mansfield,  Burling-ton  Co.:  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary,  £300,  and  the  household  goods,  cattle,  horses,  etc.  To 
Peter  Ellis,  the  son  of  Francis  Ellis,  deceased,  my  apparel.  After 
the  death  of  my  wife,  I  give  to  said  Peter  Ellis  all  my  lands.  To  Job 
Ellis,  £100.  To  Sarah  Stokes,  wife  of  Samuel  Stokes,  Jr.,  £100.  To 
the  children  of  my  half  brother,  Robert  Hunt,  deceased,  and  the 
children  of  my  sister,  Mary  Haines,  and  the  children  of  my  sister, 
Sarah  Bunting-,  and  the  children  of  Aaron  Ellis,  the  rest  of  my  estate 
(or  as  much  as  Aaron  would  have  had  as  a  sister's  child,  had  he  been 
suitable  to  receive  it).  To  the  children  of  Elizabeth  English,  deceased, 
one  share  (or  as  much  as  she  would  have  had,  as  a  sister's  child,  had 
she  been  living).  If  it  should  happen  that  the  said  Peter  Ellis  should 
die  before  my  wife,  and  leave  her  that  is  now  his  wife  a  widow,  then 
my  wife,  Mary,  is  to  pay  the  widow  of  said  Peter  Ellis  £200.  Execu- 
tor— my  relation,  the  said  Peter  Ellis.  Witnesses — George  Middleton, 
Jonathan  Barton,  Thomas  Fenimore.     Proved  Oct.   22,   1771. 

1771,  Oct.  21.  Inventory,  £1,621.6.9,  made  by  George  Folwell  and 
Jonathan  Barton.  Lib.   15,   p.   176. 

1775,  Jan.  28.  Harvey,  Robert,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  use  of  the  plantation,  and  the  goods 
that  were  given  to  her  by  her  father,  and  £100.  Son,  Peter,  £100. 
Son,  Jacob,  £50.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Henry  Armstrong, 
five  shillings.  Son,  Stephen,  £50.  Son,  John,  five  shillings.  Son, 
Thomas,  £50.  Son,  Samuel,  all  my  lands,  after  my  wife's  death. 
Executors — friends,  Gavin  Dromin  and  Jacob  White.  Witnesses — 
Job  Cook,   Thomas  White,   William  Cook.     Proved  April   12,   1779. 

1776,  Oct.  9.  Inventory,  £485.12.5,  made  by  Joseph  Jackson  and 
John  Tucker.  Lib.   21,   p.   126. 

1777,  Feb.  10.  Hathaway,  Kleazer,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Abigail  Hathaway,  £50  worth  of  goods.  Son,  Zophar,  my 
homestead  and  40  acres,  and  the  forge,  and  he  must  pay  to  my 
daughter,  Betsey  Hathaway,  £50,  at  age  of  18,  and  pay  to  my  daugh- 
ter, Abigail  Hathaway,  £50,  at  18,  and  to  pay  to  my  son,  Eleazer, 
£50,  at  21.  Daughter,  Mary  Hathaway,  £50,  when  18.  Son,  Benoni, 
£50,  when  21.  Son,  Theophilus,  40  acres  of  land,  which  I  bought  of 
Joseph  Hathaway,  and  which  joins  land  of  John  Crane;  also  my 
sawmill;  and  he  shall  pay  to  my  son,  Stephen,  £50,  when  21.  Son, 
John,  £50,  when  21.  My  grist  mill  to  be  sold,  as  also  the  land  on 
the  mountain  which  joins  land  of  Stephen  Norris;  also  land  on  Horse 
hill,  that  joins  Joseph  Lindsley,  David  Fairchild  and  James  Crane; 
all  to  be  sold  to  bring  up  the  children.  Sons  to  be  put  to  trades. 
Executors — Benoni  Hathaway  and  John  Mills.  Witnesses — Christo- 
pher Woods,  demons  Hathaway,  Jane  Ogden.     Proved  March  26,  1777. 

Lib.   18,  p.   349. 

1776,  Deo.  5.  Hathaway,  Elizabeth,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Clements  Hathaway,  £40.  Son,  Theophilus  Cropman,  £10. 
Son,  Job  Hathaway,  £10.  Grandson,  Jedadiah  Lyon,  one  cow.  Daugh- 
ter, Betty  Ludlom,  my  long  cloak.     Daughter,  Kezia  Cook,  black  silk 


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cloak.  Rest  of  my  estate  to  my  3  daug-hters,  Kezia,  one-half,  and 
Betty  and  Abigail  Crane  the  other  i/^.  Executors — Samuel  Ludlom 
and  Benoni  Hathaway.  Witnesses — Ruth  Hathaway,  Elizabeth  Lud- 
lom, Silas  Condict.     Proved  Oct.  23,   1777.  Lib.  20,   p.   274. 

1778,  April  25.  Hatheway,  Joseph,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Jonathan  Hatheway,  of  Hanover,  and  Benoni  Hathaway,  of 
Morristown,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Gideon  Howell,  of  Hanover. 
Witness — Peter  Dickerson. 

1778,    April    22.      Renunciation    by    Sarah    Hatheway,    widow. 

1778,  April  25.  Renunciation  by  Joseph  Hatheway,  eldest  brother 
of  Joseph  Hatheway,  deceased.  Lib.   16,   p.   519. 

1778,  Aug.  4.  Hatheway,  Shadrack,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Martha  Hatheway.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Primrose;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witness — Alpheus  Hews.  Lib.  20,  p.  3. 

1770,  May  12.  Hatkinson,  John,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  All  real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1/6  part. 
Sons,  Joseph  and  John,  to  have  as  much,  when  21,  as  my  three  daugh- 
ters, Mary,  Elizabeth  and  Anna.  Executors — my  wife,  John  Hinch- 
man  and  Peter  Harvey.  Witnesses — William  Calvert,  Thomas  Clark, 
Zachariah  Rossell.     Proved  June  10,  1771. 

1771,  May  23.  Inventory,  £2,647.18.7,  made  by  Henry  Paxson,  John 
Monrow  and  William  Calvert.  Lib.   14,   p.  360. 

1779,  April  7.  Haugha>vout,  Jacob,  of  Alexandria  Township,  Hun- 
terdon Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  All  my  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  at 
the  use  of  my  wife,  Hannah,  and,  after  her  death,  my  son,  Peter 
Haughawout,  to  live  on  the  land.  Then  the  moveable  estate  is  to 
be  for  my  5  daughters,  Christeen,  Darcus,  Alloe,  Hannah  and  Rachel. 
Executor— son,  Peter.  Witnesses — Adam  Waggoner,  John  Sherrerd. 
Proved  Dec.  13,  1779.  Lib.  23,  p.   252. 

1773,  June  11.  Hawk,  David,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary  Hawk,  my  bed,  etc.  The  child  to  be  born  provided  for. 
Executors — my  father,  Adam  Hauk,  and  William  Hauk.  Witnesses — 
Joseph  Hixson,  Thomas  Hamlen,  William  Ruell.     Proved  Aug.  6,  1773. 

1773,  July  24.  Inventory,  £119.10.10,  made  by  Joseph  Hixson  and 
Thomas  Hamlen.  Lib.   16,  p.   240. 

1772,  Nov.  4.  Hayden,  Jeremiah,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Boylan.  Fellowbondsman — John  Gaston;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Leferty,  Surrogate,   and  Ruth  Leferty.       Lib.  K,   p.   442. 

1774,  June  22.  Hayes,  Daniel,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Phebe 
Hayes  and  Bethuel  Pierson.  Fellowbondsman — Moses  Baldwin;  all 
of  Newark,    said   Co.      Witness — Isaac   Hedden.  Lib.    M,    p.    34. 

1777,  May  29.  Hayes,  Thomas,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  My 
upper  tract  of  land,  bounded  by  Joseph  Ball's  land  and  that  of  my 
brother,  Daniel  Hayes,  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  my  whole 
estate  to  support  her  and  children,  till  my  son,  John,  is  21.  Daugh- 
ters, Hannah  and  Elizabeth,  £30  each,  when  18.  Sister,  Dorcas  Brown, 
£10.  Son,  John,  all  real  estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  my 
friend,  Moses  Baldwin.  Witnesses — John  Loyd,  Amos  Robords,  Sam- 
uel Camp,  Jr.     Proved  Aug.  16,  1777.  Lib.  19,  p.  371. 


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1777,  June  14.  Hayward,  Daniel,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rachel,  £100.  Grandson,  Samuel  Hayward,  son  of  William, 
deceased,  £5.  Grandson,  Daniel  Ogden,  £10.  Daughter,  Mary  Hay- 
ward, £50,  when  18.  Grandson,  Shadrack  Hayward,  son  of  Simeon, 
£15,  when  21.  Grandson,  Shadrack  Hudson,  £10,  when  21.  Sons, 
Simeon  Hayward,  Jont.  Hayward  and  Abner  Hayward,  the  rest  of 
my  estate,  and  the  share  belonging-  to  Jonathan  and  Abner  to  be  put 
to  interest  till  they  are  21.  Executors  —  son,  Simeon,  and  friend, 
Benjamin  Lindsly.  Witnesses — Benoni  Crane,  Ephraim  Hayward,  Peter 
Mackie.      Proved  July  31,   1777.  Lib.   19,   p.   466. 

1777,  July  14.  Hayward,  William,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Zeruiah  Hayward.  Fellowbondsman — Ellas  Hedges;  both  of  Morris- 
town,  said  Co.  Lib.   18,  p.   608. 

1773,  Dec.  19.  Haywood,  Thomas  of  Stafford  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.,  mariner.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Haywood,  of  said  place.  Fellow- 
bondsman—  Benjamin  Fitz  Randolph,  of  New  Hanover  Township, 
Burlington  Co.  File  No.  3989  M. 

1774,  Jan.  22.  Hazlitt,  Robert,  of  Mansfield  Woodhouse  Township, 
Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  James  and  Samuel,  my  lands.  Daughters, 
Elizabeth  Hazlitt,  £100.  Son,  John,  5  shillings.  Son,  William,  5  shill- 
ings. Daughter,  Mary  Blair,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Hannah  Williams, 
£5.  Grandson,  Robert  Hazlitt,  son  of  John,  £5.  Grandson,  Robert 
Hazlitt,  son  of  William,  £5.  Grandson,  Robert  Blair,  son  of  John 
Blair,  £5.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  to  have  her  support.  Executors — sons, 
John  and  W^illiam,  and  Christian  Cummons  is  to  be  their  assistant. 
Witnesses — Edward  Demund,  Phillip  Cummins,  Christian  Cummins. 
Proved  Feb.  26,  1774. 

..1774,    Feb.    14.      Inventory,    £188.5.0,    made    by    Edward    Demund    and 
Christian  Cummins.  Lib.  16,  p.  416. 

1772,  Sept.  21.  Headden,  Marous,  of  Stafford  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Anthony  Headden,  of  said  place,  son  of  said  Marcus. 
Fellowbondsman — John  Van  Clafe,   of  Freehold,   said  Co. 

1772,  Sept.  23.  Inventory,  made  by  Timothy  Ridgway  and  Aaron 
Howel.  Lib.   K,   p.    442. 

1777,  March  3.  Headen,  Anthony,  of  Stafford,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Sister,  Sarah,  and  my  3  brothers,  Jonathan,  Markus  and  William, 
all  my  estate.  Executors  —  brothers,  Jonathan  and  Markus.  Wit- 
nesses— Richard  Brown,  Lewis  S'utton,  Abigal  Headen.  Proved  April 
18,  1777.  Lib.  18,  p.  446. 

1777,  June  24.  Heath,  Andrew,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Magdalene  Heath.  Fellowbondsman— John  Heath;  both  of 
said  place.     Witness — Uriah  Bonham. 

1777,  June  20.  Inventory,  £226.1.3,  made  by  Uriah  Bonham  and 
Daniel  Howell.  Lib.   18,   p.   606. 

1775,  Sept.  16.  Heather,  Isaac,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
Wilson.      Fellowbondsman — Richard    Smith;    both    of    said    Co. 

Lib.   16,   p.   445. 

1777,  Sept.  16.  Heaton,  Samuel,  of  Downs  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.     Ephraim  and  Levi,  each  to  have  a  coat.     Grandson,  Levi, 


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cloth.  My  3  daughters,  my  flax.  Daughter,  Sally,  the  bed  which  she 
has,  and,  in  case  she  shall  not  marry  into  the  family  of  Hezekiah 
Shaw,  then  she  is  to  have  a  cow  and  %  of  my  sheep.  Daughter, 
Abigail,  one  cow,  and  I  give  to  Thomas  the  use  of  the  other  cow, 
if  he  is  good.  Son,  Ephraim,  old  oxen.  Son,  Levi,  a  horse.  I  give 
one  calf  to  son,  Ephraim,  for  the  use  of  my  grandson,  Levi.  To 
Elioenai  my  cupboard.  Daughter,  Abigail,  %  of  my  sheep.  Grand- 
son, Samuel,  my  warming  pan.  Children,  Ephraim,  Gideon,  Thomas, 
Levi,  Abigail,  Elioenai,  and  Sally,  rest  of  estate.  Grandson,  Levi,  to 
be  in  the  care  of  Ephraim,  and  I  desire  him  to  teach  him  to  be  a 
cordwainer.  Executors — sons,  Ephraim  and  Levi.  Witnesses — Daniel 
Read,  Thomas  Waithman,  Anna  Garrison.     Proved  Dec.  25,  1777. 

1777,  Oct.  2.  Inventory,  £286.6.4,  made  by  William  Dalles  and  Seth 
Lore.  Lib.  19,  p.  477. 

1775,  March  25.  Hedden,  Benjamin,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Israel  Hedden.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Hedden,  Jr.;  both 
of  said   place.      Witness — Isaac   Hedden.  Lib.   M,   p.   33. 

1780,  May  20.  Hedden,  Jonathan,  of  Stafford  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.,  gentleman:  will  of.  Sons,  James  and  Jonathan  Hedden,  the  land 
where  I  live,  and  50  acres  of  meadow.  They  are  to  pay  to  their  sister. 
Gene  Hedden,  £100,  when  they  are  21.  Wife,  Jemima,  the  use  of  all 
my  estate,  to  bring  up  the  children.  Executor — friend,  James  Spragg, 
and  my  wife.  Witnesses — 'Lines  Pangburn,  Joseph  Soper,  Joanna 
Southard.     Proved  Aug.  28,  1780. 

1780,  Aug.  14.  Inventory,  £5,342,  made  by  Joseph  Soper  and  Job 
Wrigaway.  Lib.  22,  p.  183. 

1772,  Jan.  8.  Hedges,  John,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah 
Hedges,  widow  of  said  John.  Fellowbondsman — Naphtali  Byram; 
both  of  Hanover,  said  Co. 

1772,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £81.16.4,  made  by  Ephraim  Price  and  John 
Campfield.  Lib.  K,  p.  449. 

1772,  Feb.  22.  Hedges,  Mary,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.,  spinster; 
will  of.  Cousins,  Joseph  and  Samuel  Dolby,  £15  each.  Cousin,  Mary 
Dolby,  £20.  Cousins,  Sarah  and  Martha  Dolby,  £15  each.  Cousin, 
Elizabeth  Hinchman,  £3.  Cousin,  Sarah  Hinchman,  case  of  drawers. 
To  Ann  Small,  wife  of  Israel  Small,  my  saddle.  To  Rachel  Dudley, 
wife  of  Francis  Dudley,  £3.  Cousin,  Samuel  Harmon,  £5.  To  Rachel, 
Rebecca  and  Levi  Ballinger,  children  of  Thomas  Ballinger,  20  shillings 
each.  Rest  to  Joseph,  Samuel,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Martha  Dolby.  Exec- 
utor— my  friend,  Francis  Dudley.  Witnesses— Abraham  Matlack,  Abi- 
gail  Matlack,    Abraham  Allen.      Proved   Jan.    14,    1773. 

1773,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £153.0.9,  made  by  Isaac  Evans  and  Abra- 
ham Allen.  Lib.   14,   p.   525. 

1773,  Oct.  5.  Hegeman,  Jacobus,  of  Hillsborough,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Michael  Hegeman.  Fellowbondsman — John  Voorhees;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.   K,   p.   553. 

1777,  June  10.  Hegeman,  Jannettie,  of  Rariton,  Somerset  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  .Eldest  son,  Michael  Hegeman,  the  farm  where  I  live.  I  have 
given  to  my  sons,  Dennis  Hegeman  and  Jacobus  Hegeman,  all  the 
lands   1    had   at   Catskill.      Daughter,    Jannety's    children,    to    wit,    the 


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children  of  Evert  Berg-en,  my  Dutch  Bible.  Daughter,  Peg-gy  Ten 
Eyck,  a  bed.  My  grandchild,  Jannety  Bergan,  dishes.  Daughter, 
Peggy  Ten  Eyck,  £50.  Executors — son,  Michael,  and  son-in-law,  Jacob 
Ten  Eyck.  Witnesses  —  Cornelius  Tunison,  tertius,  Mary  Teneick, 
Peter  Post.     Proved  Nov.  2,  1778. 

1778,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £2,310.18.0,  made  by  Mathew  Ten  Eick  and 
Cornelius  Tunison.  Lib.   20,   p.   33. 

1771,  Deo.  12.  Heil,  Baltzer,  of  Manington,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  AVife,  Mary  Heil,  cow,  household  goods  and  meat.  Rest  of  per- 
sonal estate  I  give  to  my  children,  when  they  are  of  age.  Son, 
Wililam,  to  be  put  to  a  trade  when  he  is  16.  Executors — wife,  Mary 
Hyle,  and  my  friend,  Bartholomew  Hyatt.  Witnesses  —  Edmund 
Wetherby,  James  Taylor.     Proved  June  5,  1772.  Lib.  15,  p.  453. 

1773,  Sept.  11.  Heitsnian,  George,  of  Alexandria  Township,  Hunter- 
don Co.  Int.  Adm'x  —  Mary  Heitsman.  Fellowbondsman  —  George 
Glass;   both  of  said  pluce. 

1773,  Aug.  27.  Inventory,  £103,  made  by  Thomas  Reeder  and  Philip 
Mettler  File   No.    877  J. 

1772,  Oct.  6.  Helnies,  Thomas,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Edward 
Dunlop.  Fellowbondsman — James  Helmes;  both  of  said  Co.  Witness 
— Thomas   Brooks. 

1772,  Dec.  3.  Inventory,  £59.11.0,  made  by  Daniel  Landon  and 
Ebenezer  Stephens.  Lib.  15,  p.  491. 

1773,  Aug.    25.      Heltzel,    [Heltzen,    Heltzer],    George    Frederick,    of 

Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r  —  Benjamin  Holme,  of  Elsinborough,  Esq. 
Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin  Acton,  of  Salem,  wheelwright,  and  John 
Holme,  of  Alloways  Creek,  Esq.;  all  of  said  Co. 

1773,  Aug.  27.  Inventory,  £287.17.3,  made  by  William  Goodwin  and 
Reubin  Sayre.  File  No.   1527Q. 

1780,  Nov.  28.  Henderson,  David,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  farmer.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Henderson  and  John  Henderson.  Fellowbondsman 
— William  Garner;  all  of  Bethlehem,  said  Co.     Witness — Mary  Hanna. 

1780,  Nov.  13.  Inventory,  £160.5.6,  made  by  Albert  Opdycke  and 
Peter  Rase. 

1785,    Jan.    10.      Account   by   Elizabeth   Henderson. 

Lib.   23,   p.   217;   Lib.   27,   p.   117. 

1775,,  Oct.  28.  Hendricks,  Daker,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Sons,  John  and  Baker,  all  my  real  estate,  and  when  Baker 
is  21,  he  is  to  pay  to  John,  £50,  as  John  has  received  a  "blemish"  in 
one  of  his  eyes;  and  if  it  should  be  that  any  dispute  arise,  then  Col. 
Elias  Dayton  is  to  settle  it.  Daughter,  Hannah,  wife  of  Robert  Spratt, 
£27,  2  shillings  and  9  pence.  Daughter,  Phebe,  wife  of  Enoch  Smith, 
£12.  Daughter,  Margaret,  £50.  Sons,  John  and  Baker,  the  rest.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  John  and  Baker,  and  my  friend,  George  Ross,  attorney- 
at-law.  Witnesses — ^Thomas  Burrows,  John  Money,  Stephen  Potter. 
Proved  March  29,  1776.  File  No.  4429G. 

1779,  June  22.  Hendricks,  Elizabeth,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Conrad  Hendricks,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward  makes  choice 
of  Michael   Johnston   as   her   guardian.      Guardian,   Michael   Johnston. 


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Fellowbondsman — Henry    Ferine;    both    of    Freehold,    said    Co.      Wit- 
nesses— Rachel  Henderson  and  Thomas  Henderson.  Lib.  22,  p.  54. 

1775,  Feb.  18.  Hendrickson,  Daniel,  Jr.,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth 
Co.  Brothers,  Garret  and  Hendrick  Hendrickson,  all  real  and  per- 
sonal, and  they  are  to  pay  the  legacies.  Wife,  Mary,  £1,400.  Sister, 
Nelly  Vanmaker,  £100.  Sister,  Mary  Covenhoven,  £100.  Sister,  Ann 
Honce,  £100.  To  Jane  Schanck,  a  cow,  when  18.  Executors — brothers. 
Garret  and  Hendrick  Hendrickson.  Witnesses — Samuel  Osborne, 
Thomas  Basher,   Joseph   Dennis.      Proved   March   12,   1776. 

Lib.  M,  p.  16. 

1776,  Nov.  11.  Hendrickson,  Gysbert,  of  Nottingham  Township,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Elizabeth,  £15  yearly,  and  all  the 
necessaries  of  life  found  her  as  long  as  she  lives,  and  the  use  of  a 
negro  wench.  Son,  William,  £100;  and  the  rest  left  at  the  death  of 
my  wife,  to  be  divided  between  my  sons,  William,  John,  Daniel,  To- 
bias, Cornelius  and  Jacob.  Son,  David,  the  plantation  where  I  live. 
To  Margaret  Emley,  my  granddaughter,  £100.  To  the  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Allentown,  £10.  Executors — sons,  William  and  Tobias. 
Witnesses — Tobias  Polhemus,  Margaret  Magaliard,  William  Reynolds. 
Proved   April   28,    1777. 

1776,  Dec.  3.  Inventory,  £1,050.8.1,  made  by  Thomas  Thorn  and 
Nathaniel  Robins.  Lib.   18,  p.  241. 

1772,  Feb.  1.  Hendrickson,  Henry,  of  Woolwich  Township,  Glouces- 
ter Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  moveable  estate,  except  what  is  here- 
after given.  Children,  Henreatah,  Caleb,  Andrew,  Isaac  and  Peter, 
£100,  as  they  come  of  age.  Wife,  Sarah,  the  rents  of  the  old  place. 
Son,  Henry,  my  old  plantation.  Son,  John,  my  sawmill,  and  %  of  my 
rough  land.  Son,  Jacob,  the  house  I  purchased  of  Esaiah  Davenport, 
and  Vs  the  rough  land.  Sons,  Henry  and  John,  my  meadow  on  Rapaw- 
po  Creek.  Sons,  Jacob,  Henry  and  John,  the  marsh  on  same  creek. 
Son,  Jacob,  5  acres  of  meadow,  on  Rackoon  Creek.  Executor — Jacob 
Jones.  Witnesses — John  Derickson,  Jacob  Archord,  Andrew  Matson. 
Proved   Feb.   24,    1772. 

1772,  Feb.  10.  Inventory,  £513.7.5,  made  by  John  Derickson  and 
Jacob  Archord. 

1773,  Aug.  4.     Account  by  Executor.         Lib.  14,  p.  533;  Lib.  15,  p.  417. 

1774,  June  17.  Hendrixson,  John,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  husbandman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Hendrixson,  all  my  estate,  to 
use  the  same  as  she  thinks  proper.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and 
James  Cattell,  Jr.  Witnesses — Deborah  West,  Susanna  Tatem,  Peter 
Crim.     Proved  Aug.  16,  1774. 

1774,  July  28.  Inventory,  £56.5.9,  made  by  Samuel  Thompson  and 
Samuel    Ladd.  Lib.    17,    p.    62. 

1743,  Oct.  31.  Henniou,  John,  of  Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest 
son,  David,  great  Bible.  Eldest  daughter,  Brackjee  Hennion,  looking 
glass.  Wife,  Ann,  use  of  all  estate.  Children,  David,  Thunis,  John, 
Brackjee,  Margret,  Ann  and  Mary,  rest  of  personal  estate.  Sons, 
David,  Thunis  and  John,  my  real,  %  to  each.  Executors — wife,  Ann, 
and  my  son,  David.  Witnesses — Joseph  Bartram,  Jacob  Titsort,  Ab- 
raham  Spear.      Proved    May    20,    1771. 

1771,  March  20.  Inventory,  £342.17.3,  made  by  Theunis  Dey,  Johanis 
Vanhouten.  Edaw  Marselis  and  Gerrit  Thibow.  Lib.  K,  p.  339. 


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1771,  Jan.  1.  Hennion,  John,  of  Pareckniess,  Bergren  Co.,  yeoman; 
Will  of.  Eldest  son,  Henry,  a  colt.  Sons,  Henry,  David  and  Teunis,  all 
real  estate.  My  6  children,  Henry,  David,  Teunis,  Anna,  Margaret  and 
Jane  Hennion,  to  have  personal  estate.  Executors — friends.  Major 
Teunis  Dye  and  John  Cornelius  Van  Houte,  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
Peter  G.  Vanhouten,  Adriyaan  Vanhouten,  Augustus  Stein,  George 
Reyerse.      Proved   March    17,    1771.  Lib.    K,    p.    338. 

1772,  Sept.  25.  Henry,  Daniel,  of  Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  John, 
£27,  and  clothing.  Executors — said  John,  and  Henry  Kitchen.  Wit- 
nesses— William  Vannest,   Hamilton  Relihison.     Proved  Jan.   14,   1773, 

Lib.   16,   p.   138. 

1775,  Jane  24.  Henry,  John,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.     Adm'rs — Peter  Young,  Jr.,  and  Philip  Servis;  both  of  said  place. 

1775,  June  24.  Inventory,  £77.11.10,  made  by  Harbert  Hommer  and 
James  Mathews.  File  No.  959  J. 

1769,  Feb.  22.  Hepburn,  John,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  all  my  estate.  Executrix — .wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — 
Darby  Sullevan,  Daniel  McFein,  Ruene  Runyon.     Proved  April  30,  1771. 

1771,  April  13.  Inventory,  £85.7.8,  made  by  Elijah  Pound  and  Ben- 
jamin Pound.  Lib.  K,  p.  327. 

1773,  Dee.  4.  Herbert,  Isaac,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Preelove,  the  use  of  my  lands,  to  bring  up  my 
children.  Son,  Henry  Herbert,  a  gun  that  was  his  grandfather's. 
Sons,  Henry,  Abraham  and  Jacob,  all  lands  at  Squon,  and  my  salt 
meadow.  Son,  Isaac,  lands  in  the  south  side  of  Manasquan  River. 
Eldest  daughter,  Mary  Gifford,  £25.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £25.  Daugh- 
ter, Hannah  Herbert,  £25.  Daughter,  Lydia  Herbert,  £25.  Daughter, 
Deborah  Herbert,  £25.  Daughter,  Freelove  Herbert,  £25.  Executors — 
son,  Henry,  Benjamin  Jackson  and  Edward  Patterson  Cook.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Newman,  Jacob  Myers,  Edward  Patterson  Cook.  Proved 
July   8,    1775.  Lib.   L,    p.    392. 

1777,  Nov.  10.  Herbert,  Richard,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'i- — 
James  Herbert.  Fellowbondsman — Tobias  Hendrickson;  both  of  said 
Co. 

1777,  Sept.  22.  Inventory,  £162.0.6,  made  by  James  Randolph  and 
Tobias  Hendrickson.  Lib.   18,  p.  618. 

1778,  Oct.  24.  Hetfielfl,  Phebe,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Hetfleld.  Fellowbondsman — David  Wade;  both  of  Elizabeth  Town, 
said  Co.  Lib.   16,   p.   522. 

1772,  Feb.  21.  Heviland,  Stephen,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Daughters,  Mary,  Eleanor  and  Catherine,  moveable  estate.  The 
goods  that  Mary  has  in  her  house  are  to  be  hers.  Son,  Stephen,  a 
bed.  Son,  Job,  a  bed.  Son,  Benjamin,  a  warming  pan.  Daughter, 
Eleanor,  £25.  Daughter,  Catherine,  £15.  Son,  Stephen,  £17.  Son, 
Joseph,  Yz  my  lands,  and  other  Vz  to  Benjamin.  Son,  Job,  £35.  Ex- 
ectors — son,  Joseph,  and  my  son-in-law,  Hendrick  Johnson.  Wit- 
nesses— David  Jones,  Aaron  Brewer,  John  Richman.  Proved  Sept. 
28,   1772.  Lib.   K,   p.   475. 

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1773,  Sept.  6.  HeMren,  Thomas,  of  Hardyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Keely,  tavernkeeper,  of  said  place.  Fellowbonds- 
man — James  Shaw,  of  Newton,  said  Co.,  storekeeper.  Witness — Let- 
titia  Anderson.  Lib.   14,  p.   547. 

1771,  May  16.  Hewes,  James,  of  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  James  Hewes,  my  plantation.  Son-in-law,  Thomas 
Hartley,  £5.  To  Benjamin  Thomson,  my  son-in-law,  £5.  Granddaugh- 
ter, Elizabeth  Hartley,  £10,  at  age  of  18.  Executor — son,  James.  Wit- 
ne.sses — Thomas  Hewes,  David  Bilderback,  Margaret  Barnet.  Proved 
June   27,   1772.  Lib.   16,   p.    13. 

1775,  Jan.  27.  Hewet,  Thomas,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  gentleman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Abigail,  %  of  my  lands,  during  her  life,  and  Vz  of  my  moveable 
estate  to  be  at  her  disposal.  Sons,  Jonathan  and  Azariah,  my  first 
tract  of  land,  where  I  live,  and  the  back  land.  Son,  Azariah,  part  of 
said  tract,  being  the  south  part.  Jonathan  and  Azariah  to  have  the 
cedar  swamp.  Son,  Daniel,  and  my  grandson,  Aaron  Hewet,  the  lands 
on  the  branches  or  head  of  Dyers  Creek.  My  said  grandson,  Aaron, 
is  the  son  of  my  son,  Thomas,  deceased.  Daughters,  Ester,  Abigail 
and  Jane,  the  land  left  to  Aaron,  if  he  die  without  issue.  Son, 
Joseph's  two  daughters,  Rhoda  and  Rachel  Hewet,  lands.  Executors — • 
wife,  Abigail,  and  .sons,  Daniel  and  Azariah.  Witnesses — Richard 
Teail,   Elihu   Smith,   Thomas   Smith. 

1776,  Jan.  15.  Codicil.  Witnesses — Richard  Teail,  Elihu  Smith, 
Thomas   Smith. 

Will   proved   Aug.    18,    1780;    codicil    not   proved. 

1780,  Aug.  17.  Inventory,  £10,353.2.2,  made  by  Thomas  Smith  and 
Philip  Cresse.  Lib.  24,  p.  80. 

1772,  Feb.  23.  Ilewit,  Lydia,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Daughters, 
Rhoda  Hewit  and  Rachel  Hewet,  my  personal  estate,  when  they  are 
18.  Executors — friends,  Jacob  Smith  and  Joshua  Hildreth.  Wit- 
nesses— Daniel  Cresse,  John  Crowell,  Lewis  Cresse.  Proved  May  27, 
1772. 

1772,  March  20.  Inventory,  £101.3.0,  made  by  Nathaniel  Hand  and 
Jonathan  Jenkins.  Lib.   16,  p.  27. 

1777,  Aug.  11.  HIbblts,  James,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Van  Skiock.  Fellowbondsman — .Jonathan  Gordon;  both  of  Middlesex 
Co. 

1777,  Aug.  11.  Renunciation  by  Isabel  Hibbits,  widow  of  James 
Hibbits.     Witnesses — Jonathan  Gorden  and  Thomas  Henderson. 

1777,  Oct.  14.  Inventory,  £130.15.9,  made  by  John  Dey  and  Peter 
Baley. 

1779,  April  2.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  18,   p.   622;  Lib.   22,   p.   65. 

1773,  Jan.  5.  Hicks,  Samuel,  of  Westfleld,  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  of  my  estate  and  £5.  Son, 
Joseph,  my  best  hat,  suit  and  great  coat.  Daughter,  Rachel,  a  bed 
and  bedding.  Children,  Joseph,  Rachel,  Samuel,  Daniel,  Jason  Jona- 
than, David,  and  Hannah,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  but  to  be  kept  in- 
vested, to  bring  up  the  children,  till  my  youngest  child,  Hannah, 
comes  to  age  of  8.  Executors — Isaac  Frazee,  Jr.,  and  Doctor  Jedediah 
Swan.  Witnesses — David  Conkling,  John  Scudder,  Jr.,  John  Hinds. 
Proved  Feb.  10,  1773. 


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1773,  Feb.  11.  Inventory,  £203.0.9,  made  by  John  Scudder,  Jr.,  and 
Isaac   Clark.  Lib.   K,    p.    530. 

1770,  July  31.  Hicks,  Thomas,  of  Lebanon  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  weaver;  will  of.  Wife,  Marg-ret,  all  my  moveable  estate  during 
her  life,  and,  after  her  death,  to  her  sons,  Tevolt  Garlick  and  Adam 
Garlick.  Executors — wife,  Margret,  and  my  friend,  Stephen  Karn. 
Witnesses — Joseph  Shellum,  William  Pox,  Margret  Pox.  Proved  April 
8,  1773. 

1773,  March  2.  Inventory,  £183.16.0,  made  by  William  Fox  and 
Joseph  Shellum.  Lib.   16,  p.  139. 

1765,  April  22.  Higgins,  Jediah,  of  Kingstown,  in  Corporation  of 
New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  that 
part  of  the  plantation  where  I  live.  Son,  Joseph,  £5.  Son,  Joshua,  the 
land  on  the  southwest  of  the  said  lot.  Son,  James,  the  land  on  the 
northeast  of  first  said  lot.  To  Ann  Davisson  and  her  2  daughters, 
Ann  and  Rachel  Davisson,  £150;  and  also  to  my  daughter,  Ann  Davis- 
son,  a  negro.  Daughter,  Mary  Stout,  £100.  Daughter,  Rachel  Stout, 
£100.  Daug-hter,  Hannah  Hulock,  £50.  After  my  wife's  death,  the  land 
g-iven  to  her  is  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my  2  youngest 
sons,  Joshua  and  James.  The  rest  of  my  moveable  estate  I  give  to  my 
surviving  children,  Jonathan  and  Joshua  excepted.  Executors — my 
wife,  and  my  sons,  Jonathan  and  Joshua.  Witnesses — William  Van- 
tilburgh,  Georg'e  Larrison,  William  Hilsee. 

1768,  June  23.  Codicil.  Son,  Jonathan,  i/4  of  my  plantation,  and 
lands  at  Barnegat,  near  the  Great  Bay.  The  land  I  boug'ht  of  Jacob 
Binge  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Ann,  wife  of  Robert  Davisson,  of  Mon- 
mouth Co.,  £100  was  given  to  in  my  will,  and,  she  now  being  deceased, 
the  said  £100  is  to  be  given  to  her  daughters,  Rachel  and  Ann.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Skelton,  William  Vantilburgh,  Edward  Smith.  Proved 
April   17,   1772. 

1772,  April  8.  Inventory,  £890.3.11,  made  by  William  Vantilburgh 
and   Awrey   Longstreet.  Lib.    15,    p.    331. 

1777,  Dec.  10.  Iligrb,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Deborah  High,  use  of  house  and  garden,  a  horse 
and  riding  chair,  and  profits  of  V2  the  land  of  my  homestead.  Son, 
Jacob,  £5,  as  an  heirship.  Son,  John,  a  horse.  My  wife,  son,  John,  and 
my  daughters,  Esther  Sayre,  Sarah  Dunnen  and  Ephamy  High,  the 
rest  of  my  estate.  Son,  John,  my  homestead,  after  my  wife's  death. 
Executors — John  Darby  and  Dr.  Phillman  Elmer.  Witnesses — Peter 
Covert,  Jonathan  Littell,  Jr.,  William  Coles.     Proved  Oct.  20,  1779. 

Lib.  21,  p.  334. 

1771,  May  23.  Hildreth,  David,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  yeo- 
man; w^ill  of.  Wife,  Hannah  Hildreth,  profits  of  all  my  land,  till  my 
son,  Freaser,  is  21,  when  the  land  shall  be  sold  and  the  money 
divided  between  my  sons,  Lewis  and  Fraser,  and  my  daughter,  if  they 
are  all  willing  at  the  time.  Executrix — wife,  Hannah.  Witnesses — 
Abel  Harris,  John  Procter,  Jane  Hacks.     Proved  June   18,   1771. 

1771,  June  17.  Inventory,  £117.16.6,  made  by  Abel  Harris  and  John 
Procter.  Lib.   15,   p.   251. 

1772,  June  10.  Hildrith,  Manassah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah 
Hildrith.  Fellowbondsman — William  Kamp;  both  of  Newark,  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Moses  Ogden  and  Isaac  Ogden.  Lib.  K,  p.  441. 


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1774,  Sept.  29.  Hill,  Alexander,  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Eliza- 
beth Hill,  £150  and  various  goods,  if  she  bring-  up  my  youngest  daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth  Hill.  Lands  to  be  S^old,  and  my  3  sons,  Aaron,  Francis 
and  Alexander,  to  have  £2  each,  and  my  3  daughters,  Isabella,  Ann 
and  Elizabeth,  £1  each.  Children  to  have  their  shares  when  they  come 
of  age.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  my  brother,  William  Robin- 
son. Witnesses — James  Neavill,  James  Garreld,  Moses  Hill.  Proved 
Sept.  17,  1776.  Lib.  18,  p.   13. 

1770,  Jan.  29.  Hill,  John,  of  Lower  Fenns  Neck,  Salem  Co.,  cooper; 
will  of.  To  my  wife,  %  of  my  land.  All  my  estate  to  be  sold,  and 
the  money  to  be  divided  between  my  3  daughters,  Sarah  Hill,  Mary 
Hill  and  Ann  Hill,  and  if  my  wife,  Margaret,  should  be  with  child,  it 
is  then  to  have  its  share.  Legacies  to  be  paid  to  my  children,  when 
they  come  of  age.  Executors — brothers,  William  Robinson  and  Alex- 
ander Hill.  Witnesses — John  Dunkin,  Ann  Lambson,  Moses  Hill. 
Proved  March  18,  1772. 

1772,  Feb.  29.  Inventory,  £234.1.9,  made  by  Michael  Pedrick  and 
Jacob  Townsend.  Lib.   15,    p.   451. 

1777,  May  8.  Hill,  John,  of  Princeton,  N.  J.  Int.  Adm'r — ^Samuel 
Hill.  Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Saxon;  both  of  Hunterdon  Co. 
Witness — Jerusha  Smith. 

1777,  June  6.  Inventory,  £93.14.3,  made  by  Hendrick  Youn^  and 
Derick    Sutphin.  Lib.    18,    p.    607. 

1778,  Sept.  2.  Hill,  Jonathan,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah  Hill,  to  be  inaintained  out  of  the  estate.  Eldest 
son,  Samuel,  that  part  of  the  plantation  where  he  lives,  which  for- 
merly belonged  to  the  Smiths,  of  122  acres.  Son,  Jonathan,  the  part 
of  the  plantation  where  he  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay  to  my  daughter, 
Frances  Hill,  and  the  other  females  that  may  be  then  living,  £80. 
Sons,  Isaac  Hill  and  Richard  Hill,  the  plantation  where  I  live,  and 
they  are  to  pay  £240  to  my  3  daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Joanah. 
Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  Samuel  Hill.  Witnesses — Samuel  Hunt, 
Isaac  Phillips,   Loodwick  Smith.     Proved  Nov.   21,   1778. 

1778,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £1,215.14.3,  made  by  Samuel  Carman  and 
Samuel  Furman.  Lib.   21,   p.   276. 

1772,  March  3..  Hill,  Joseph,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.,  farmer; 
will  of.  Eldest  son,  Joseph,  20  shillings,  after  the  death  of  my 
wife,  Rebecca,  or  John,  my  son.  Wife,  Rebecca,  all  the  rest  of  my 
personal  and  real.  Executor — son,  John.  Witnesses — .loseph  Burwell, 
Phineas  Runyon.     Proved  Jan.  22,   1774. 

1774,  Jan.  19.  Inventory,  £90.10.0,  made  by  Job  Stout  and  Joseph 
Stout.  Lib.    17.    p.    54. 

1773,  April  7.  Hill,  Joseph,  of  Hopewell  Township.  Hunterdon  Co.; 
win  of.  Eldest  brother,  Samuel  Hill,  5  shillings,  he  being  heir-at- 
law.  Wife,  Rachel,  rest  of  real  and  personal.  Executors — wife, 
Rachel,  and  my  brother-in-law,  Azariah  Higgins.  Witnesses — Philip 
Snook,  Lambard  Reed,  Samuel  Corwine.     Proved  March  7,  1777. 

1777,  March  6.  Inventory,  £152.3.9,  made  by  Philip  Snook  and  Ben- 
jamin  Prall. 

1778,  Sept.    28.      Account    by   Azariah    Higgins. 

Lib.   16,   p.   521;  Lib.  19,   p.  66. 


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1777,  Feb.  6.  Hill,  Rachel,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
To  the  Rev.  Benjamin  Cole,  of  Hopewell,  a  cow.  To  my  girl,  Susannah 
Stout,  a  cloak.  To  Samuel  Hill,  son  of  Joseph  Hill,  my  husband's  coat. 
To  each  of  my  brothers,  Jediah,  Joshua  and  Azariah,  each  £5.  Sisters. 
Nanne,  Ruth,  Hannah  and  Elizabeth,  and  my  cousin,  Sarah  Stout, 
daughter  of  David  Stout,  rest  of  estate.  Executor — brother,  Azariah 
Higgins.  Witnesses — Abraham  Stout,  Benjamin  Prall,  Elizabeth  Rob- 
erts.    Proved  May  17,  1777.  Lib.  19,   p.  112. 

1775,  April  21.  Hiller,  John,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Martha  Hilliard,  the  rents  from  my  lands,  to 
bring  up  my  children,  till  my  youngest  son,  Uriah,  is  21.  To  my  6 
daughters  unmarried,  Leah,  Rachel,  Rebeccah,  Lydia,  Mary  and  Sarah, 
£30  each,  when  21.  Daughters,  Hannah  Shinn  and  Martha  Gasskill,  5 
shillings  each.  Sons,  Hollingshead  and  Uriah,  the  plantation  where  I 
live,  when  they  are  21.  Executors — wife,  Martha,  my  brother-in-law, 
John  HoUngshead,  and  my  friend,  Thomas  Cooper.  Witnesses — Aaron 
Haines,   Samuel  Burr,   William  Pettit.     Proved  Sept.   9,   1775. 

1775,  May  5.  Inventory,  of  John  Hilliard,  £278.3.8,  made  by  Thomas 
Budd  and  James  Dobbin.     Martha  Hillyard,  the  Executrix. 

Lib.    16,    p.    453. 

1776,  Aug.  5.  Hillman,  Daniel,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester: 
will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  plantation  where  Jese  Prat  lives,  during  her 
life;  also  my  goods.  She  is  to  pay  my  debts,  if  I  never  return.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Lydia,  and  Jesse  Pratt.  Witnesses — Andrew  Hudson,  Earl 
Davis.     Proved  May  5,  1777. 

1777,  April  17.  Inventory,  £125.18.3,  made  by  Moses  Branson  and 
John   Newman.  Lib.    18,    p.    306. 

1776,  June  8.  Hillman,  Joab,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester. 
Int.  Adm'r — Josiah  Hillman.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Tomlinson; 
both  of  said  Co. 

1776,  June  4.  Inventory,  £149.11.3,  made  by  Isaac  Tomlinson  and 
Ephraim  Tomlinson.  Lib.    16,    p.    492. 

1774,  Dec.  12.  Hinds,  Benjamin,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co., 
carpenter;  will  of.  Son,  Benjamin  Hinds,  all  personal  estate,  and 
land,  except  hereafter  mentioned.  Wife,  Katharine,  the  use  of  my 
lands,  till  my  son  is  21;  also  %  the  personal  estate.  Daughters.  Kath- 
arine, Jane  and  Jerusha,  £60  each,  when  18  or  married.  Daughters, 
Hannah  Spinning,  Katharine  Hinds,  Jane  Hinds,  Jerusha  Hinds,  and 
my  grand-daughter,  Mary  Meeker,  rest  of  personal  estate.  That  land 
joining  Elihue  Pierson,  John  Ogden,  Samuel  Ogden,  Nathaniel  Meeker, 
deceased,  Timothy  Woodruff,  and  by  the  said  Benjamin  Hinds,  to  be 
sold.  Beef,  pork  and  grain  are  to  be  kept  by  my  widow,  to  bring 
up  children.  Executors — friend,  Isaac  Woodruff,  and  my  brother-in- 
law,  Timothy  Woodruff.  Witnesses — Nathan  Woodruff,  John  Pierson, 
Seth  Woodruff.     Proved  Dec.  22,  1774.  Lib.  L,  p.  241. 

1778,  Nov.  12.  Hinds,  David,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Miller. 
Fellowbondsman — 'Moses  Miller;  both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  Nov.  7.  Renunciation  by  Abigail  Hinds,  widow  of  said  David 
Hinds,  and  desires  that  her  father,  John  Miller,   be  appointed  Adm'r. 

Lib.   16.   p.   522. 


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NEW   JERSEY    COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 


1776,  Jan.  2.  Hinds,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Tucker,  principal  creditor.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Olliver;   both  of  said   place. 

1776,  Jan.  2.  Renunciation  by  Marey  Hinds,  the  widow  of  said 
John  Hinds,  in  favor  of  John  Tucker,  one  of  the  principal  creditors. 
Signed  at  Elizabeth,  by  Marey  Hinds.     Witness — Samuel  Olliver. 

Lib.   M,    p.    38. 

1777,  May  17.  Hinds,  John,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co. 
Int.  Adin'r — Isaac  Clark.  Fellowbondsman — John  Scudder;  both  of 
said  place.     Witnesses — Ephraim  Scudder  and  William  Peirson,  Jr. 

1777,  May  10.  Inventory,  £71.9.5,  made  by  David  Conkling  and  Ben- 
jamin  Sayre.  Lib.   16,   p.   518. 

1772,  April  10.  Hinds,  Ilebelca,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co. 
Eldest  son,  David  Sayre,  5  shillings.  Son,  Benjamin  Sayre,  5  shlilings. 
Son,  Jedediah  Sayre,  5  shillings.  Grand-daughter,  Sarah  Owen,  £10. 
My  apparel  to  my  daughter,  Sary  Derby,  and  my  4  grand-daughters, 
Mary  Dayton,  Rebeka  Cuk,  Hanah  Derby  and  Sary  Owen.  Rest  to  my 
4  granddaughters  and  2  grandsons,  sons  of  Benjamin  Sayrs,  viz.: — 
Mary  Dayton,  Rebeka  Cuk,  Hanah  Derby,  Sary  Owen,  Daniel  Sayre 
and  Jedediah  Sayre.  Executor — friend,  William  Derby,  Jr.  Witnesses 
— Moses  Hetfield,  Jr.,  Matthias  Hetfleld,  Jr.     Proved  Aug.  14,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  16.  Inventory,  £116.3.10,  made  by  Isaac  Clark  and  John 
Darby.  Lib.  19,   p.   231. 

1772,  June  3.  Hinds,  Saninel,  of  Parish  of  Westfleld,  Borough  of 
Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  10  shillings.  Son, 
John,  the  part  of  my  plantation,  where  I  live,  on  the  southeast  side 
of  the  road,  which  goes  to  Westfleld  meeting-house,  of  about  60  acres; 
also  21/^  acres  of  the  corner  of  my  other  lot,  on  the  other  side  of  the 
road,  for  the  benefit  of  water.  Daughter,  Anna  Corwin,  wife  of 
Stephen  Corwin,  the  use  of  the  rest  of  my  lands,  and,  at  her  death, 
to  her  heirs,  sons  and  daughters.  Grandson,  Isaac  Hinds,  son  of  my 
son,  Joseph,  deceased,  5  shillings.  Grand-daughter,  Unis,  daughter 
of  my  son  Samuel,  £5.  My  children,  John  and  Anne,  and  my  grandson, 
Joseph  Hinds,  son  of  my  son  Samuel,  the  rest  of  my  estate.  The 
children  of  Hannah  Robert,  alias  Hinds,  now  the  wife  of  John  D'Gray, 
to  have  nothing;  and  I  do  not  know  their  names.  Executors — son, 
John,  and  my  friend,  Isaac  Frazee,  Jr.  Witnesses — David  Conkling, 
Samuel  Hicks,   John  Scudder,   Jr.     Proved  July   30,   1772. 

1772,  Aug.  1.  Inventory,  £172.19.11,  made  by  Thomas  Woodruff  and 
Ephraim  Marsh. 

1772,  Aug.  13.  Articles  sold  at  vendue  at  the  house  of  Samuel 
Hinds. 

[No  date.]  Account  by  Executors.  Legacies  to  Samuel  Hinds,  Unas 
Hinds  and   Isaac  Hinds.  Lib   K,   p.   460. 

1780,  March  10.  Hinds,  TVilliam,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Joseph 
Hinds,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of  Daniel 
Halsey  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Daniel  Halsey.  Fellowbondsman 
— Samuel  Smith;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.   22,  p.   71. 

1764,  April  24.  Hlxson,  Joseph,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Grandson,  Andrew  Hixson,  the  plantation  I  live  on,  and  31 
acres  more,  joining  the  land  of  Hironomus  Mingus,  Joseph  Abit  and 


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Timothy  Smith;  and  he  is  to  let  my  eldest  son,  William,  have  Vz  the 
benefits  during-  his  lifetime.  Son,  William,  14  my  farming-  utensils. 
Wife,  Margret,  to  be  maintained  by  my  said  g-randson.  Son,  Joseph, 
and  my  4  daughters,  Grace  Boman,  Mary  Reed,  Margret  Prall  and 
Elizabeth  Corwine,  the  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executors  —  said 
grandson,  Andrew  Hixson,  and  my  friend,  Samuel  Corwine.  Wit- 
nesses— Richard  Reed,  George  Corwine,  Henry  Ringo.  Proved  Aug.  30, 
1775. 

1775,  Sept.  1.  Inventory,  £277.12.3,  made  by  Jacob  Snyder  and  Jona- 
than   Smith.  Lib.    16,    p.    476. 

1777,  April  16.  Hixson,  Nathan,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Martha  Hixson.  Fellowbondsmen — Nathaniel  Hix- 
son and  John  Allen;  all  of  said  place.     Witness— Jeremiah  Woolsey. 

1777,  April  14.  Inventory,  £282.14.0,  made  by  William  Rockfallar 
and   John  Allen. 

1778,  March  21.    Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  18,  p.  480;  Lib.  18,  p.  689. 

1758,  July  1.  Hoff,  Klizabeth,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  William  Hoff,  10  shillings.  Son.  Leonard  Huff,  £3.  Son,  Rich- 
ard Huff,  £2.  Daughter,  Catherine  Dorsett,  5  shillings.  Daughter, 
Sarah  Grigre,  £3.  Daughter,  Hannah  Carman,  £6.  Daughter,  Chris- 
tian Huff,  Yz  the  household  goods  and  £100.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Huff,  the  1/2  of  household  goods  and  £100.  Son,  John  Huff,  rest  of 
personal  and  real  estate.  Executors — daughters.  Christian  Huff  and 
Elizabeth  Huff,  and  John  Huff,  all  of  Middletown.  Witnesses — 'John 
Smock,  Jr.,  Cornelius  Vanderbilt,  John  Vanderbilt.  Proved  April  2, 
1774.  Lib.   L,   p.   134. 

1770,  Aug.  13.  Hoff,  Thomas,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Eldest  son,  Thomas  Hoff,  one  shilling.  Son,  Jacob,  one 
shilling.  Son,  Cornelias,  one  shilling.  Son,  Andre-w,  one  shilling. 
Wife,  Winefrith,  rest  of  moveable  estate,  and,  after  her  death,  to  my 
daughters,  Rachel  Fitch  and  Christian  White.  Executors — wife, 
W^inefrit,  and  son,  Jacob.  Witnesses — Cornelus  Hoff,  Reader  Stout, 
Timothy  Smith.  "The  outset  of  £50  I  gave  to  my  daughter,  Rachel, 
at  the  time  of  her  first  marriage,  is  to  be  taken  as  the  sum  of  a 
legacy,  left  her  by  her  grandfather.  Rut  Johnson,  and  the  £50  I  gave 
to  my  daughter.  Christian,  at  the  time  of  her  marriage,  is  to  be  taken 
as  the  legacy  left  her  by  her  grandfather.  Rut  Johnson."  Proved 
June   4,    1771. 

1771,  June   4.      Renunciation   by  Jacob   Hoff. 

1771,  May  29.  Inventory,  £248.16.0,  made  by  Timothy  Smith  and 
Cornelus   Hoff.  Lib.    15,    p.    162. 

1771,  June  18.  Hoffman,  A.nclrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Strickland,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  said  Co.,  house  carpenter. 
Fellowbondsman — Amos   Ireland,   of  same   place,  yeoman. 

1771,  June  15.  Inventory,  £20.6.2,  made  by  Amos  Ireland  and  Jo- 
seph   Ireland.  Lib.    15,    p.    108. 

1775,  March  30.  Hoffman,  E^lizabeth,  of  Woolwich  Township, 
Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Moses  Hoffman,  house  and  lot  in  Swedes- 
borough,  where  I  live,  when  he  is  21;  but,  if  he  die  under  that  age, 
then  it  is  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my  children,  Elliner 
Batten,   Deborah  Batten,   Thomas   Hoffman   and   Mary   Hoffman.     My 


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son  Moses,  is  to  live  with  my  friend,  William  Matson,  until  he  is  14. 
Executor — William  Matson.  Witnesses — Nicholas  Collin,  Hannah  Pis- 
lar,   Robert  Brower.      Proved  March   7,   1776. 

1775,  Oct.  28.  Inventory,  £47.14.4,  made  by  John  Rambo  and  Abram 
Keen.  Lib.    17,   p.   341. 

1780,  Jan.  15.  Hoffman,  Jacobu8,  of  Lebanon  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Anna,  use  of  my  real  estate.  Son,  Jacob,  a  mare. 
Son,  John,  a  colt.  Son,  Henry,  my  weaver's  loom.  Son,  William,  a 
colt.  Daughter,  Anna,  a  calf.  To  my  7  children,  my  real  and  rest 
of  personal  estate,  that  is  to  say,  to  Jacob,  John,  Henry,  William, 
Anna,  Peter  and  George.  Executors — wife,  Anna,  and  my  sons,  Jacob 
and  John.  Witnesses — Henry  Traphagen,  Peter  Rodenbergh,  Samuel 
Anderson.     Proved  March  13,  1780. 

1780,  Feb.  26.  Inventory,  £360.10.6,  made  by  Anthony  Krammer 
and  David   Prazer.  Lib.   21,   p.   309. 

1774,  Feb.  21.  Hoffman,  Jeremiah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Hoffman,  of  said  Co.,  widow.  Pellowbondsnian — Robert 
Brown,  of  Woolwich  Township,  said  Co.,  merchant.         Lib.  15,  p.   513. 

1775,  Jan.  7.  Hogate,  Samuel,  of  Woolwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Philip,  500  acres  of  land,  the  upper  end  thereof, 
and  the  profits  of  said  land  to  my  wife,  to  bring  up  my  children, 
as  well  as  the  profits  of  the  other  land,  which  I  give  to  my  daughters. 
Wife,  personal  estate.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  her  brother, 
John  Hutchinson.  Witnesses — Peter  Johnson,  Thomas  Hutchison, 
Jacob    Spicer.      Proved   Aug.    12,    1775. 

1775,  March  10.  Inventory,  made  by  Jacob  Spicer  and  George 
Kindall.  Lib.    17,    p.    218. 

1771,  Jan.  8.  Hosbin,  Neheniiah,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Town- 
ship, Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Rachel  Hogbin,  while 
she  is  single,  my  small  plantation,  on  the  west  side  of  the  King's 
road,  on  which  Martin  Charles  now  lives.  Son,  Joseph,  plantation 
where  I  live;  but,  if  he  die,  then  to  my  daughters,  Pheby  and  Rachel. 
Rest  of  estate  to  my  said  daughters.  Executor — son,  Joseph.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Thompson,  Benjamin  Smith,  John  Holme.  Proved 
Jan.  28,  1771. 

1771,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £185.9.4,  made  by  John  Holme  and  Hugh 
Blackwood.  Lib.   15,    p.   288. 

1767,  July  30.  Hogeland,  Garret,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman:  will  of.  All  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife, 
Jackemintie,  one  share,  and  the  otlier  part  to  my  youngest  daughter, 
Arreyawntia  Hogeland.  My  daughter,  Caritia,  now  is  the  wife  of 
Abraham  Vanhise,  and  she  is  to  have  nothing.  Executors — my  friends, 
Hendrick  Cortelyou  and  Samuel  Gulick.     Proved  Peb.  22,  1771. 

1771,  Peb.  21.  Inventory,  £289.5.2,  made  by  Aot  Wickoff  and  Cor- 
nelius Vanars  Dale.  Lib.  K,  p.  299. 

1771,  Nov.  10.  Hogeland,  John,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman.  Int.  Adm'r — George  Hogeland.  Pellowbondsman — 
Joseph  Leigh;  both  of  said  place.  Witnesses — Roleff  Schanck  and 
William  Prazer. 


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1771,  Nov.  6.  Renunciation  by  Martha  Hogeland  and  Derrick 
Homeland,  widow  and  son  of  John  Hogeland.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Higgens  and  Joseph  Leig:h. 

1771,  Nov.  8.  Inventory,  £572.0.2,  made  by  Joseph  Higg-ens  and  Jo- 
seph Leigh. 

1775,    May   3.      Account   by    George   Hogeland. 

Lib.   14,   p.   403;   Lib.   15,   p.   542. 

1775,  May  3.  Hogeland,  Martha  and  Rebecca,  of  Hunterdon  Co. 
Wards.  Daughters  of  John  Hogeland,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said 
wards  make  choice  of  RulifC  Schenck  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — 
Roleff  Schanck,  of  Amwell.  Fellowbondsman — George  Hogeland,  of 
Gregstown.  Lib.   15,  p.   543. 

1774,  Feb.  28.  Holden,  Jeremiah,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  gentleman;  will 
of.  Head  and  foot  stones  to  be  placed  at  my  grave,  with  inscriptions 
thereon.  I  own  a  plantation  on  Maurice  River,  in  Cumberland  Co., 
of  260  acres,  which  descended  to  me  from  my  father,  Daniel  Holden, 
and  which  I  now  give  to  my  nephews,  Jeremiah  Johnson  and  James 
Lyon.  Nieces,  Martha  Johnson  and  Phebe  Lyon,  my  personal  estate. 
If  Jeremiah  Johnson  should  die  under  age,  then  Imla  Johnson  is  to 
enjoy  his  part,  and  if  James  Lyon  should  die  under  age,  then  Jonathan 
Ludlam  Lyon  is  to  enjoy  his  part.  Executors — David  Johnson  and 
Rev.  James  Lyon.  Witnesses — Jeremiah  Ludlam,  Anna  Ludlam. 
Proved    May    16,    1778.  Lib.    38,    p.    78. 

1776,  Dec.  12.  HoIIings,  Jacob,  of  Newton  Township,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  I  give  Rachel  Sloan,  my  gold  buttons,  in  case  I 
never  return  from  the  army.  My  sisters,  Abigail  and  Sarah  HoUings, 
the  rest  of  my  estate.  Executor — James  Sloan.  Witnesses — Isaac 
Burrough,   Rachel   Sloan,   Charles   Mattis.      Proved   March   25,    1777. 

1777,  March  24.  Inventory,  £897.16.0  made  by  Jacob  Jenings  and 
Benjamin   Thackray.  Lib.    18,    p.    274. 

1776,  Feb.  17.  HoIIingrshead,  John,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Benjamin  Hollingshead,  of  said  place.  Guardian — 
Thomas  Shinn.  Fellowbondsman — Charles  Read;  both  of  said  place. 
Witness — Joseph  Read,  Surrogate.  Lib.  16,  p.  496. 

1779,  April  8.  Hollov»'ay,  E^lijah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  HoUoway.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Smith;  both  of 
said  place.     Witnesses — Joseph  King  and  Peter  Kinnan. 

Lib.    22,    p.    24. 

1774,  $»ept.  7.  Hollyberry,  Peter,  of  Alexandria,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Hollyberry.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Pursel;  both  of 
said  place.     Witness — Samuel  Breakinridge. 

1774,  Sept.  23.  Inventory.  £38.12.6,  made  by  Daniel  Pursel  and  Paul 
Andrews. 

1776,  April  8.     Account  by  Adm'x.  Lib.  15,  p.  503. 

1779,  July  21.  Holmes,  Daniel,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Leah  Holmes,  to  have  a  good  support.  Daugh- 
ter, Margaret,  £500,  now  being  in  the  Continental  Treasury,  dated 
18  of  May,  1778.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Catharine  and  Mary,  £500  each, 
now    in    said   Treasury.      Sons,    Jonathan,    James,    Joseph,    Phillip   and 


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William,  my  real  estate,  when  18.  Executors — son,  Jonathan;  brother, 
John;  James  Mott,  Jr.;  John  Holmes,  of  Upper  Freehold  and  Cornelius 
Covenhoven,  son  of  William.  Witnesses — William  Clark,  Enoch  Mor- 
gan, Samuel  Reid.     Proved  Aug.  24,   1779. 

1784,    Sept.    9.     Trenton.     Renunciation   by  James  Mott,   Jr. 

1784,  Sept.  27.  Renunciation  by  Cornelius  Covenhoven.  Witness — 
Anne  Covenhoven. 

1784,  Oct.  19.  Adm'x — Leah  Holmes,  widow  of  Daniel.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Asher  Holmes;  both  of  said  Co.     Witness — 'James  Holmes. 

1786,  Jan.  27.  Adm'r — John  Van  Der  Veer.  Fellowbondsman — Asher 
Holmes;  both  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Samuel  Forman,  John 
Taylor,  Jr.,  and  Joseph  Van  Der  Veer.  "Whereas,  Daniel  Holmes  ap- 
pointed Jonathan  Holmes,  John  Holmes,  James  Mott,  Jr.,  John  Holmes 
and  Cornelius  Covenhoven,  son  of  William,  of  Middletown,  his  Ex- 
ecutors, and  the  said  James  Mott,  Jr.,  John  Holmes,  of  Upper  Free- 
hold, and  Cornelius  Covenhoven,  having-  renounced,  and  probate  is- 
sued to  Jonathan  Holmes  an3  John  Holmes;  and  whereas,  the  two 
acting  Executors  are  since  deceased,  letters  of  Ad'm  with  the  will 
annexed  were  granted  to  Leah  Holmes,  and  she,  after  administering 
part  of  the  estate,  the  Orphans'  Court  made  her  letters  void,  and 
John  Van  Der  Veer  is  now  made  Adm'r,  to  finish  settlement." 

1786,  Jan.  27.  Adm'r — John  Van  Der  Veer.  Fellowbondsman — 
Asher  Holmes;   both  of  said  Co.     Witness — Samuel  Forman. 

1796,  Oct.  18.  Adm'r — John  Stoutenborough.  (John  Van  Der  Veer 
having  died.) 

1797,  Dec.  19.  Inventory,  £935.16.6,  made  by  Hendrick  Hendrickson 
and  Edmund  Williams. 

Lib.  20,  p.  351;  Lib.  26,  p.  388;  Lib.  28,  p.  295;  Lib.  35,  p.  383. 

1777,  Aug.  25.  Holmes,  James,  of  Sussex  Co.,  physician.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Holmes,  of  West  Moreland  Co.,  Pa.  Fellowbondsman — Ed- 
ward Dunlop,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Lib.  16,  p.  518. 

1776,  Aug.  24.  Holmes,  Jonathan,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  To  my  wife,  my  household  goods,  the  wench  (Bett),  cows, 
horses,  and  the  farm  I  live  on,  to  bring  up  the  children,  till  my  son, 
Joseph,  is  of  age;  he  was  4  years  old  the  1st  of  last  April.  Son, 
Joseph,  my  real  and  personal  estate,  he  paying  £1,000  if  my  wife  have 
a  son.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  moveable  estate,  when  they 
are  18.  Executors — wife,  Lydia,  and  brothers,  Joseph  and  John 
Holmes.  Witnesses — Joseph  Holmes,  Mary  Leonard,  Deborah  Holmes. 
Proved  Aug.  11,  1777. 

1777,  Aug.  9.  Inventory,  £2,059.2.11,  made  by  James  Mott,  Jr.,  Jacob 
Hendrickson  and  Arthur  Lefferson. 

1793,  May  9.  Affidavit  by  Sally  Throckmorton,  who  says  that  Lydia 
Holmes,  widow  of  Jonathan,  did  keep  in  her  possession  all  the  estate 
as  appraised  and  the  real  estate,  during  her  life  and  said  Sally  lived 
in  the  family  with  sister,  Lydia  Holmes,  till  her  death.  Signed  at 
Allentown. 

1793,  March  7.  Affidavit  by  James  Throckmorton,  who  says  that 
Lydia  Holmes  did  keep  in  her  possession  all  the  estate,  which  was 
then  appraised  as  her  estate,  it  being  that  of  her  husband,  Jonathan, 
and  lived  with  his  sister,  Lydia  Holmes,  about  one  year  after  she 
was  left  a  widow.  Lib.  19,   p.  3. 

1777,  April  5.  Holmes,  Joseph,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.     Son,  Jonathan,   land  where  he  lives.     Son,  John,  the  rest  of 


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my  lands  in  Upper  Freehold,  except  a  small  lot  in  the  "Barons," 
whereon  is  a  stone  hill.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Imlay,  a  lot  of 
land  at  Middletown  Point,  and  £230.  Daughter,  Alice,  the  wife  of  John 
Polhemus,  £300.  To  the  Baptist  Church  in  Upper  Freehold,  where 
Thomas  Farr  and  Thomas  Cox  are  Deacons,  £70.  To  my  negro  man, 
Jack,  £6  a  year,  and  the  use  of  the  upland  south  of  Layway  Creek, 
which  I  gave  to  my  son  John,  where  Benjamin  Beers  now  lives. 
Sons,  Joseph,  Jonathan  and  John,  the  said  stone  hill.  Executors — 
sons,  Joseph,  Jonathan  and  John.  Witnesses — Jacob  Hendrickson,  Ar- 
thur Lefferson,  James  Mott,  Jr.     Proved  Aug.  11,   1777. 

1777,  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £1,108.5.7,  made  by  James  Mott,  Jr.,  Jacob 
Hendrickson    and   Arthur    Lefferson.  Lib.    19,    p.    7. 

1775,  Dec.  2.  Holmes,  Obadiah,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Son,  Obadiah,  all  my  lands,  a  lot  of  negroes  and  live- 
stock. Daughters,  Huldah  Vanmater  and  Rhoda  Schenck,  household 
goods,  and  the  money  due  me.  Executors — Obadiah  Holmes,  Jr.,  of 
Freehold,  Joseph  Holmes,  Jr.,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Joseph  Stillwell, 
carpenter,  of  Middletown,  and  Asher  Holmes.  Witnesses — John  Mc- 
Connell,   Samuel  Bray,  Mary  Statesir. 

1775,  Dec.  2.  Codicil.  Son,  Obadiah,  books.  Witnesses — John  Mc- 
Connell,  Samuel  Bray,  William  Bostwick.     Proved  Feb.  12,  1776. 

1776,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £1,786.19.7,  made  by  Samuel  Bray  and 
William   Crawford.  Lib.   M,   p.    11. 

1771,  Aug.  22.  Holmes,  Susannah,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  The  plantation  where  my  son,  Jonathan  Slocum  lives,  to  be 
sold,  and  the  money  given,  Ys  to  son,  Jonathan,  and  %  to  son,  Peter 
Slocum's  children,  and  the  other  %  to  the  children  of  my  daughter, 
Merribe  Ker.  Daughter,  Merribe,  5  shillings.  Son,  John  Slocum,  10 
shillings.  The  bond  of  £50  in  Isaac  Vondike's  hands,  and  a  bond  of 
£25  in  hands  of  Joal  White,  I  give  to  my  son,  Jonathan  Slocum,  son 
Peter  Slocum's  children,  and  daughter,  Merribe's  children.  To  Eliza- 
beth, daughter  of  Peter  Slocum,  my  looking  glass,  and  to  his  daugh- 
ter, Hannah,  6  silver  teaspoons.  To  Peter  Slocum,  son  of  Jonathan,  a 
silver  spoon.  Granddaughter,  Susannah  Slocum,  a  bed.  Executors — 
son,  Jonathan  Slocum,  and  my  friend,  Webley  Edwards.  Witnesses 
— Cornelius  Lane,  Thomas  Craxson,  Ebenezer  Cook.  Proved  Dec.  16, 
1773.  Lib.  L,  p.  42. 

1771,  Feb.  16.  Holmes,  Williain,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca  Holmes,  all  my  moveables  and 
lands,  during  her  life,  except  hereafter  mentioned.  Son,  Thomas,  £5. 
Son,  Ebenezer,  £20.  Son,  William,  my  lands,  at  death  of  my  widow. 
Son,  John,  £20.  Son,  Joseph,  £5.  Daughter,  Sciscilla  Holmes,  £10. 
Daughter,  Ann  Holmes,  5  shillings.  Son,  Aaron,  £20.  Executrix — my 
wife,  Rebecca.  Witnesses — Richard  Comron,  Francis  Christy.  Proved 
May   7,  1771. 

1771,  May  6.  Inventory,  £114.8.10,  made  by  Henry  Wood  and  Francis 
Christie.  Lib.    14,   p.   365. 

1776,  Feb.  28.  Holmes,  William,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Daniel  Holmes.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Van  Mater;  both  of  Free- 
hold, said  Co.     Witness — George  Lambert.  Lib.  M,  p.  29. 


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1774,  Aug.  25.  Holton,  Andrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joshua  Holton.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Sutherland;  both  of  Wool- 
wich Township,  said  Co.,  yeomen. 

1774,  July  30.  Inventory,  £328.6.31/2,  made  by  Robert  Brown  and 
Daniel   Sutherland.  Lib.   15,   p.   511. 

1780,  Feb.  IS.  Holton,  John,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  Bphraim,  plantation  where  he  lives,  which  I  bought  of 
my  father,  John  Holton;  also  the  timber  on  5  acres  of  land,  at  the 
southeast  corner  of  land  I  bought  of  Molison  Fitz  Randolph,  and  joins 
land  of  James  Martin,  deceased,  and  he  is  to  discharge  a  bond  to 
Jenny  Lyal,  one  to  James  Hude,  and  two  that  I  gave  my  father. 
Sons,  Joseph  and  Peter,  the  plantation  where  I  live;  also  a  salt 
meadow  of  3%  acres,  lying  in  Woodbridge  Great  Meadows,  which  I 
bought  of  the  Executors  of  Joseph  Shotwell,  they  paying  to  my 
daughter,  Rachel  Drake,  £100,  and  to  my  daughter,  Martha  Holton, 
£100.  Son,  Jephtha,  V2  of  the  money  on  hand,  when  he  is  21.  Son, 
Joseph,  a  steer.  Son,  Peter,  a  mare.  Grandson,  Stout  Drake,  14  of 
the  money  on  hand.  Sons,  Ephraim,  Joseph,  Peter  and  Jephtha,  my 
farming  tools.  Executors — sons,  Ephraim  and  Joseph.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Dayton,  Rachel  Holton,  Benjamin  Manning.  Proved  May  25, 
1780.  Lib.    22,    p.    76. 

1777,  May  21.  Holtson,  La^vrence,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Holtson,  of  said  place,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Solomon  Smith,  of  said  place,  yeoman,  and  Andrew  Linmier,  of  Upper 
Penns  Neck,  said  Co.,  yeoman. 

1777,  May  12.  Inventory,  £138.9.6,  made  by  Solomon  Smith  and  Isaac 
Vanneman.  Lib.    18,   p.   605. 

1777,  March  20.  Honian,  Andrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Peter  Homan,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward,  who  has  real  and 
personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  Thomas  Clark,  as  his  Guardian. 
Guardian — Thomas  Clark.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Lock,  Jr.;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  18,  p.  139. 

1774,    Feb.    18.  Honian,    John,    of    Woolwich,    Gloucester    Co.       Int. 

Adm'r — William  Homan,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — John  Gill,  of 
said  place. 

1774,  Feb.   17.  Inventory,  £58.2.6,   made  by  William  Guest  and  John 

Gill.  Lib.    15,    p.    511. 

1777,  March  17.  Honian,  Peter,  of  Woolwich  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Homan.  F'ellowbondsman — Jacob  Jones: 
both  of  said  place,  yeomen.  File  No.  1228  H. 

1777,  March  20.  Honian,  Peter,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Andrew  Homan  and  Peter  Lock,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — ^Thomas  Clark; 
all   of  said  Co.  Lib.   18,   p.   138. 

1777,  March  15.  Honyon,  Francis,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Peter  Tool.  Fellowbondsman— Barzillai  Prickett;  both 
of  said   place. 

1777,  March  15.  Inventory,  £25.3.3,  made  by  Barzillai  Prickitt  and 
Job    Prickitt. 

1777,  Sept.  2.  Account  by  Adm'r.  "Cash  paid  Petel  Tool  and  Mary 
Toole."  Lib.    18,   p.    139;   Lib.    18,    p.    600. 


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1777,  March  7.  Hoogeland,  Johannes,  of  Millstone,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Matye,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate,  while 
my  widow.  Son,  William,  £7.  My  sons  and  daughters  who  are  not 
married  to  have  an  outset.  Executors — sons,  William  and  Johannes, 
and  my  son-in-law.  Garret  Terhune.  Witnesses — John  Wyckof,  John 
Wyckoff,   Jr.,   Peter  Stryker.     Proved  Dec.   16,   1777. 

1777,  Dec.  17.  Inventory,  £291.18.0,  made  by  Cornelius  Waykoff  and 
John   Wyckoff.  Lib.    19,    p.    501. 

1773,  June  22.  Hoogland,  Martha,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Derrick  Hoogland,  12  shillings,  as  his  birthright. 
Youngest  daughter,  Rebecca,  my  bed.  The  rest  of  my  effects  are  to 
be  divided  between  my  5  daughters,  Anna,  Mary,  Sarah,  Martha  and 
Rebecca.  Executrixes — my  daughters,  Anna  and  Mary.  Witnesses — 
Palmer  Robarts,  Isaac  Hoogland,  William  Hoogland.  Proved  Feb.  4, 
1775. 

1775,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £248.16.9,  made  by  William  Hoogland 
and   Cornelius  Hoppock.  Lib.   17,   p.   232. 

1773,  May  5.  Hooper,  Clement,  of  W^indsor  Township,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of  my  estate.  Son,  Stephen  Hooper,  £200. 
Son,  Nicholas,  £100.  Daughter,  Anne,  now  wife  of  Isaac  Coberley, 
£100.  Daughter,  Martha,  now  wife  of  Levy  Updike,  £100.  Grand.=on, 
Clement  Hooper,  £10,  when  21.  Grandson,  Clement  Updike,  £10,  when 
21.  Sons,  Thomas  and  James,  my  plantation  where  I  live,  and  my 
meadow  in  Maidenhead  Meadows.  Executors — sons,  Thomas  and 
Stephen.  Witnesses — Abel  Slaback,  James  Hagerman,  Thomas  Cahill. 
Proved  Aug.  14,  1778. 

1778,  Aug.   18.     Inventory,  made  by  Moses  Groom  and  Levi  Updike. 

Lib.  20,  p.  4. 

1775,  Feb.  6.  Hooton,  William,  of  Evesham  Township,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Par  advanced  in  age.  Son,  Thomas,  plantation 
where  I  live,  and  my  personal  estate.  Wife,  Ann,  to  be  provided  for 
by  my  son  Thomas.  I  have  caused  to  be  surveyed  off  from  my  plan- 
tation 62  acres,  and  have  given  my  son-in-law,  Abner  Peacock,  liberty 
to  build  a  house  and  live  thereon,  towards  which  building  I  have 
paid  a  part,  and  I  order  my  son,  Thomas,  to  pay  to  him  £.30,  the  re- 
maining sum  for  the  building.  My  daughter,  Margret  Peacock,  is  to 
live  on  the  said  62  acres  during  her  life;  and  I  give  to  her  children, 
£100,  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Mary  Langstaff,  £58.  Daughters,  Mar- 
gret and  Mary,  a  bed  to  each.  Executor — son  Thomas.  Witnesses — 
John  Cox,   John  Cox,  Jr.,  William  Cox. 

1775,  Nov.  30.  Codicil.  Wife,  Ann,  to  have  goods  that  she  brought 
at  our  marriage.  Witnesses  —  Thomas  Smith,  John  Cox.  Proved 
March  9,  1776.  Lib.   17,   p.   343. 

1776,  April  26.  Hopewell,  Daniel,  of  Ayres  Town,  Northampton 
Township,  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  wife  the  personal  estate, 
and  1/7  of  the  money  from  the  sale  of  my  lands  in  Virginia.  To  my 
3  daughters,  1/7  of  the  money  from  the  said  sale;  and  to  son,  Beckits, 
2/7,  and  to  my  other  son,  1/7.  Executors — Andrew  Doz  and  Joseph 
Mullen.  Witnesses — Joseph  Allen,  Alexander  Ross,  Thomas  Conarroe. 
Proved  Nov.  7,  1776. 

1776,  Oct.  23.  Renunciation  by  Andrew  Doz  and  Joseph  Mullen. 
Witness — John  Thomson.     Adm'x — Mary  Hopewell,   the  widow   of  de- 


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ceased.      Fellowbondsmen — Joseph    Mullen    and    Thomas    Cooper;    all 
of   Mount    Holly,    said    Co.      Witness — John    Thomson. 

1776,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £53.4.0,  made  by  Joseph  Mullen  and  Thomas 
Cooper.  Lib.    18,    p.    63. 

1772,  March.  Hopkins,  Ann,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Ebenezer  Hopkins,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice 
of  Ebenezer  Hopkins,  her  brother,  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Ebe- 
nezer Hopkins,  of  Haddonfleld,  said  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Estaug'h  Hopkins,  of  Deptford  Township,  said  Co.  Witness — ■ 
Sarah  Hopkins.  Lib.   14,   p.   424. 

1773,  Feb.  27.  Hopkin.s,  David,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Bethiah,  use  of  %  my  land.  Daughters,  Rhoday,  Bethiah  and 
Abigail,  who  are  married,  5  shillings  a  piece.  To  the  unmarried 
daughters,  £20  to  each.  All  the  above  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  James, 
Gideon  and  Solomon,  and  the  said  sons  are  to  have  my  lands.  Ex- 
actors— friend,  Samuel  Wills,  Esq.,  and  my  son,  James.  Witnesses 
— Constant  King,  Victor  King,   Peter  Fairchild.     Proved  Dec.  8,   1773. 

Lib.    L,    p.    37. 

1775,  Sept.  15.  IIopkin.s,  George,  of  Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Real  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Sarah,  household  goods  to  the  value  of 
£5.  Son,  Isaiah,  my  weaving  loom.  To  Elizabeth  Wilgust,  Lucrecia 
Homes,  and  Rhoda  Hopkins,  also  my  sons,  Edward  and  Abel  Hopkins, 
10  shillings  each.  The  overplus  I  give  to  George,  John,  Daniel, 
Charles  and  Levi  Hopkins,  when  they  are  21.  Son,  William,  is  to 
divide  equally  with  the  last  named  5  sons.  Executor — my  friend, 
Richard  Robins.  Witnesses — Joseph  Coward,  Joseph  Holmes,  Jr., 
Moses   Ivins.      Proved   May   17,    1776. 

1776,  May  7.  Inventory,  £41.7.6,  made  by  Moses  Ivins  and  Joseph 
Hopkins. 

1791,  May  17.  Adm'r — David  Wright,  of  Upper  Freehold,  said  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Forman,  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Witness — 
Euphamia  Clayton.  Richard  Robins,  the  Executor,  having  died,  this 
Adm'r  is  now  appointed.  Lib.   17,  p.  357;  Lib.   32,  p.   413. 

1777,  Sept.  19.  Hoppe,  ■William,  of  Ramepogh,  Franklin  Twsp.,  Ber- 
gen Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Antie,  all  she  brought,  and  £25.  Son, 
Anderis,  £5.  Son,  John,  plantation  where  he  dwells,  at  Warrick. 
Sons,  Andries  and  Garret,  plantation  where  I  live.  Son,  Garret,  and 
my  daughters,  Marytie  and  Lena,  to  have  their  outset.  Daughter, 
Abigail  Hoppe,  Jannitie,  Marytie,  Leya  and  Lena  Hoppe,  the  residue. 
Executors — David  Chrlste  and  John  Vanalen.  Witnesses — William 
Jeinkens,  Jacobus  Bertolf,  Jacobus  Bogert.     Proved  May  1,  1780. 

1777,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £366.11.9,  made  by  Jacobus  Bogart  and 
Roelof  Westervelt.  Lib.   21,   p.    312. 

1773,  May  5.  Hopping,  Matthias,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
■Wife,  Elizabeth,  the  use  of  my  dwelling  and  goods,  and  she  is  to  be 
supported  by  my  son,  David.  Son,  Nathaniel,  £20.  Son,  David,  all 
my  real  estate  and  goods.  Son,  Ezekiel,  £30.  Daughters,  Temperance 
and  Hannah,  5  shillings  each.  Executor — son  David.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Stiles,  Benjamin  Goble,  Mary  Lindsey.     Proved  Dec.  8,  1773. 

1773,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £150.17.6,  made  by  Benjamin  Goble  and 
John    Stuart.  Lib.    L,    p.    33. 


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1771,  July  2..  Hoppock,  Tunis,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  To  be  buried  in  the  old  Dutch  burying--gTound  in 
Amwell,  near  my  first  wife's  grave.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  farm  where  I 
live,  to  bring-  up  the  children;  and  all  the  goods  she  had  when  I 
married  her.  Eldest  son,  Cornelius,  the  farm  where  he  lives,  of  100 
acres,  which  I  bought  from  Doctor  Coolbauh.  Youngest  sons,  Tunis 
and  Jacob,  the  farm  where  I  live,  after  wife's  death.  Sons,  Cornelius, 
Tunis  and  Jacob,  my  apparel.  To  wife,  Elizabeth,  and  6  daugh- 
ters, Anna,  wife  of  Yerry  Trimer;  Maria,  wife  of  Peter  Housill;  Sarah, 
wife  of  Jacob  Fisher;  Leanah,  wife  of  Martin  Binder;  Eloner,  wife  of 
Wililam  Cool,  and  Catharine,  the  rest  of  personal  estate.  Executors — 
son,  Cornelius,  and  my  friend,  John  Hogeland.  Witnesses — Jeremiah 
Lambert,    Simon   Wikoff,    George   Hogeland. 

1772,  Oct.  19.  Codicil.  John  Hogeland,  one  of  the  Executors, 
is  deceased,  therefore  I  appoint  his  brother,  William  Hogeland,  as 
Executor  in  his  place.  Witnesses — Ezekiel  Cole,  George  Reading. 
Proved  April   17,   1779. 

1779,  April  13.  Inventory,  £4,245.3.3,  made  by  Abraham  Deremer 
and    Samuel    Holcomb. 

1792,   June   4.     Account   by  Executors.  Lib.    21,   p.   273. 

1777,  Sept.  2.  Iloppough,  Peter,  of  Kingwood  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Son,  John,  5  shillings  as  his  birthright.  Wife, 
Katharine,  all  real  during  her  life,  and  then  to  my  son,  John,  and 
he  to  pay  £180  to  my  3  daughters,  Katherine,  Mary  and  Elizabeth. 
Executors — .son,  John,  and  friend,  John  McVey.  Witnesses — Godfra 
Rockafallar,  Isaac  Cline,  John  Forrester.     Proved  Oct.  22,  1777. 

1777,  Oct.  17.  Renunciation  by  John  McVoy.  Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Happake  and  John  Forrester. 

1777,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £272.10.11,  made  by  Isaac  Cline  and  Har- 
mon   Kline.  Lib.    19,    p.    442. 

1771,  Dec.  16.  Horn,  Henry,  of  Alexandria  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  If  the  said  Henry  Horn  should  die  before  the  wife, 
Peter,  Henry  and  Elizabeth  Horn,  the  wife  of  Henry  Horn,  to  be 
Executors  of  his  estate,  [and  then]  the  wife  of  Henry  Horn  shall  have 
the  whole.  Son,  George,  one  dollar.  After  her  death,  Conrod  Horn, 
my  son,  to  have  £20.  Rest  to  my  sons,  George,  Peter,  Charles  and 
Conrod,  after  their  brother's  death.  Witnesses — Jacob  Bonn,  Jacob 
Arnwine,   Jr.     Proved   Oct.   17,   1772. 

1772,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £130.12.2,  made  by  Philip  Mettler  and 
Jacob   Bonn.  Lib.    16,    p.    26. 

1775,  Feb.  1.  Horner,  John,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Butler.  Fellowbondsman — Talman  Smith;  both  of  Bor- 
dentown,  said  Co.  Renunciation  by  Ruth  Horner,  the  widow.  Wit- 
ness— Tallman   Smith. 

1775,  Feb.  3.  Inventory,  £168.2.10,  made  by  Thomas  Rodman  and 
Samuel  How. 

1776,  Jan.  24.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  15,  p.  526;  Lib.  16,  p.  483. 


1775,  Sept.  20.  Horton,  Azariah,  of  South  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  min- 
ister of  the  Gospel;  will  of.  Wife,  Eunice,  £30.  Son,  Jonathan,  5 
shillings.  Son,  Azariah,  books  and  silver  spoon,  marked  "I.  T.  M." 
Son,  James,   5  shillings.     Son,   Foster,   £20.     Daughter,   Eunice,   5   shil- 


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lings.  Daughter,  Mary,  £15.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £20.  The  negroes  to 
be  sold.  Executors — wife,  Eunice,  and  son,  Foster.  Witnesses — David 
Bruen,   Smith  Richards,  John  Mcfarland.     Proved  April  26,   1777. 

Lib.  18,  p.  337. 

1759,  May  16.  Horton,  Caleb,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Phebe,  use  of  the  house  and  garden;  also  the  orchard  I  purchased  of 
my  son,  Samuel  Swesey.  Son,  Caleb,  a  part  of  the  land  I  bought  of 
Isaac  Pierson,  of  400  acres.  Son,  Nathaniel,  400  acres  of  said  tract. 
Son,  Nathan,  400  acres  of  said  tract.  Son,  Elijah,  400  acres  of  said 
tract;  also  the  farm  I  live  on,  which  I  bought  of  my  son,  Samuel 
Swesey;  also  the  farm  I  bought  of  Obediah  Brown.  Sons  to  provide 
for  my  wife.  Daughters,  Phebe,  Hannah,  Sarah,  Mary  and  Rhoda,  £3 
each.  Grandson,  Justus  King,  £5.  Executors — wife,  Phebe,  and  sons, 
Caleb  and  Elijah.  Witnesses — Richard  Terry,  Constant  King,  Joseph 
King,   Frederick  King. 

1768,  Jan.  2.  Codicil.  Wife,  Phebe,  is  now  dead,  and  what  I  gave 
her  I  now  give  to  my  daughters,  Phebe,  Hannah,  Sarah,  Mary  and 
Rhoda.  Witnesses — Richard  Terry,  Constant  King.  Proved  Nov.  21, 
1772. 

1772,  Nov.  18.  Renunciation  by  Elijah  Horton.  Witnesses — Benja- 
min Horton   and   Phebe  Horton.  Lib.   K,   p.   508. 

1778,  Aug.  1.  Horton,  Eluiiice,  of  Chatham,  Morris  Co.,  widow  of 
Rev.  Azariah  Horton;  will  of.  Son,  Azariah,  a  bed.  Son,  Foster,  a 
bed.  Daughter,  Eunice,  £40.  Daughter,  Mary,  pewter  plates.  Daugh- 
ter, Hannah,  various  goods.  Grandchildren,  children  of  my  eldest 
son,  Jonathan,  deceased,  £30,  as  they  come  of  age.  Executors — sons, 
Azariah  and  Foster.  Witnesses — Silvanus  Seely,  Matthias  Woodruff, 
Moses  Day.     Proved  April  1,  1779.  Lib.  21,  p.  77. 

1777,  Oct.  4.  Horton,  Jonathan,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.,  doctor.  Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen  Hunt.  Fellowbondsman — Walter  Luse.  Renunciation 
by    Elizabeth    Horton,    widow    of   Doctor   Jonathan    Horton,    deceased. 

1778,  June  5.  Inventory,  £57.0.6,  made  by  Nathaniel  Halsey  and 
Nathan   Cooper,   Jr.  Lib.    18,   p.   617. 

1777,  May  6.  Hoshall,  Adam,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe  Hoshall.  Fellowbondsmen — Ezekiel  Foster  and  Eph- 
raim  Foster:  all  of  said  Co. 

1777,  March  29.  Inventory,  £180.16.9,  made  by  Ephraim  Foster  and 
Michal   Hoshel.  Lib.    18,    p.    476. 

1778,  Aug.  21.  Hough,  Jonathan,  of  Springfield  Township,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  Esq.  Adm'rs — Daniel  Hough  and  William  Hough.  Fellow- 
bondsman— 'William  Fox;   all   of  said  place. 

1778,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £1,110.19.8,  made  by  William  Fox  and 
Joseph  Biddle.  Lib.   16,  p.  513. 

1773,  April  8.  Houghton,  John,  of  Hopewell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of — Wife,  Sarah  Houghton,  £50.  Son,  Abner,  plan- 
tation I  live  on,  he  paying  £150  to  my  son,  John,  when  he  is  21,  and 
£150  to  my  son,  David,  when  21.  Daughter,  Eve,  £30.  Daughter, 
Mary,  £70,  when  21.  Daughter,  Ame,  £70,  when  21.  Sons,  Abner, 
John  and  David,  rest  of  estate.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  son, 
Abner,  and  William  Bryant,  Sr.  Witnesses — Timothy  Merrill,  Elijah 
Anderson,  John  Disbrow.     Proved  May  21,  1773.  Lib.  16,  p.  74. 


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1778,  Oft.  31.  Houshill,  Matthias,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Matalaina,  to  be  maintained  by  my  son,  Cobus. 
Son,  Cobus,  my  homestead.  Eldest  daughter,  Mary  Bellies,  £150. 
Daughter,  Frances  Williamson,  £150.  Grandson,  Mathias  Houshill, 
£60.  Son,  John,  £10,  for  his  birthright.  Son,  Cobus,  must  pay  to 
John  Houshill,  £140.  If  Matthias  Houshill  dies  before  he  comes  of 
age,  then  his  legacy  to  be  given  to  his  sister,  Rebecca,  and  brothers, 
John  and  Jasper.  Executors — Mathias  Houshill,  and  my  son,  Cobus 
Houshill.  Witnesses — -Thomas  Sutton,  Gisberd  Gulick,  Mathias  Hou- 
shill, James  Stout.     Proved  Dec.  21,  1778. 

1778,  Dec.  15.  Inventory,  £706.11.1,  made  by  Joshua  Corshon  and 
Jacob    Sutphen. 

1783,  April  5.  Account  by  Executors.  Paid  William  Bellis  a  legacy, 
£150.  Paid  Abram  Williamson  a  legacy,  £150.  Paid  Peter  Trimmer  a 
legacy,  £5.16.9.  Lib.  21,  p.  277;  Lib.  25,  p.  200. 

1773,  Sept.  2.  Hovey,  Abraham,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  Abraham  Hovey,  the  only  son  of  my  eldest  son,  Isaac,  £5. 
Son,  Abraham,  £5.  My  youngest  children,  Joseph,  Jesse,  Mary  (now 
Mary  Butts),  and  Elizabeth  Hovey,  all  real  estate.  Joseph's  present 
wife,  Lydia  McConnell  (now  Lydia  Hovey)  to  have  no  dowry  in  his 
share.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  household  goods.  Grandson,  Abraham  Hovey, 
£5.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  John  Axford.  Witnesses — 
Stephen  Jervis,  John  Hovey,  Tomezin  Jervis,  Daniel  Jervis.  Proved 
Aug.    31,    1778. 

1778,  Aug.  31.  Adm'r — Joseph  Hovey.  Pellowbondsman — William 
Loder;  both  of  Oxford,  said  Co.  The  wife  died  before  the  proving  of 
the   will,    and   the   other   Executor   renounced. 

1778,  Aug.  29.  Inventory,  £584.9.6,  made  by  William  Loder  and 
John    Kinney.  Lib.    20,    p.    292. 

1773,  Aug;.  12.  Howard,  James,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Samuel 
McGreggar,  of  Salem,  said  Co.,  innkeeper.  Fellowbondsmen — John 
Craven   and   Philip  Rice;    both   of   said   place,   yeomen. 

1773,  Aug.  24.  Inventory,  £8.6.10,  made  by  Philip  Rice  and  John 
Craven.  Lib.    15,    p.    494. 

1776,  April  10.  Howard,  Robert,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;    will   of.      Wife,    Mary,    %    of   my   land   and   moveable   estate. 

1  >aughter,  Mary  Clark,  the  profit  of  that  place  where  Casper  Hawks 
did  live,  during  her  life.  Son,  Calep,  the  rest  of  my  lands.  Re- 
mainder of  moveable  estate  to  my  wife,  Mary,  Hannah  Allen,  Mary 
Clark  and  Calep  Howard.  Executors — Richard  Allen,  Mary  Clark. 
Witnesses — John  Summerl,  Henry  Murphe,  Augustus  Peterson.  Proved 
May  27,  1776. 

1776,  May  8.  Inventory,  £199.13.11,  made  by  John  Summerl  and  John 
Till.  Lib.   17,   p.   397. 

1776,  March  25.  Howell,  Daniel,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  To  the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Trenton,  £20.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of 
the  real  and  personal  estate.  Daughters,  Rhoda  Howell,  Sarah  How- 
ell and  Elizabeth  Howell,  the  rest  of  my  estate,  when  they  are  18, 
and,  if  they  all  die  without  issue,  then  my  3  sisters,  Phebe  Phillips, 
Eunice    Phillips    and    Abigail    Howell,    shall    have    £100    each,    and    my 

2  brothers,  John  Howell  and  Hezekiah  Howell,  to  have  the  rest.  Ex- 
ecutors— wife,    Mary,    my    brother,    John    Howell,    and    Daniel    Clark. 

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Witnesses — Ebenezer  Rose,   Eunice  Rose,   Mary  Howell.      Proved  Jan. 
28,   1778. 

1778,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £1,355.0.11,  made  by  John  Reeder  and  John 
Hovrell.  Lib.    19,    p.    386. 

1774,  Dec.  17.  Howell,  Da-^id,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  John,  20  shilling's.  Wife,  Mary,  all  household  goods,  and  profits 
of  plantation.  Granddaughter,  Liddy  Hartley,  a  bed.  Son,  Joseph, 
£25.  Son,  David,  £25.  Son,  Daniel,  £25.  Son,  Amos,  £300,  to  remain 
in  hands  of  my  son,  Timothy,  for  the  support  of  Amos  during  his 
life.  To  Amos  Hartley,  £20,  if  he  lives  to  be  21.  Son,  Timothy,  all 
my  land  where  I  live.  Executors — son,  John,  and  friend,  John  Mott. 
Witnesses — Richard  Palmer,  Daniel  Howell,  Neill  McGill.  Proved 
Nov.    20,    1775. 

1775,  Nov.  16.  Inventory,  £449.2.4,  made  by  Daniel  Howell  and 
Ebenezer  Rose.  Lib.   16,   p.   461. 

1778,  Feb.  10.  Howell,  Ebenezer,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Aaron 
Plerson.      Fellowbondsman — Lewis    Stewart;    both    of   said   Co. 

1778,  April  14.  Inventory,  £320.19.0,  made  by  Abraham  Pierson  and 
Lewis  Stewart.  Lib.   16,   p.    510. 

1777,  Dec.  3.  Hovrell,  Hezeklah,  Jr.,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Mother,  Abigail  Howell,  £25.  To  Sarah  Phillips,  daughter 
of  John  and  Eunes  Phillips,  £5.  To  Mary  Jonston,  daughter  of  Jons- 
ton,  late  of  Penna.,  deceased,  £50.  Rest  of  personal  and  real  estate 
to  my  brothers  and  sisters,  Daniel  Howell,  John  Howell,  Phebe  Phil- 
lips, Eunes  Phillips  and  Abigail  Howell.  Executors — brother,  John 
Howell  and  my  uncle,  Daniel  Clark.  Witnesses — Margaret  Tree,  Ebe- 
nezer Rose,   Benjamin   Clark.     Proved  Jan.   28,    1778. 

1778,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £309.6.3,  made  by  John  Reeder  and  John 
Howell.  Lib.   19,   p.   377. 

1779,  May  11.  Howell,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Naomy,  £200.  Son,  Ezekiel,  the  land  which  I  bought  of  Sir 
John  Sinclair.  Son,  Asher,  that  part  of  the  plantation  where  I  live, 
which  I  bought  of  my  father.  My  said  2  sons  are  to  pay  to  my  wife 
and  other  children  the  legacies  named.  They  are  to  educate  my 
younger  children  till  they  are  16.  Daughter,  Susanah,  £300.  Son, 
Noah,  £200,  when  he  is  21.  Son,  John,  £150,  when  21.  Daughter,  Hul- 
dah,  £150,  when  18.  Son,  Eseck,  £150.  Daughter,  Mary,  £140.  Son, 
Joseph,  £150.  Son,  Abnor,  £150.  Executors — 'wife,  Naomy,  and  sons, 
Ezekiel  and  Asher.  Witnesses — John  Mott,  John  Dean,  Charles  Ax- 
ford,   Jr. 

1779,  May  23.  Codicil.  Wife,  Naomy,  to  have  £100  more.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Mott,  Stacy  Potts.     Proved  Aug.,  1779. 

1779,  July  30.  Inventory,  £8,384.13.3,  made  by  Obadiah  Howell  and 
Joshua   Reed.  Lib.    21,    p.    190. 

1773,  Dec.  20.  Howell,  Joseph,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Gartrude,  £100,  and  Vs  of  my  whole  estate,  which 
she  shall  choose.  Son,  Daniel,  £20  as  his  birthright.  Daughter,  Anna 
Smalley,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Syndony  Pettit,  10  shillings.  Daugh- 
ter, Rachel  Everitt,  £40.  Daughter,  Jemima  Reeder,  £20.  Daughter, 
Pheba  Garner,  £40.  Lands  and  moveables  to  be  sold.  Executors — 
Daniel  Howell,   son  of  Daniel  Howell,   late  of  Amwell,   deceased,   and 


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William  Retting-housen,  of  Kingwood.  Witnesses — John  Sutton,  Sam- 
uel Hall,  Uriah  Bonham.     Proved  Sept.   23,   1774. 

1774,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £452.14.6,  made  by  Uriah  Bonham  and 
William   Hoogland. 

1791,  Dec.  15.  Account  by  William  Rettinghouse,  surviving  E.x- 
ector,  and  Reading  Howell,  Adm'rs,  of  Daniel  Howell,  deceased,  who 
was  an  Executor  of  Joseph  Howell.  Legacies  paid  to  Anne  Smalley, 
John  Pettit,  Daniel  Howell,  Rachel  Bveritt,  Jemima  Reeder  and 
Phebe    Garner.  Lib.    17,    p.    99. 

1772,  Jan.  16.  Howell,  Richard,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.,  cooper; 
will  of.  "Wife,  Mary,  the  benefit  from  all  my  estate,  while  my  widow, 
Sons,  John  and  Elias,  to  be  put  out  to  trades.  Son,  Arthur,  my 
lands.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  Obadiah  Howell  and  Christopher 
Howell,  Jr.  Witnesses — George  Creed,  William  Van  Veghter,  John 
Bryant.      Proved   Jan.   29,    1772.  Lib.    15,    p.    355. 

1777,  July  5.  Howell,  Stephen,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'.x — Martha  Howell.  Fellowbondsman — Stephen  Day;  both  of  said 
Co.      Witness — Mary   Johnson.  Lib.    16,    p.    518. 

1774,  Oct.  7.     Hubble,  E^llzabeth,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex  Co.; 
i    will   of.      Son,    Samuel   Marsh,    5    shillings.      To   Joseph   Marsh,    son   of 
i    David  Marsh,  deceased,  the  salt  meadow  near  Oyster  Creek,  formerly 
I    the  property  of  Joseph  Marsh,   deceased;   of  6   or   7  acres.     To   Philip 
Marsh,    son   of   David   Marsh,    deceased,    another   lot   of   meadow,    near 
the  upland  in  Elizabeth  Town  Great  Meadows,  of  5  or  6  acres,  which 
I    joins   land   of  Abraham  Marsh;    and   both   lots   to   be   rented   till   both 
are  21.     To  all  the  children  of  John  Marsh,  deceased,  a  bond  against 
George  Armstrong,  of  Morris  Co.,   for  £180.     Granddaughters,  daugh- 
ters of  Joseph  Marsh,  deceased;  Phebe,  Elizabeth  and  Hannah  all  my 
household  goods  and  apparel.     Granddaughter,  Sarah,  wife  of  Doctor 
Freeman,    gold    buttons.      Elizabeth,    daughter    of    David    Marsh,    de- 
ceased,   silver   snuffbox.      If   there   is    any   overplus,    I    give    the    same 
to   Jeremiah   Marsh,   son   of   Samuel   Marsh,   and  Jacob   Marsh,   son   of 
Joseph    Marsh,    deceased.      Executors — friends,    David    Ross,    4th,    and 
Nehemiah    Wade.      Witnesses — John    Gray,    Amy    Gray,    Isaiah    Gray. 
:    Proved   Dec.   24,    1779.  Lib.    22,    p.   8. 

1780,  Jan.  8.     Hudson,  Isabel,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.     Int. 
'   Adm'r — John  Hutson.     Fellowbondsman — William  Biddle;  both  of  said 
place. 

1779,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £1,306.7.6,  made  by  Gideon  Clark  and 
William  Biddle.  Lib.   22,   p.   17.      (See  next  entry.) 

1780,  Jan.  14.  Hudson,  Isabella,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Hoffman.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Pedrick;  both 
of  Piles  Grove,  said  Co.  Lib.  22,  p.  21.     (See  previous  entry.) 

1780,  Feb.  14.  Hudson,  Isaiah,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  William  Hudson,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  ward 
makes  choice  of  John  Hoffman,  as  Guardian,  to  look  after  his  real 
and  personal  estate. 

1780,  Feb.  14.  Guardian — John  Hoffman.  Fellowbondsman — Dan- 
iel Pedrick;   both   of  Piles   Grove,   said   Co.,   yeomen. 

Lib.  22,  p.  61.     (See  Lib.  25,  p.  400.) 


26o  NEW   JERSEY   COEONIAE  DOCUMENTS 

1780,  March  24.  Hudson,  William,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Jededlah  Hudson.  Fellowbondsmen — -Jonathan  Barber  and 
William   Hudson;   all   of  said   place. 

1780,  March  20.  Inventory,  £15,778.5.8,  made  by  Artis  Seagrave  and 
Jonathan   Barber.  Lib.    22,    p.    23. 

1777,  Nov.  8.  Huestis,  Joseph,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Euphema  Huestis.  Fellowbondsman — John  Cannedy  [Kennedy],  both 
of  said  Co. 

1777,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £153.8.0,  made  by  Edward  Pancoast  and 
Joseph  Ridgway.  Lib.  18,  p.  619.     (See  Lib.  24,  p.  214.) 

1777,  Aug.  11-  Hugan,  William,  of  Freehold  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £350,  and  my  large  Bible,  and,  after 
her  death,  the  said  Bible  is  to  go  to  my  eldest  surviving  grand- 
daughter. Grandson,  William  Kirkpatrick,  all  the  lands  I  have  in 
this  Township.  Money  to  be  divided  into  4  shares,  and  Martha 
Christie,  who  has  lived  with  me  as  a  daughter,  to  have  one  share, 
and  the  other  3  shares  to  my  granddaughters,  Sarah,  Margaret  and 
Mary  Kirkpatrick,  w^hen  they  are  18.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  James 
Kirkpatrick  and  Nathaniel  Scudder.  Witnesses — John  Covenhoven, 
John    Reed,    Jr.,    Rullf  Covenhoven.      Proved    Dec.    21,    1778. 

Lib.   20,    p.    151. 

1779,  Oct.  4.  Hugen,  John,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  my  real  and  personal  estate,  and,  after 
her  death,  to  be  sold,  and  money  to  be  given  to  my  children,  and 
my  two  grandchildren,  Ackey,  Lukemen  and  Unice  Hugen.  If  my 
eldest  son,  John,  should  return  into  this  State,  then,  after  the  death 
of  his  mother,  I  give  him  the  lands.  Executrix — my  wife,  Mary 
Hugen.  Witnesses — John  Pearson,  Richard  Toy,  Joseph  Rowand. 
Proved   March   18,    1780. 

1779,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £95.2.6,  made  by  Andrew  Anderson,  Jr., 
and   Joseph   Rowand.  Lib.   21,   p.    111. 

1775,  Aug.  30.  Hugg,  William,  of  Gloucester,  Gloucester  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Daughter,  Sarah  Ellis,  my  house,  late  in  the  tenure 
of  James  Dundas,  and  to  her  heirs,  but,  if  she  have  none,  then  to 
my  son,  William,  and  to  his  heirs,  and,  if  he  have  none,  then  to  my 
sons,  Joseph  and  Samuel.  Son,  Joseph,  one  of  my  plantations,  for 
several  years  in  his  tenure.  Son,  Samuel,  the  other  plantation,  which 
has  been  in  his  tenure  for  several  years;  also  4  lots  of  meadows  on 
the  west  side  of  the  King's  road;  also  12  acres  of  woodland  which  I 
bought  of  Joseph  Hugg,  deceased.  Son,  William,  my  ferry  house, 
wharves  and  stores,  with  all  other  lands;  also  the  house  called  the 
Meadow  House.  Daughter,  Sarah  Ellis,  £300.  Sons,  Joseph,  Samuel 
and  William,  rest  of  my  personal  and  real  estate.  Executors— sons, 
Joseph,  Samuel  and  William.  Witnesses — Samuel  Kaighn,  Barzillai 
Hugg,  Samuel   Spicer.     Proved   Dec.   16,   1775.  Lib.   16,   p.   471. 

1779,  Jan.  18.  Hughes,  Archibald,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Ball.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Price;  both  of  Egg  Harbor, 
said  Co.  Lib.   22,   p.   36. 

1779,  Sept.  6.  Hughes,  Charles  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Charles    Philpot    Hughes,    of    said    Co.      Guardian  —  Mary    Magdalen 


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Hughes,  of  Mount  Holly,  said  Co.     Pellowbondsman — Robert  Burchan. 

Lib.   22,   p.    60. 

1770,  April  20.  Hughes,  Charles  Philpot,  of  Northampton  Township, 
Burling-ton  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Ma&dalen  Hughes,  £300.  My  6 
children,  Maria  Philippa,  Elizabeth,  Catherine,  Martha,  Charles  John 
and  Samuel,  the  remaining  £700  of  £1,000  left  to  me  by  my  uncle, 
John  Hughes,  Esq.,  of  Brecon,  South  Wales.  Witnesses — Samuel 
Stockton,   William  Howard,   Annis   Stockton.     Proved  May  31,   1779. 

1779,  May  17.  Adm'x — Mary  Magdalen  Hughes,  the  widow.  Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Hugg,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Charles  Philpot  Hughes 
made  his  will,  but  did  not  appoint  any  Executors.  The  will  was  made 
abroad,  and  one  of  the  witnesses  is  in  France,  another  being  dead, 
and   the   other  unknown. 

1779,  June  4.  Inventory,  £4,950.11.10,  made  by  Peter  Shiras,  Moses 
Kempton  and  William  Atkinson. 

1783,  May  9.  Account  by  Mary  Magdalen  Hughes,  Adm'x  of  Charles 
Philpot  Hughes,  of  Burlingon  Co.  Paid  Samuel  and  Kitty  Bonnell, 
their  portion;  also  to  Patty  Hughes,  Maria  P.  Hughes,  and  to  John 
and  Elizabeth  Hugg.  Lib.   21,   p.   90;  Lib.   22,   p.   66. 

1773,  Jan.  16.  Hugrhes,  Jacob,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jacob 
Hughes,  Esq.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Eldredge;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — ^Jeremiah   Eldredge   and   John    Eldredge. 

1773,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £1,276.4.0,  made  by  Aaron  Eldredge  and 
Jeremiah  Eldredge.  Lib.   14,   p.   520. 

1775,  July  20.  Hyghes,  John,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x  —  Martha  Hughes.  Fellowbondsmen  —  Francis  Philpot  and 
James  Wright;  all  of  said  Co. 

1775,  June  23.  Inventory,  £296.2.2,  made  by  Allen  Congleton  and 
Francis  Philpot.  Lib.   15,   p.   551. 

1777,  Sept.  1.  Hughes,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  and  heir 
of  John  Hughes,  of  said  Co.,  deceased;  he  is  above  the  age  of  14,  and 
has  lands  in  said  Co.  Guardian — Abraham  Bennit.  Witnesses — Ellis 
Hughes,   Sr.,   and  James   Whilldin.  File   No.    389  E. 

1778,  Nov.  24.  Hulburd  fHalbert],  William,  of  Mendham  Township, 
Morris  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  wife,  the  use  of  the  place  I  live  on,  and 
all  the  goods,  till  my  son,  Ephraim,  is  21,  and  then  the  land  to  be 
divided  between  my  son,  Ephraim  Halbert  and  Jotham  and  Joshua, 
when  they  are  21.  Executors — Seth  Babbet  and  Artemus  Day,  both 
of  Mendham.  My  oldest  grandson,  Johnson,  15  shillings.  Son,  Ben- 
jamin, a  coat.  Son,  William,  a  coat.  Daughter,  Sarah,  10  shillings. 
Daughter,  Abigail,  10  shillings.  Daughter,  Mary,  a  book.  Daughter, 
Hannar  Lose,  a  Bible.  Daughter,  Rachell,  a  gown.  Daughter,  Ruth 
Losey,  15  shillings.  Witnesses  —  James  Wilkison,  Mary  Freeman. 
Proved  Jan.  27,  1779.  Lib.  20,  p.  412. 

1778,  Jan.  1.  Hule,  Thomas,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
Rule.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Douglass,  Jr.;  both  of  Roxbury,  said 
Co.  Lib.    20,    p.    2. 

1760,  Sept.  9.  Hulet,  Robert,  of  Shrewsbury  Township,  Monmouth 
Co.;   will   of.     Daughter,   Mary   Potter   and   Elizabeth   Applegate,   the 


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plantation  where  I  live,  and  that  plantation  I  bought  of  Stephen 
Bucking-ham,  and  that  100  acres  of  meadow  I  bought  of  Henry  Worth. 
Daughter,  Margaret  Bonnill,  that  lot  I  bought  of  Edward  Bonnill, 
her  husband,  lying  on  the  Shrewsbury  road.  To  my  friend,  Samuel 
Emley,  £30.  Executors — friend,  Samuel  Emley,  and  my  daughters, 
Mary  Potter  and  Elizabeth  Applegate.  Witnesses — Phinehas  Potter, 
Prances  Jeffery,   John  Jeffery.     Proved  April  22,   1771. 

1771,  April  22.     Renunciation  by  Samuel  Emley.  Lib.   K,   p.  328. 

1777,  Sept.  15.  Hull,  Jehoakini,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Samuel  Hull.  Pellowbondsman — Henry  Johnson;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Ezekiel  Mepeck. 

1777,  Aug.  21.  Inventory,  £26.5.3,  made  by  Henry  Johnson  and  John 
Cox.  Lib.  20,  p.  3. 

1771,  June  3.  Hull,  Joseph,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Casper 
Shaver.  Pellowbondsman — Thomas  Anderson;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
ness— Andrew  Armstrong.  Lib.  15,   p.   106. 

1765,  June  1.  Hullsey  [Halsey],  Joseph,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  w^ill  of.  Wife,  Abigail  Hullsey,  use  of  V2  of  my 
farm,  and  personal  estate.  Son,  Joseph  Halsey,  the  100-acre  lot  where 
he  lives,  and  100-acre  lot  on  north  side  of  Stoney  Hill,  at  a  place 
called  Turkey,  bounded  south  by  Thomas  Cushman;  also  100-acre  lot 
on  the  said  Stoney  Hill,  joining  land  of  Jeremiah  Clark;  also  V2  of  a 
tract,  which  I  bought  of  my  son-in-law,  Jeams  Miller,  of  60  acres, 
and  lying  on  Scotch  Plain;  also  %  of  100  acres,  joining  John  Shotwell, 
at  Green  River;  and  %  of  my  salt  marsh  in  Elizabeth  Town;  and  all 
my  land  in  Morris  County  Son,  Daniel,  land  where  he  lives,  of  100 
acres;  also  60  acres  in  the  northeast  end  of  land  where  my  son, 
Isaac,  lives;  also  V2  of  the  land  I  bought  of  my  son-in-law,  Jeams 
Miller,  in  Scotch  Plain;  also  %  of  100-acre  lot,  joining  John  Shotwell; 
also  Vs  of  my  salt  marsh.  Son,  Isaac,  the  farm  where  I  live,  of  150 
acres,  except  as  above  stated,  and  the  rest  of  the  farm  where  he  lives; 
also  Vs  of  that  100-acre  lot  at  Green  River;  and  %  of  my  salt  meadow. 
Said  sons  are  to  pay  legacies  to  my  daughters,  Abigail  Miller,  Re- 
bekah  Miller  and  Sarah  Conklin.  Son,  Daniel,  is  to  pay  to  my  daugh- 
ters, Hanah  Miller,  Debro  Mage  and  Rachel  Mage,  £30  each.  Son, 
Joseph,  shall  pay  to  my  daughter.  Ana  Halsey,  £70.  Daughters,  Debro 
Mage  and  Ana  Halsey,  shall  have  the  use  of  a  part  of  the  dwelling 
house,  while  they  are  single  women.  Executors — my  friends,  Joseph 
Hinds  and  Samuel  Hinds,  both  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth.  Witnesses — 
Charles  Clarke,  Samuel  Roberson,  John  Stites.     Proved  Dec.   30,   1771. 

1771,  Dec.  19.  Inventory,  £601.10.6,  made  by  Samuel  Williams  and 
Robert  Clark.  Lib.  K.   p.   408. 

1779,  July  31.  Hulock,  Guisbert,  of  Amwell  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleanor,  £250,  and  she  may  remain  on  the  place 
where  I  live,  while  my  widow.  Eldest  son,  Cornelius  Hulock,  £60, 
when  21.  Sons,  Cornelius,  Henry  and  Abraham,  £50,  when  they  are 
21.  My  2  plantations  in  Amwell  Township,  where  I  live,  and  the  other 
in  Somerset  Co.  to  be  valued  when  my  youngest  child  is  12  years  of 
age,  and  sons,  Cornelius  and  Abraham,  are  to  have  the  plantation 
where  I  live,  and  Henry  is  to  have  the  one  in  Somerset  Co.  The  sons 
are  to  pay  an  equal  share  of  the  valuation  to  my  3  daughters,  Sarah 
Hulock,   Charity  Hulock  and  Anna  Hulock.     Executors — ^my   brother. 


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Henry   Hulock,    and    my   friend,    Mathias   Houshel.      Witnesses — Jacob 
Sutplien,   Martin  Housell,   William   Bellis.      Proved   Sept.   27,    1779. 

1779,  Sept.  24.  Inventory,  £5,665.1.3,  made  by  Joakim  Grig-g-s  and 
Joshua  Corshon.  Lib.   23,   p.   266. 

1773,  Feb.  9.  Humphries,  Isaac,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Increase  Humphries,  mother  of  Isaac  Humphries.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Daniel   Lippincott,    yeoman;    both    of   said    place. 

1773,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £10.15.9,  made  by  Joseph  Eves  and  Daniel 
Lippincott.  Lib.  14,  p.  519. 

1771,  June  6.  Humphries,  Joshua,  of  Evesham,  Burling-ton  Co.,  car- 
penter; will  of.  Son,  Joshua,  one  shilling.  Daug-hter,  Anna  Ellis, 
the  wife  of  Thomas  Ellis,  one  shilling-.  Sons,  Isaac,  Samuel  and 
Thomas,  all  my  right  in  Propriety.  Wife,  Increase,  the  rest.  Execu- 
tors— wife.  Increase,  and  my  son,  Isaac.  Witnesses — Enoch  Roberts, 
Agnes  Heulings,  Abraham  Allen.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1773. 

1773,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £43.4.3,  made  by  Joseph  Eves  and  Daniel 
Lippincott.  Lib.   14,  p.   529. 

1779,  May  1.  Hunny^vell,  John,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  £25  yearly.  To  my  brother's  son,  John  Hun- 
nywell,  £10.  Brother,  William,  father  of  said  John,  £5.  To  Margret 
Hunnywell,  daughter  of  my  brother  Richard,  deceased,  £50.  To  Rachel 
Tanor,  daughter  of  William  Tanor,  a  cow.  Executors — wife,  Rebecca, 
John  McMurtri  and  Cornelius  Albertson.  Witnesses — George  Mc- 
Murtrie,    John   Brady,   Henry  Crosley.      Proved   Nov.   23,    1779. 

1779,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £3,442.9.1,  made  by  William  White  and 
Robert  Allison.  Lib.  22,  p.  137. 

1774,  July  26.  Hunsinger,  John,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  George  Hunsinger.  Fellowbondsman — Christopher 
Sickler;   both  of  said  place. 

1774,  July  26.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Hunsinger,  the  widow  of  said 
John,  being  an  old  woman;  desires  letters  to  be  given  to  son,  John 
George  Hunsinger.     Witness — B.   Pitfield. 

1774,  July  26.  Inventory,  made  by  Benjamin  Pitfield  and  Christo- 
pher Sickles,  of  all  the  property  shown  to  us  by  John  George  Hun- 
singer and  Peter  Hunsinger.  Lib.  15,  p.  517. 

1772,  Jan.  16.  Hunt,  Azariah,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Ralph  Hunt,  son  of  Azariah.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Hunt; 
both  of  said  place.    Witness— Sarah  Nuttman. 

1771,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £213.8.10,  made  by  John  Houghton  and 
Nathan  Moore. 

1774,  Aug.  31.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.   15,   p.   505. 

1777,  Nov.  27.  Hunt,  Ralph,  Sr.,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Ralph  Hunt.  Fellowbondsmen — James  Brearley  and  John 
Phillips. 

1777,  Sept.  13.  Renunciation  by  Frances  Hunt,  wife  of  Ralph  Hunt. 
Witnesses — Samuel  Hunt  and  Theophilus  Phillips. 

1777,  Sept.  17.  Inventory,  £233.14.0,  made  by  James  Brearley  and 
John  Phillips.  Lib.  18,  p.  622. 


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NEW   JERSEY   COLONIAL  DOCUMENTS 


1773,  June  26.  Hunt,  Samuel,  of  Bethlehem  Township,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Hugh  McAllester,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman 
— Peter  Williamson,  of  Greenage,  said  Co.     Witness — Furman  Yard. 

1773,  April  10.  Inventory,  £42.0.9,  made  by  Peter  Williamson  and 
Abraham  Kline. 

1774,  Aug-.  18.     Account  by  Adm'r.  Lib.  14,  p.  534;  Lib.  15,  p.  528. 

1774,  April  5.  Hunt,  Col.  Samuel,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Brown.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Cottnam;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witness — Micajah  How.  Lib.   15,   p.   518. 

1774,  May  10.  Hunter,  Andrew,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co. ;  will 
of.  Brother,  Nicolas  Hunter,  £40;  if  he  is  dead,  to  his  children.  Sis- 
ter, Elizabeth  Carr,  £40;  if  she  is  dead,  to  her  daughters,  Rebeca  and 
Elizabeth  Carr.  Sister,  Nancy  Willock,  of  Taughbayn,  in  Ireland,  £20. 
Nephew,  Andrew  Hunter,  £20.  Wife,  Amy,  rest  of  estate.  To  the 
College  of  New  Jersey,  £100.  Executrix — wife.  Amy.  Witnesses — 
Thomas   Reeves,   Thankful   Reeves,   Lewis  Howell. 

Codicil.  My  wife  may  sell  my  lands.  Witnesses — Thomas  Reeves, 
Thankful  Reeves,  Phebe  Ward.     Proved  Aug.   22,   1775. 

1775,  Aug.  21.  Inventory,  £524.9.3,  made  by  Thomas  Maskell  and 
Thomas  Reeves.  Lib.  17,  p.   227. 

1774,  July  18.  Hunting,  Jonathan,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Comfort  Hunting  and  John  Cobb.  Fellowbondsman — John  Munson; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  L,   p.   155. 

1778,  Jan.  7.  Hurley,  David,  of  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  James 
and  John  Hurley,  all  my  lands,  as  tenants  in  common.  Moveable 
estate  to  be  sold.  Daughters,  Mary,  Susanna  and  Sarah,  £250.  Exec- 
utors— Thomas  Redman,  of  Haddonfleld,  and  my  son,  James.  Wit- 
nesses— Joseph  Read,  Isaac  Wood,  John  Bispham,  Jr.  Proved  Jan. 
24,  1778.  Lib.  19,  p.  450. 

1780,  Aug.  12.  Hurten,  Joshua,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Hurten.  Fellowbondsman — Israel  Hedden;  both  of  Newark,  said 
Co.     Witnesses — John   Treat  Crane  and  Robert  Neil,   Jr. 

1780,  Aug.  19.  Inventory,  £91.10.9,  made  by  Samuel  Huntington  and 
Alexander  Eagles.  Lib.   24,   p.   24. 

1773,  Dec.  25.  Husted,  Aaron,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  my  personal  estate.  Lands  to  be  sold.  Son, 
Aaron,  £100,  when  21;  but  if  he  die  under  age,  then  it  is  to  be  divided 
between  my  wife,  and  my  brothers  and  sisters,  Samuel  and  Moses 
Husted,  and  Elizabeth  Powel,  Mary  Seely  and  Ruhame  Husted. 
Mother,  Elizabeth  Husted,  a  cow.  Executor — Silas  Newcomb.  Wit- 
nesses— Daniel  Elmer,  Jonah  Garrison,  Jesse  Seeley.  Proved  Feb. 
23,   1774. 

1773,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £53.12.2,  made  by  Daniel  Elmer  and  David 
Husted.  Lib.    17,    p.    64. 

1775,  March  15.  Husted,  David,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Vs  of  my  personal  estate.  Son,  David,  5  shillings. 
Son,  Zephniah,  5  shillings.  Son,  Jeremiah,  5  shillings.  Son,  Jonathan, 
5  shillings.  Son,  Hosea,  5  shillings.  Son,  Ruben,  5  shillings.  Daugh- 
ter,  Rhoda   Burk,    5    shillings.      Son,    Joel,    all    my   lands.      Executor — 


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Joel  Husted.     Witnesses — Silas  Newcomb,  Samuel  Mills,  Beath  White- 
car.     Proved  April  6,   1775. 

1775,  April  3.  Inventory,  £26.15.6,  made  by  Samuel  Mills  and  Silas 
Newrcomb.  Lib.   17,   p.   123. 

1773,  Aug.  23.  Ilusted,  Moses,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  %  of  moveable  estate.  Son,  Samuel,  10  shilling's.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth  Povv^ell,  relict  of  Richard  Powell,  deceased,  %  of  the  move- 
able estate.  Daughter,  Mary,  the  wife  of  Jesse  Seeley,  %  of  the 
moveable  estate.  Daughter,  Ruhamah  Husted,  %  the  moveable  estate. 
Son,  Moses,  and  son,  Aaron,  all  my  lands.  Executor — Ephraim  Harris. 
Witnesses — Levi  Stratton,  Amariah  Harris,  Priscilla  Husted.  Proved 
Sept.   14,   1773. 

1773,  Sept.  13.  Inventory,  £123.12.8,  made  by  Timothy  Elmer  and 
Daniel  Elmer.  Lib.  16,   p.   253. 

1776,  April  10.  Hutchinson,  Jonathan,  of  Windsor  Township,  Middle- 
sex Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Jonathan  Hutchinson,  a  part  of  my  plantation, 
along  the  lines  of  John  Rogers  and  Robert  Rogers.  Son,  Daniel,  the 
plantation  which  I  bought  of  James  Debow,  and  12  acres  of  that 
which  I  bought  of  Isaac  Ivens,  lying  up  the  mill  pond  by  William 
Cubberley.  The  rest  of  my  lands  I  give  to  my  sons,  Isaac,  James, 
Amos  and  William.  My  wife  to  have  the  household  goods,  which  I 
had  with  her,  and  my  daughter,  Rachel,  to  have  my  cupboard,  which 
was  her  mother's.  If  my  wife  refuse  to  accept  what  I  give  her,  the 
goods  which  I  had  with  her  to  be  sold,  and  the  money  given  to  my 
sons.  Executors — friend,  John  Cubberley,  and  my  son,  Daniel.  Wit- 
nesses— Amos  Rogers,  John  Rice,  Abigail  Rogers.  Proved  Jan.  22, 
1777. 

1777,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £476.13.3,  made  by  Joseph  Lawrence  and 
Thomas  Lawrie. 

1777,  April  4.     Account  by  Executors.  Lib.   18,   p.   65. 

1777,  March  31.  Hutchinson,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Appleget,   of  said  Co. 

1777,  March  19.  Renunciation  by  Elizabeth  Hutchinson,  who  says, 
"I  do  give  John  Appelgit  power  to  adminster  on  my  goods  and  cat- 
tels."     Witnesses — Samuel  Bayles  and  Peter  Gulick. 

1777,  March  19.  Inventory,  £141.18.0,  made  by  Samuel  Bayles  and 
Peter  Gulick.  Lib.   18,  p.  211. 

1781,  April  24.  Hutson,  Isaiah,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  William  Hudson,  of  said  place,  deceased.  Said  Ward 
makes  choice  of  John  Tagart  as  his  Guardian,  to  look  after  his  real 
and    personal    estate. 

1781,  April  24.  Guardian — John  Tagart,  of  Piles  Grove.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Thomas   Thompson,   of  Manington;    both   of   said   Co. 

Lib.  23,  p.  410.     (See  next  entry.) 

1783,  Dec.  10.  Hutson,  Isaiah,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  William 
Hutson,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  Ward  makes  choice  of  David 
Colson  as  his  Guardian,  to  look  after  his  real  and  personal  estate. 

1783,  Dec.  10.  Guardian — David  Colson.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Higgins;   both  of  said  Co.  Lib.   25,   p.   400. 


266  ne;w  jersey  coloniai,  documents 

1776,  June  6.  Hutson,  William,  of  Manington,  Salem  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Son,  John  Hutson,  all  my  lands  after  my  wife's  decease.  Ten 
acres  of  swamp  that  bounds  land  of  Gideon  Clark  to  be  sold.  Wife, 
Isable,  use  of  land  till  her  death.  Moveable  estate  to  my  wife,  to 
bring  up  my  children.  My  2  sons  are  to  be  bound  out  to  trades. 
Daughter,  Mary  Hutson,  a  bed.  Executors — wife,  Isable,  and  son, 
John.  Witnesses — John  Pringle,  Mary  Peterson,  William  McKasson. 
Proved  Feb.  6,  1777. 

1777,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £329.12.4,  made  by  Abel  Harris  and  Thomas 
Carney,  Jr.  Lib.   18,   p.   410. 

1778,  F"eb.  19.  Hyer,  William,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Hyer.  Fellowbondsman — John  Van  Pelt;  both  of  Middletown, 
said  Co.     Witness — Margaret  Tinney. 

1778,  Feb.  16.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Hyer,  widow  of  William,  in 
favor  of  her  oldest  son,  William  Hyer.  Witnesses — Josiah  West  and 
Peter  Van  Pelt.  Lib.  16,  p.  519. 

1775,  May  5.  Hyler,  Martin,  of  Pequannock,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Susannah  Hyler,  widow  of  said  Martin,  and  Peter  Hyler, 
both  of  said  place.     Witness — Peter  Cook.  Lib.  M,  p.   31. 

1773,  Jan.  17.  Imlay,  Acbsah,  of  Bordentown,  Chesterfield  Township, 
Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Robert  Imlay,  £5.  Son,  Peter  Imlay, 
£5.  Son,  William  Imlay,  £5.  Daughter,  Mary  Imlay,  a  silver  "kan." 
Daughters,  Mary,  Lydia,  Elizabeth  and  Theodocia,  silver  spoons,  when 
18.  Executors — my  brother,  Isaac  Pearson,  and  Joseph  Imlay.  Wit- 
nesses— Abram  Hunt,  Robert  Pearson,  Alexander  Ferguson.  Proved 
Feb.   24,  1773. 

1773,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £120.16.11,  made  by  Samuel  Farnsworth 
and  Peter  Tallman.  Lib.   14,  p.  528. 

1764,  March  25.  Ingersul,  Benjamin,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  Town- 
ship, Gloucester  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Sooy,  £5  and 
Va  part  of  my  surviving  estate,  real  and  personal.  Daughter,  Hannah 
Doughtey,  another  %rd.  Wife,  Susanna,  the  other  %vd.  Executors — 
wife,  Susannah,  and  my  son-in-law,  Nicholas  Sooy.  Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Risley,  Judith  Risley,  Joseph  Ingersul,  Jr.     Proved  April  14,   1774 

Lib.  16,  p.  349. 

1773,  May  21.  Ingersul,  Kbenezer,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  Gloucester 
Co.,  husbandman;  will  of.  Eldest  daughter,  Elizabeth  Townsand,  £5. 
Daughter,  Rachel  French,  £10.  Daughter,  Susana  Ingersul,  £10.  Wife, 
Mary,  all  my  personal  estate,  with  her  paying  out  V2  of  it  to  my  5 
youngest  children,  when  they  come  of  age.  Son,  Daniel,  when  21, 
plantation  where  I  live,  except  his  mother's  dowry.  I  also  give  him 
50  acres  of  swamp  at  "Mapole  Swamp."  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and 
my  brother,  John  Ingersul.  Witnesses — Robert  P.  Tyrrill,  Daniel 
Ingersul,  Noah  Smith. 

1773,  May  23.  Codicil.  Son,  Daniel,  is  to  have  no  part  of  personal 
estate,  but  his  share  is  to  be  divided  among  his  4  youngest  daughters, 
Catherine,  Rebicah,  Jemime  and  Mary  Ingersul.  Witnesses  —  Noah 
Smith,   Robert   P.   Tyrrill.      Proved  June  30,   1773. 

1773,  June  17.  Inventory.  £227.12.0,  made  by  Noah  Smith  and  Sam- 
uel Risley.  Lib.  16,  p.  123. 


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1775,   March   6.  Ingersiil,  John,   Sr.,   of  Gloucester  Co.      Int.      Adm'r 

— Isaac  Ingersul.  Pellowbondsman — Amos  Ireland;    both   of  said  Co. 

1775,    March    2.  Inventory,    £148.9.2,    made    by    Amos    Ireland    and 

Samuel  Risley.  Lib.   15,  p.  535. 

17S0,  Jan.  1.  Inskeep,  Abraham,  of  Waterford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  to  be  provided  for  by  son  Abraham.  Son, 
Abraham,  that  part  of  the  plantation  where  he  lives.  Son,  Joseph, 
place  where  I  live.  Sons,  Abraham  and  Joseph,  cedar  swamp,  on  a 
branch  of  Great  Eg-g-  Harbor  River,  called  Four  Mile  Beach.  Sons, 
Abraham,  John  and  Joseph,  my  apparel.  Remainder  to  my  children, 
John  Inskeep,  Hannah  Inskeep,  Sarah  Stokes  and  Priscilla  Pine,  as 
also  my  daughter,  Sybella  Tonkin's  4  children.  Executors — Thomas 
Stokes  and  Abraham  Inskeep.  Witnesses  —  Joshua  Stokes.  John 
Bishop,  James  Sloan. 

1780,  Jan.  13.  Codicil.  Son,  Joseph,  to  have  two  working-  horses 
and  light  wag^on.  Son,  Abraham,  my  colt.  Son,  John,  my  apprentice 
boy,  Sasman,  the  rest  of  his  time.  In  the  place  of  Thomas  Stokes,  I 
appoint  my  son,  John,  as  Executor,  with  his  brother,  Abraham.  Wit- 
nesses— Joshua  Stokes,  John  Bishop,  Samuel  Clement.  Proved  Jan. 
27,  1780. 

1780,  Jan.  24.  Inventory,  £1,524.5.6,  made  by  John  Gill  and  John 
Middleton. 

1780,  June  23.     Account  by  Executors.     Lib.  21,  p.  293;  Lib.  22,  p.  67. 

1778,  Feb.  21.  Inslee,  Jonathan,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.,  car- 
penter. Int.  Adm'x — Grace  Inslee.  Pellowbondsman — John  Hamp- 
ton, yeoman;  both  of  said  Co. 

1778,  Feb.  19.  Inventory,  £92.2.6,  made  by  Charles  Jackson,  John 
Inslee,  Joshua  Bloodg-ood  and  John  Vankirk.  Lib.   16,   p.   517. 

1773,  Nov.  18.  Iredell,  Jonathan,  of  Deptford  Township,  Gloucester 
Co.,  carpenter.  Int.  Adm'x — Elizabeth  Iredell,  of  said  place.  Pellow- 
Ixindsman — John  Gill,  of  Newton  Township,  said  Co.  Witness — Job 
Whitall. 

1773,  Nov.  9.  Inventory,  £209.11.3,  made  by  Joseph  Willcox  and 
John  Gill.  Lib.   15,   p.   493. 

1773,  Jan.  11.  Ireland,  Thomas,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  Township, 
Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  George,  plantation  where  I  live,  with 
100  acres  that  join,  which  I  bought  of  Gideon  Scull.  Son,  Amos,  V2 
of  the  tract  of  land  belonging  to  the  sawmill,  with  V2  which  is  in 
partnership  between  me  and  Elias  Smith;  also  Vz  of  the  meadow  on 
west  side  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  River,  the  meadow  which  Daniel 
Ireland  bought  of  Charles  Dingly.  Son,  Thomas,  V2  of  the  sawmill 
on  Great  Run,  and  V2  of  the  cedar  swamp,  which  is  in  partnership 
between  me  and  Thomas  Champion,  when  he  is  of  age.  Daughter, 
Abigail,  one  bed  more  than  the  other  girls,  and  then  the  moveable 
estate  to  be  divided  between  her  and  my  4  younger  daughters,  Sophia, 
Jemima,  Mary  and  Silvy.  Daughter,  Silvy,  to  have  the  privilege  of 
the  new  house,  joining  the  old  one,  as  long  as  she  is  single.  They 
shall  all  be  paid  as  they  come  18.  "Wife,  Mary,  use  of  the  place  where 
I  live.  Sons,  George  and  Thomas,  to  have  trades.  Five  shillings  a-piece 
shall  be  paid  to  Sarah,  Japheth  and  Hannah,  if  demanded.  Executors 
— my  wife,  and  John  Sommers,  son  of  James  Sommers.  Witnesses — 
Adam  Morris,  Jabish  Clark,  Samuel  Alexander.     Proved  Feb.  16,  1773. 


268  NEW   JERSEY   COEONIAE  DOCUMENTS 

1773,  Feb.  12.  Inventory,  £249.8.5,  made  by  Adam  Morris  and  Ama- 
riah  Lake. 

1774,  April  16.  Account  by  Mary  Ireland.  A  balance  is  remaining 
due  from  the  estate  of  Thomas  Ireland  to  the  estate  of  Daniel  Ire- 
land.  £6.10.1.  Lib.   15,  p.   521;  Lib.   16,  p.  110. 

1771,  April  19.  Isdall,  Thomas,  of  Burlington,  Burlington  Co.,  loaf- 
bread  baker.  Int.  Adm'r— Hugh  Hartshorne,  Esq.,  of  Bristol,  Penn- 
sylvania.    Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Ellis,  of  Burlington. 

Lib.    15,    p.    110. 

1773,  Jan.  4.  Ivins,  E^zekiel,  of  Chester  Township,  Burlington  Co., 
boatman.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Ivins.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Ivins; 
both  of  said  place. 

1773,  Jan.  2.  Inventory,  £153.6.7,  made  by  Sarah  Ivins,  widow,  Sam- 
uel Ivins  and  Abraham  Woolman.  Lib.   14,   p.   521. 

1773,  April  2.  Ivins,  Samuel,  of  Stafford  Township,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Ivins,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsinan — Isaac 
Ivins,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co. 

1773,  April  1.  Inventory,  £299.3.11,  made  by  Empson  Kirby  and 
Joseph  Randolph.  Lib.   14,   p.   519. 

1776,  March  21.  Iszard,  Nicholas,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Derick  Peterson.  Fellowbondsman — Enoch  Stillwill;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Margaret  Bancraft  and  Hannah  Hughes. 

1776,  March  19.  Inventory,  £115.9.3,  made  by  Enoch  Stillwill  and 
John  Cresse.  Lib.  16,  p.   492. 

1777,  April  8.  Izard,  Michael,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Ephraim  Fithian.  Fellowbondsman — Lot  Fithian;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witness — Rachel  Clunn. 

1777,  June  23.  Inventory,  £67.16.1,  made  by  Jacob  Miller  and  Oliver 
Russell. 

1779,  March  6.  Account  by  Adm'r.  Cash  paid  to  Priscilla  (ioof, 
Jacob  Miller,  Margret  Bower,  Recompence  Leek  and  James  Ewing. 

Lib.  16,  p.  523;  Lib.  18,  i».  213. 

1777,  Xov.  19.  Jackson,  James,  Jr.,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Edmund  Beakes.  Fellowbondsman — Hugh  Newell; 
both  of  N.  J. 

1777,  Nov.  17.  Inventory,  £734.10.5,  made  by  James  Lawrie  and 
Hugh  Newell.  Lib.  16.  p.  517. 

1774,  March  8.  Jackson,  Joseph,  of  Township  and  Co.  of  Gloucester. 
Int.  Adm'x — Ann  Jackson,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Wil- 
liams,  yeoman;   both  of  said  place. 

1774,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £124.18.4,  made  by  John  Hedges  and  Jona- 
than Williams.  Lib.  15,  p.  522. 

1774,  May  21.  Jackson,  William,  of  Kingwood,  Hunterdon  Co.,  cord- 
wainer;  will  of.  My  friend,  Ruben  McFerson,  £30.  Sister,  Rachel 
Hewens,  V4  the  remainder.  Sister,  Mary  Hewens,  %  the  remainder. 
Executor — friend,  Thomas  McFerson.  Witnesses — Joseph  Hunt,  Wil- 
liam Hunt,   Thomas  Coate.     Proved  June   7,   1774. 


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1774,  June  3.  Inventory,  £59.3.6,  made  by  John  Case  and  Thomas 
Coate. 

1775,  June  23.     Account  by  Executor.     Lib.  15,  p.  542;  Lib.  16,  p.  261. 

1771,  Jan.  17.  Jagrsard,  Robert,  of  Deptford,  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
Mother,  Ann  Dilks,  personal  estate,  when  she  is  a  widow,  during  her 
life:  also  my  lands,  when  she  becomes  a  widow,  and,  afterwards,  the 
lands  to  my  sister,  Ann  Bee,  during-  her  life,  and,  afterwards,  to  her 
first  heir  that  keeps  the  first  day  of  the  week.  Executors — mother, 
Ann  Dilks,  and  Judah  Heritage.  Witnesses  —  Benjamin  Heritag^e, 
Patrick    Flaningham,   John   Turner.      Proved   Feb.    22,    1771. 

1771,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £127.3.7%,  made  by  Patrick  Flaning-am  and 
Benjamin  Heritage. 

1775,  Jan.  4.  Account  by  Judah  Heritage,  acting  Executor.  Paid 
Ephraim  Bee,  £30.  Paid  Abram  Dilks,  9  shillings.  Paid  Ann  Dilks, 
£46.1.0.  Lib.   14,  p.  377;  Lib.   15,   p.   537. 

1774,  Oct.  17.  James,  Deanion,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.,  car- 
penter; will  of.  Mother,  Sarah  Reeves,  £10.  Son,  David  James,  shoe 
buckles  and  4  shirts,  when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Amy  James,  the  cloth- 
ing that  was  her  mother's,  when  she  is  18.  Rest  of  estate  to  be  sold, 
and  money  to  be  kept  for  my  children.  Son,  David,  is  to  be  bound 
out  when  14  to  learn  a  trade.  Executor — Nathan  Sheppard.  Wit- 
nesses— David  Bowen,  Benjamin  Peck,  Joel  Fithian.  Proved  Jan. 
10,   1775. 

1774,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £276.8.3,  made  by  Samuel  Fithian  and 
Obed  Hudson.  Lib.   17,   p.   206. 

1776,  May  21.  James,  Robert,  of  Downs,  Cumberland  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Elenor  James  and  John  Bateman;  both  of  Fairfield,  said  Co. 

1776,  May  16.  Inventory,  £89. 11. 101/2,  made  by  Timothy  Elmer  and 
Amos  Westcott. 

1777,  June  13.  Account  by  Adm'rs  of  Robert  James,  of  Fairfield 
Township.  Cash  paid  Job  James,  Nathan  Shepard,  Sarah  Riley, 
Margret  Shepard,  Joseph  Bateman.  Lib.